PoconoArts Accomplishments Thanks to our
Members, Sponsors and Volunteers

  • PoconoArts awarded over $1,507,493 to the NE PA region from 1997 – 2012 through the PA Partners in the Arts (PPA) program, a partnership with the PA Council on the Arts. PoconoArts serves Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.
  • The PoconoArts Cultural Center opened in1999 in downtown Stroudsburg & features: The ARTSPACE Gallery; The Studio Gallery; The Gallery Shop; Art Instruction Studio; and PoconoArts Offices
  • A monthly newsletter features the community's upcoming cultural events, articles, and news. A mid-month e-news keeps members up to date.
  • Over $3000 is awarded annually in student scholarships through the Youth in Music Excellence Awards & Student Juried Exhibition.
  • PoconoArts sponsors classes and workshops in a variety of artistic disciplines. Classes are held at the PoconoArts Cultural Center and other local sites.
  • PoconoArts visual artists are featured in eleven Public Galleries as well as special exhibits throughout the region.
  • PoconoArts Squared, an artisan “Farmers Market,” features local artists and craftsmen in Courthouse Square and other local locations over the summer.
  • The PoconoArts website,, offers information, links to member websites, an interactive Community Arts Calendar, and easy access to membership and class and special event registration.
  • PoconoArts sponsored Arts Town Hall meetings bring regional Arts related organizations together to network and strengthen the arts community.
  • Cooperative projects with local and regional community organizations strengthen the cultural climate of the Poconos.
  • Pocono State Crafts Festival, co-sponsored by the Pocono Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen, held annually in August at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
  • Festival of Wood, co-sponsored by Grey Towers National Historic Site, held annually in August in Milford, PA.
  • An annual juried exhibition brings professional local, state, national and international artists together for a special ArtSpace Gallery show in January.
  • Leadership in arts advocacy offering inspiration, direction and coordination for arts & cultural activities in the Poconos, the state and the nation.

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