Art is prevalent in the Pocono Mountains, and there are several amazing galleries to prove it. While you can find an array of local art at the Hawley Silk Mill, including the Looking Glass Art Gallery and Art on the Edge, the Pocono Mountains offer a variety of locations to see the work of regional artisans. Here’s a look at a few of the best places to find local art in the Poconos.
Where to Find Local Art
Operated by the Pocono Arts Council, ARTSPACE Gallery features local art, hosting a range of exhibits throughout the year. From botanical and floral artwork to abstract, these exhibitions are open to students as well as professionals. With each exhibit, the Pocono Arts Council also holds an artist reception and award ceremony after selecting the top pieces. Art has also been donated to the local art gallery, including select pieces from Morris Berman’s collection, which seeks to divulge the contradictions of modern life. Other guest collections appear sporadically.
The ARTery is a fine art and craft gallery located in Forest Hall of Milford, PA, with a rotating cast of 10-15 artists each month from November through May. Then, from June through October, a member artist is featured throughout each month. The co-op gallery features group exhibits within creatively titled themes that vary in media. These media include metal and stonework, photography, sculpture, carved and etched glass, printmaking, wood turning, and jewelry. Every second Saturday of the month, The ARTery holds receptions for guests to meet featured artists and view their collections.
Andrei Art Gallery
Located in Stroudsburg, PA, the Andrei Art Gallery has an extensive digital fine art portfolio. Owner and featured artist Andrei Protsouk of Ukraine began painting at a young age and began sculpting before age 6. He was classically and incorporates each element of composition in his pieces. His own artwork is exhibited globally, including Europe, New Zealand, and Japan, as well as locally in PA. From multimedia art to works on paper, his compelling work with strong lines is available from purchase on-site as well as online.
Morgan Gallery of Fine Arts
The Morgan Gallery of Fine Arts in Blakeslee, PA, is the oldest gallery in the Pocono Mountains, opening over 20 years ago. The finest contemporary realist paintings and American craft are located at the gallery, which also includes custom framing on the premises. Featured artists include Cheryl Korb and her spectacular realistic watercolors, Edwin Havas and his oil canvasses, Lisa Hannick and her floral portraits, and Richard Apgar with his rustic furniture and decor.
Willow River Gallery
The Willow River Gallery in Honesdale, PA, is owned by a husband-wife duo and features regional artists. The media is not limited to the wall, however, with pottery featured as the main attraction. Watercolor, pastels, mixed media, sculpture, and even furniture are also on display. Local art shows are scheduled periodically.
Looking Glass Art Gallery
One of the most popular art galleries in the Pocono Mountains is the Looking Glass Art Gallery in Hawley, PA. This gallery is located in the Hawley Silk Mill building, which also houses a college, shops, local art classes, workshops, a market, and other cultural gems. The galley features local artists though its visitors and collectors have journeyed from as far away as Hong Kong., France, and Germany. From naif art to film photography, featured collections cover a variety of topics and media. Some of those media are oils, acrylics, pencil, and charcoal. The gallery holds events throughout the year and rotates exhibits.
Local art is also displayed and available for purchase at Ledges Hotel as well as the Hawley Silk Mill and other galleries mentioned above.