Spring for the Arts
Our largest fundraiser, Spring for the Arts, takes place at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. The event gives us an opportunity to celebrate the success of our regional artists. The gala evening includes a cocktail hour, a silent auction, raffles, musical entertainment, dinner, a live art auction, and most important, the awards presentation.
Spring for the Arts provides the funds necessary to make these valuable programs and services available to all residents of the Pocono community:
- Monthly Newsletter
- Annual Student Exhibition
- Annual Members’ Exhibition
- ARTSPACE Gallery
- Studio Courses
- Festival of Wood
- Pocono State Craft Festival
- PA Partners in the Arts Program
Festival of Wood
The Festival of Wood is a hands-on, family-friendly event that takes place at Historic Grey Towers in Milford, PA. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable forestry, the two-day event includes films, music, lectures, and demonstrations that are fun and educational.
Patrons are invited to enjoy handmade crafts, music, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!
Pocono State Craft Festival
The Pocono’s premier art and craft festival takes place every August at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA.
Meet and shop from a juried selection of fine artists and craftsmen, enjoy local musicians, and relive history on a working farm. Live demonstrations, children’s area, and festival food make for a great day!
Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off
The Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off is held each fall at a local venue. Admission includes Mac & Cheese tasting as well as voting for your favorite recipe. Celebrity judges provide their expertise to the professional and amateur chefs who participate.
The winner is awarded the title of “Best Mac & Cheese in the Poconos.” All proceeds from the Bake-Off benefit the programs and services of the Pocono Arts Council.