The Exchange Gallery has reopened, Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with other hours
here on our calendar.
The "What I Did In Quarantine" show now has an e-commerce page. Click here.
The "Mask & Carry" show also has an e-commerce page Click here.
Click here for links to many arts and culture opportunities on the Web for all ages.
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“Providing a place that celebrates each individual’s creativity aligns perfectly with The Exchange’s mission to bring the arts to all communities throughout our region,” says Exchange executive director Oren B. Helbok. “Nothing makes us happier than making the ‘art world’ accessible to everyone; we believe strongly that anyone who makes art is an artist, and that art is anything an artist makes. When we put a four-year-old child’s artwork on display next to an art professor’s work, we feel entirely confident that this child will grow up knowing that she is an artist – something that even some of our middle-aged first-time exhibitors have not yet wrapped their minds around.
“Some of the artists thank us for hanging their artwork here. I assure them that in fact we feel grateful to them, because our space would look awfully empty without their work in it.”
The Gallery is a project of the non-profit Exchange, run by a committee of artist volunteers whose interests are to provide a venue through themed, open-call exhibitions and juried or invitational shows that offer exposure to ALL regional artists, regardless of age and level of experience. Gallery exhibitions are selected and scheduled by the Gallery committee and are generally on display for four to six weeks. Opening receptions are arranged in conjunction with other events in downtown Bloomsburg, especially Artspace openings, typically on Saturday evenings.
Most of our themed shows do not require any entry fee, and all artists' work goes on display; only rarely do we have to "edit" for space considerations.
Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, with other hours as posted on the Web site; click here for the current week's hours.
Exhibiting artists must sign an exhibition agreement form that releases The Exchange from liability for any theft, damage, or loss.
Starting in 2021, we will have a more robust on-line presence for each of our exhibitions, including an e-commerce page where people can buy directly, and we would also like to have a video in which the artists speak about their work. If you can make your own short video clip, please e-mail it to us at ; you may also e-mail us a self-portrait/headshot and an artist's statement.
Artists and arts organizations interested in putting on their own solo or group exhibitions in the Exchange Gallery should submit an e-mail request that includes information about the exhibition and artists along with a selection of representative artwork as attachments or links to Web sites. The cost to individuals or groups to exhibit in the Exchange Gallery is $250. The Gallery will assist in the installation and publicity of the exhibition while the artists must cover any shipping or special material costs. Artists and groups will also be asked to help plan and attend a reception of their work.
Inquiries should come to or
sent via snail mail to the address below. Please include a
SASE if you would like your material returned.
24 East Main Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
Click here to download a printable diagram of the Gallery at 1/8" = 1 foot