The Exchange Gallery, run by a committee of volunteers, provides a venue for regional artists of all ages and levels of experience to display work in themed, open-call exhibitions and juried or invitational shows. Our receptions coincide with other art events in downtown Bloomsburg.
Keep up to date on arts events throughout our region with ArtOfPA.org.
The Listening Room takes place monthly in the Exchange Gallery with national, regional, and local Blues, Roots, and Americana performers. In our intimate venue, you will have a musical experience unlike any other in our region.
The Backstage Pass to the Blues program brings world-class Blues musicians into schools in four counties, teaching the history of America's homegrown art form.
Get in touch with us: Call 570-317-2596 or drop us a line.
The Art Cart visit venues throughout our area, from childcare centers to nursing homes, with projects in many media including painting and drawing, cut-out paper, and sculpture. Our facilitators tailor projects to groups of all sizes and ages, bringing the beauty out in each person.
The Exchange provides the Art Cart for free, thanks to our generous grant funders and support from generous people just like you!
Grantors include the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Community Giving Foundation; the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties; PPL Foundation; the Bemis Foundation; the Charles B. Degenstein Foundation; and the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.
You can make a donation to support our programs right here.
ArtFest takes place every August on the Square in downtown Bloomsburg, featuring more than fifty regional vendors: artists and craftspeople as well food trucks and other non-profit organizations providing activities for adults and children. In 2021, it takes place on Saturday, August 21st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The largest one-day arts event in Bloomsburg also features some of your favorite regional musicians all day long.
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ArtOfPA serves as an arts and culture resource for the communities of Bloomsburg, Berwick, Danville, and other places throughout central Pennsylvania. We maintain a comprehensive list of arts events and venues, and we strive to connect people with the arts and to highlight the role of the arts in making Central PA a great place to visit and a great place to live, work, and play.
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Other Projects: The Exchange also collaborates with organizations including AGAPE, the Children's Museum, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and many others to produce an annual Halloween celebration ("BOO!burg"). We coordinate Bloomsburg's Main Street Halloween window-painting -- a half-century tradition -- and and we work with these and many other partners to put on other community-based events. Click here for more information, and please visit our Facebook page for updates on events.
What does smashing pumpkins have to do with art?
We don't know either. But we sure think it's fun.
WHAT WE DO
The Exchange is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.