We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit through art and community pride. Our focus, is creating a fund that will spread art throughout our community into the future. Forever.
We were founded in 2010 as a grass roots group called the Berwick Mural Project. Our talented community worked extremely hard to help cultivate the inner artist while creating 10 murals and one reusable sculpture installation.
Starting in 2021 we decided to take Berwick Arts to the next level. We help fund art and cultural projects and we are currently networking with creatives to build a strong bond with other artists to co-create a more beautiful town.
Call for Art
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
I am Connie Donlin the Executive Director of Berwick Arts and I would love to work with you. Berwick Arts is here to fund our community's creative ideas. We will be focusing our efforts in our future Arts District, located in downtown Berwick, on Front St and Market St. We are looking for sculptures, art installations, outdoor music, murals and more.
If you need help with the application process or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Projects funded by us in Downtown Berwick.
Singing in the Rain
Singing in the Rain is a call for rebirth of the spirit of hope. Each piece painted in sunrise colors put together represents the cycle of life. Whether it is pouring all over your head, or the sun is shining so bright that you can't see, each girl is marching forward with the same determination. This installation is a love letter to the people of Berwick. It is a gentle reminder that another day is coming and new chances to try again are on each horizon.
Mosaic Sculpture Project
DAVE & DEB STABLEY
The location of these sculptures is the First Presbyterian Chuch on Market St. Thank you to Deb and Dave Stabley for bringing the art of mosaic to Berwick. You can check out their work at Art Space in Bloomsburg or on the artists' website.
The River Oyster Project
MARIA ROMAN & COURTNEY MCCABE
It's hard to miss this giant, colorful, Susquehanna water wall passing north on Route 93'. Our favorite way to get to The River Oyster Mural? We recommend walking up the steps from Canal St. Animals such as beavers, eels, and oysters greet you in this eye-catching, graphic design. Follow @river_oyster on Instagram to learn more about the art process and the waterlife in your area.
Stuart Tank Mural
This is an immersive mural completed in April 2023. Vincent has created larger than life artwork in a tiny space. He spent over 200 hours on this historic mural depicting the inside of the ACF building where the tanks where made here in Berwick, PA. Check out the museum if you have not been in yet. You can catch Vincent working on the Veterans mural on the Elks building this fall.
Stuart Tank Museum Hours:
Fri 2-8PM, Sat 11-5PM, Tue 11-5PM
Events & Workshops
Every year, we organize art and music events for the local community. There is a lot that you and your family can participate in.
Art & Nature Workshops
This is an event where all ages and all abilities can get involved. Nature heals and working with this medium of nature, Nikki will guide you through making a sculpture with materials from the earth.
Workshop Locations 06/2023 – 09/2023
Bodnarosa Campground, Berwick Farmer's Market, Celebrate Berwick, McBride Library, Anomaly Brewery, Mindfully Aligned
Black Box Theater
On Aug 6th, the performance of "Garden of Bardic Delights"on the Jackson mansions lawn was a wonderful display of what Crystal and her team can do for the Berwick youth. Thanks to all who helped make these theater performances possible for our town. We are looking forward to what's in next year's summer camp!
We partnered with The eXchange to feature regional, national, and international musicians in this intimate venue at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.
The tenth concert was held by HEX HIGHWAY BLUES BAND (Reading, PA), an electric blues/rock powerhouse, who brought the tones of the 1950’s and 60’s right to our doorstep. Find out more about them on the band's website.