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First Friday

On the first friday of every month, South Bethlehem comes alive for a community celebration. Local merchants, restaurants and galleries open their doors to celebrate our awesome community. Our First Friday activities are headquartered at the Banana Factory Arts Center – The fun kicks off at 6pm each month and wraps up around 9pm.

September 4, 2015 · Happenings

Graffiti Artist Max Meano will once again be visiting the Banana Factory to create a signature graffiti work of art.

First Floor of the Banana Factory

NEW! The Banana Factory Annual Resident Artists’ exhibition, will have an opening reception in the Crayola Gallery.

NEW! The ArtsQuest Annual Members’ exhibition will have an opening reception in the Banko Gallery.

NEW! Brian Barto “Keep It Fun” exhibition will have an opening reception in the Hallway to the Arts.

NEW! Banana Factory Featured Artists: Kimberly Tanzos and Angie Lande.

NEW! 2015 Faces of The SouthSide banner exhibition in Studio # 104.

Santa Bannon / Fine Art Gallery will be featuring Evelyn Mowder Power Grids & Color Lines. Artist reception 6:00-9:30PM Artist discussion at 7:30PM. For more information, visit:

Our newest selection of Banana Factory art classes will be announced and open for enrollments! Visit for a full listing.

Scavenger hunt! Come and hunt for clues throughout the Banana Factory! This scavenger hunt will lead you on an artistic journey throughout the building!

The ArtsQuest Glass Studio will be offering make-you-own glass workshops from 5pm-7pm. September’s make-your-own is the paperweight.

Stop by the ArtsQuest Glass Studio to see this month’s live hot glass demonstration from 7-9pm.

The Alternative Gallery will be on hand to provide information about ArtsFest, Pennsylvania’s Alternative Arts Festival happening September 11 -13, 2015

Ron Gutman will be displaying an array of 3-D objects created from paper. His items are perfect for special occasions or just because.

Shannon McLaughlin will be on hand to demonstrate the art of henna at the Banana Factory. Stop by to see her incredible work.

Third Floor of the Banana Factory

Resident artist Kevin Herbst Haaf will be presenting a jewelry demonstration in our Jewelry Studio at 7:30pm.

All Floors of the Banana Factory

Open Studio Mingle with the Banana Factory Resident Artists on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the Banana Factory. (Art work is available for purchase throughout the Banana Factory.)

Additional public parking is available across the street from the Banana Factory at the Riverport Garage.

First Friday is sponsored by:

Service Master Clean  

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