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.
- Learn more about the Banana Factory
- Check out our Banana Factory Resident Artists
- View the art classes we offer at the Banana Factory and the ArtsQuest Center
Interested in having a presence at First Fridays in the Banana Factory Arts Center? Please fill out the application below! Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, and applicants will be notified via phone or email if they have been accepted.
December 1, 2017 · Happenings
- Artist Talk by Shauna Frischkorn – 7:00pm, Banko Gallery
- Hot Glass Demonstration, – 7:00pm, Hot Glass Studio
- FREE Craft Activity Yarn Holiday Creatures with Teaching Artist Mallory Zondag- 6PM-8PM, Visual Arts Classroom
- FREE Kid Art Scavenger Hunt- 6PM-8PM, Visual Arts Classroom. Kids who turn in completed scavenger hunts to front desk get a special prize!
- Student Carolers from Broughal Middle School- 6PM-8PM
- 7th Annual InVision Juried Photo-Based Art Exhibition – Crayola Gallery
- Leah Macdonald – Bloom: Encaustic Photographs from Past & Present – Banko Gallery
- InVision College Photography Competition – Hallway to the Arts
- Picturing Youth: Selections from McWorkers and GameBoys Shauna Frischkorn – Alvin H. Butz Gallery, ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks
- Featured Resident Photographers from the Banana Factory Arts Center: Judy Reinford, Thomas Shillea, Olaf Starorypinkski, Bruce Ward – Studio 104
Throughout the Building…….
Visit all the Resident Artist studios and meet the individuals creating the incredible work on display throughout the Banana Factory.
Additional public parking is available across the street from the Banana Factory at the Riverport Garage.