First FridayOn 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
July 3, 2015 · Happenings
First Floor of the Banana Factory
Joshua Franco’s exhibition, A Mine Hole Adventure will have an opening reception in the Crayola Gallery.
The Young Artists’ Annual Exhibition will have an opening reception in the Banko Gallery.
The Banana Factory Summer Camp Art Show will have an opening reception in the Hallway to the Arts.
Our newest selection of Banana Factory art classes will be announced and open for enrollments! Visit the Banana Factory website for a full listing. While you’re at First Friday, make sure you stop by the Front Desk or check in with a staff member to find out about our monthly class discount offers!
The ArtsQuest Glass Studio will offer a make-your-own glass wave workshop on the studio floor from 5-7pm.
Stop by the ArtsQuest Glass Studio to see this live hot glass demonstration from 7-9pm.
Ron Gutman will be displaying an array of 3-D objects created from paper. His items are perfect for special occasions or just because.
Janelle Hamscher’s line of accessories includes handmade original funky jewelry, hair bows & other hair items with a hint of other designs. Pure Sin is inspired by a LOVE of Halloween, lots of colors, and amazing ART and is perfect for creating a unique look year-round! Well-rounded would be a perfect word for these iconic items! Cute, creepy, girly, nerdy, gothic, steampunk, rockabilly, and so much more!
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.