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.
April 6, 2018 · Happenings
- Hot Glass Demonstration with Visiting Artist Ed Branson, – 7:00 pm, Hot Glass Studio
- FREE Craft: Artistic Garden Markers – 6:00-8:00 pm, Visual Arts Classroom with Teaching Artist Eileen Dorsey
- FREE Kid Art Scavenger Hunt – 6:00-8:00 pm, Visual Arts Classroom.
Kids who turn in completed scavenger hunts to front desk get a special prize!
- Sewing Demo with Resident Artist Alison Bessesdotter, 7:00-7:30 pm, Studio 250
- Cast Paper Tile Demo – with Resident Artist Virginia Abbott, Studio 337
- Jewelry Demo with Resident Artist and Teaching Artist Kevin Herbst Haaf – Studio
- Music with Mosey Beat in partnership with Lehigh Valley Underground in Crayola Gallery
- Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards – Banko Gallery
- Compendium: (Land)scapes – Crayola Gallery
- ArtPOP Billboard Competition Winners – Alvin H. Butz Gallery, ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks
- Featured Resident Artists from the Banana Factory Arts Center: Khali Allaik (Studio 342) and David Sommers (Studio 255)
- Vendors/Community Partners:
Mallory Makes – Mallory Zondag