Banana Factory Block Party

May 20, 2023

ArtsQuest invites the community to a free, family-friendly Block Party at the Banana Factory Arts Center in SouthSide Bethlehem. The event, taking place from 12 to 6 p.m., will feature live music, exhibitions, art workshops and more.

Saturday, May 20: 12-6 p.m.

(Programs run 12–6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Visual Arts


An Uncommon Thread: Fashion as Fine Art by Barbara Kavchok (Crayola Gallery)

Fire & Form: Glass Art Exhibition (Banko Gallery)

Fever Dream: Paintings by Meg Wolensky (Hallway to the Arts)

ArtSmart & Teen Takeover Student Art Show (Studio 102, Digital Classroom)


Art-Making and Artist Demonstrations:

Bob Ross Paint Along 12–2:30 p.m. (Visual Arts Classroom)

Mural Arts with Musikfest Poster Artists Maltas Con Leche (Parking Lot)

Family Art-Making (Parking Lot)

Cast Pewter Sculptures with Sculptor Coral Lambert (Parking Lot)

Cartooning with Cotty Kilbanks (Ceramics Classroom)

Community Art Project with Sculptor Alyssa Imes 5 p.m. (Visitor’s Center at SteelStacks)

Demonstrations with Banana Factory Resident Artists (2nd and 3rd Floor Studios)

Hot Glass Demonstrations (Hot Shop)



Brass band parade with Big Easy Easton Brass Band (parking lot)

Nite Liters LLCDJing (parking lot)



Salsa and Bachata Dancing with Mambo Ruby’s 3:30 – 5:00 (Crayola Gallery)



Craft’d: Artmaking Comedy Gameshow 5:30–6:45 p.m. (Banko Gallery)

Price: $10
Banko Gallery

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Join us during our Banana Factory Block Party for a hilarious artmaking game show!

Over the course of three rounds, local comedian contestants will be shown a work of art and be tasked with recreating it to the best of their ability in just five minutes! Whoever gets the closest to the original, in the eyes of our esteemed panel of judges, wins!

Come watch hilarity ensue, and even accept the opportunity to join in on the tomfoolery yourself!

This show will contain adult language and/or situations. Seating will be assigned by ArtsQuest staff upon arrival into the showroom. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child 12 or under will be admitted. All performers and staff must adhere to our codes of conduct found here.


Selected Vendors & Activities

Bethlehem Area Public Library
Face Painting
The Wicked Botanist
MAKE Lehigh Valley
CAT Bicycle Cooperative
Bethlehem Area School District
Northampton Community College


Food & Beverage

Nick’s BBQ
Mon & Mel’s
Cash Bar