First Friday

December 3 · Happenings

Join us for First Friday on Friday, December 3 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory! Attendees will enjoy guided gallery tours, select open studios, and glassblowing demos.

The following rules will be in effect:

  • Everyone is REQUIRED to wear a mask
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees.
  • Please stay home if you feel sick.


  • 11th Annual InVision Juried Exhibition, Crayola Gallery
  • Jason Chen: Second, Banko Gallery
  • What is Alternative Process Photography?, Banana Factory Hallway
  • InVision Community Photo Exhibition, Studio 102
    ArtsQuest invites members of the community to bring their best photographs and pin them up on the Community Photo Exhibition, located in the Gallery 102 space on the 1st floor of the Banana Factory Arts Center. Four prints in the prize categories of Best Portrait, Best Landscape/Wildlife, Best Conceptual/Abstract, and Best Photobased/Multimedia (a photograph combined with another medium, such as drawing or painting, or a photo-based collage work) will be selected and announced at 7 PM in room 104.


Art-making, Visual Arts Classroom


Open Artist Studios

2nd and 3rd floors


Reception for the ArtSmart Exhibition of Work by Bethlehem Area School District Students, Studio 102



Glassblowing in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio
with Dennis Gardner & ArtsQuest Glass Studio Team

Glass fusing in the Mosaics/Fusing Classroom, 3rd floor
with Becky Shoemaker


Live Music

Melody Cruz
Performing in the Crayola Gallery



The health and safety of our patrons, vendors, volunteers, staff, and everyone attending our campus, buildings, and events is of the utmost importance to ArtsQuest and we have established a number of best practices and procedures based on guidelines from the CDC, City of Bethlehem and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please visit to view our current health and safety guidelines.