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 6 p.m. each month and wraps up around 9 p.m.
- 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.
January 3 · Happenings
- Hot Glass Demonstration – Hot Glass Studio, 7-9 p.m.
- FREE Kid Art Scavenger Hunt – Visual Arts Classroom, 6-8 p.m.
Kids who turn in completed scavenger hunts to front desk get a special prize!
- Live Music with Lehigh Valley Underground – Crayola Gallery, 6-6:30 p.m., 7:45-8:15 p.m.
- First Friday Live Dance Series – Crayola Gallery, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
- FREE Kids Craft MLK Dream Rainbows with Teaching Artist Alle Metz – Visual Art Classroom, 6-9 p.m.
- Closing Reception – 9th Annual InVision Juried Photo-Based Art Exhibition, Crayola Gallery
- InVision College Competition, Hallway to the Arts
- James M Collins: Patio Life, Banko Gallery
- Featured Resident Artists from the Banana Factory Arts Center:
Lauren Khun, Studio 345 and Khalil Allaik, Studio 342