First Friday

September 3 · Happenings

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



Artist Led Talk & Tour

Banko Gallery, 7:30 p.m.
Join artist Ifeatuanya Chiejina and curator Devyn Briggs through a tour of her exhibition, Transforming and Becoming. The artist will discuss her artistic process, her inspiration for her work, and go through specific pieces in the exhibition. The artist and curator will also be available for a Q & A session after the tour.


Open Artist Studios

2nd and 3rd floors



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

Drawloom Weaving Demonstrations, Studio 340
with Amy Blair

Pallet Knife Technique Demonstrations, Studio 242
with Anthony Smith Jr

Display of new painting “Lunar Clarity”, Studio 218A
Doug Boehm


Live Music and Cash Bar

Colin O’Leary
Performing in the Crayola Gallery

The following rules will be in effect:

  • The CDC recommends all individuals (vaccinated and non-vaccinated) wear a mask indoors
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees.
  • Please stay home if you feel sick.

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.