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.
May 3, 2019 · Happenings
- Hot Glass Experience: Flower, 5-7 p.m., Hot Glass Studio
- Bob Ross Paint-Along, 6-8:30 p.m., Digital Imagining Classroom
- Custom Button Making, 6-9 p.m., Visual Arts Classroom
- SouthSide Arts Walk, 6-9 p.m., parking lot outside Banana Factory
Shop through a variety of unique and creative vendors! Full list of participating vendors below.
- Homebase610 Best Tricks Contest, 6-9 p.m.
- DJ Arm18, 6-9 p.m.
- Open Resident Artist Studios, 2 & 3 floor of the Banana Factory Arts Center
- Artist Talk with Martha Rich & Maria Beddia – Banko Gallery, 6:30 p.m. p.m.
- Compendium Juried Exhibition Reception & Awards Announcements, 7:30 p.m., Crayola Gallery
- Flameworking Demo & Collaboration with Dan Getz & Hannah Shine, 7 p.m., Hot Glass Studio
- Live Music on the Patio, Pete + the Stray Dogs (Blues, Folk, Country), 7-9 p.m.
- OPENING! Compendium Juried Exhibition, Crayola Gallery
- OPENING! You Belong Here, Maria Tina Beddia & Martha Rich, Banko Gallery
- OPENING! What is a Lemon? Installation by Martha Rich, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons, ArtsQuest Center
- Just My Type: Linda Dublin Garfield – Hallway to the Arts
- Featured Resident Artists from the Banana Factory Arts Center:
Kim Hogan, Studio 350 and Lauren Kuhn, Studio 345
- Vendors/Community Partners: