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 6pm each month and wraps up around 9pm.
- 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.
December 7, 2018 · Happenings
- FREE Mexican Star Paper Ornament craft with Teaching Artists Kristen Sauers & Lauren Beck, 6PM-9PM, Visual Arts Classroom
- FREE Kid Art Scavenger Hunt – 6-8 pm, Visual Arts Classroom.
Kids who turn in completed scavenger hunts to front desk get a special prize!
- Lehigh Valley Gay Man’s Chorus (Crayola Gallery from 6:30PM-7:15PM and caroling through building 7:30PM-9PM)
- Pop-Up Holiday Market, Banko Gallery and First Floor, 6PM-9PM
Shop small at the Banana Factory at our December Pop-Up Holiday Market! Look through many great handmade items for the holidays from local vendors. Don’t forget to stop by our second and third floor resident artist studios as well for additional fine art holiday shopping!
- Holiday Market Vendors:
- 8th Annual InVision Juried Exhibition – Crayola Gallery
- InVision College Photography Competition – Hallway to the Arts
- Carol Guzy: Puerto Rico ¡Adelante! – Banko Gallery
- Sharon Bartmann and Gillian Pokalo: The Past is Present: Visions of Bethlehem Steel – Alvin H. Butz Gallery
- Fall ArtSmart Student Exhibition – Gallery 104 and Digital Classroom