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.
December 6 · 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!
- Caroling with Lehigh Valley Gay Men’s Chorus, 6-9 p.m.
- Pop-Up Makers Holiday Market & FREE Kids Craft with Teaching Artist Katrina Heebner – Banko Gallery, 6-9 p.m.
- Wine’d Down Workshop: Brush Lettered Ornaments with Lauren Beck – Visual Arts Classroom, 6:30-9 p.m.
- ArtSmart Fall Student Exhibition – Studio 102, 6-9 p.m.
- Live Music with Lehigh Valley Underground, Michael Reisman of Acoustic Mayhem – Crayola Gallery, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
- 9th Annual InVision Juried Photo-Based Art Exhibition, Crayola Gallery
- InVision College Competition, Hallway to the Arts
- The Morning Call Scholastic Digital Photography Contest, 1st Floor Lobby
- James M Collins: Patio Life, Banko Gallery
- Mary Ellen Matthews: Live From New York! SNL Portraits, Alvin H. Butz Gallery
- Featured Resident Artists from the Banana Factory Arts Center:
Doug Boehm, Studio 248A and Katie Hovencamp, Studio 254
- Pop-Up Makers Holiday Market Vendors:
Bethlehem Public Library