First Friday

October 6 · Happenings

Join us for First Friday on Friday, October 6 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory!


John DiFrancesca Scholarship Program
The DiFrancesca Scholarship Program, named in honor of musician, business, and community leader John DiFrancesca, provides students’ participating in the ArtSmart afterschool program at the Banana Factory, to be awarded a merit-based scholarship. A $500.00 scholarship is awarded annually to one ArtSmart middle school student per session (Fall/Winter) who demonstrates exceptional talent and affinity for the arts and can be used toward attending summer art camps or advanced art classes at the Banana Factory arts center. 

Award announcement will be taking place in the Crayola Gallery at 6:30pm for students who participated in the ArtSmart program Fall 2022 & Winter 2023.




Art-Making Activity



Glassblowing in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio


Live Music and Bar

Planet Infamy in the Crayola Gallery

Bar in the Crayola Gallery


Open Artist Studios 2nd and 3rd Floors


Lehigh Valley Press