First Friday April 7 6-9 p.m.

First Friday

April 7 · Happenings

Join us for First Friday on Friday, April 7 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory!


Teen Takeover - Friday, April 7 4:30-6 p.m.

Banko Gallery: Self-guided activities with a playlist curated by TT group

  • 4 tables of activities:   
    • Illustration- Sketch book, color pencils, pencils 
    • Poetry collage 
    • Bracelet making 
    • Crafts/Origami/model magic 
  • Rug activities
    • Sensory toys 
    • Board Games                

Sensory Space: open to all students, facilitated by Teaching Artist, Hilari Stahler

Studio 102      

  • Snacks available for students 
  • ArtSmart & Teen Takeover Exhbition 

Visual Arts Classroom: MaryJo & Rebecca-Fashion design drop in workshop                

Crayola Gallery: Hope & Healing Exhibition 


Teen Takeover Spring 2023 Open registration

Click here for more information.


Teen Takeover Winter 2023 Exhibition

Located in Studio 102 during April's First Friday 6-9 p.m.





Teen Poetry Open Mic

Join us during the Banana Factory’s First Friday for a Teen Poetry Open Mic in honor of National Poetry Month!

  • Teen’s ages 13-17 are welcome to share an original piece or read a poem by their favorite poet
  • Participants are welcome to read from a book, print-out, mobile device, or from memory
  • The event is free to participate in and open to the public
  • Registration for this event is required. To participate, please register here




Artist Talks




Glassblowing in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio


Live Music and Open Bar

TBD in the Crayola Gallery

Open bar in the Crayola Gallery


Open Artist Studios 2nd and 3rd Floors


Lehigh Valley Press