Ring in the New Year with the 8th Annual PEEPSFEST® and PEEPS® Chick Drop

Brand-new PEEPS® Chick, New PEEPS® Games & More Highlight Event Dec. 30-31 The PEEPS® Chick rings in the new year at the 7th annual PEEPSFEST® Dec. 31, 2015 in Bethlehem, PA.  Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Just Born Quality Confections Family fun is the name of the game at PEEPSFEST®, the annual two-day New [...]

Microblading Is The Latest Semi-permanent Make-up

By Carol Cheshire Before and after microblading For centuries women have sought ways to create the perfect eyebrows. Using every tool from plucking, waxing and shaving to applying product, women have relentlessly poked and prodded brows into their ideal shape. The latest method of achieving effortlessly beautiful brows is a procedure called Microblading. [...]

Volunteer Round-Up Week of December 25

THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown is seeking friendly volunteers to help at the Admissions Desk/Museum Store.  Cash register training is available.  Shift times are usually 10am-1pm or 1-4pm.  Feel free to pick one day per week or one day per month.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, [email protected] DAVINCI [...]

Winners Announced in Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Sweet victory! ArtsQuest announced the winners of its 4th-annual SteelStacks Gingerbread House Competition. From classic, candy-coated cottages to daring confectionary creations, entries in the competition were judged based on five key factors: Overall appearance and composition, originality and use of materials, design execution, how the entry fit into its category, and the “Holiday Spirit” incorporated [...]

ArtPop 2017 Billboard Competition Winners Announced

Eight area artists, including one high school winner, to have their work featured on Adams Outdoor Advertising billboards in 2017 (Photo by Danielle Smith)Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtsQuest announced the winners of the annual ArtPop billboard competition at a press event Dec. 20, where winners received a billboard mockup of their work. Pictured from [...]

Christkindlmarkt Shares Holiday Cheer

Holiday marketplace draws nearly 70,000 people to Bethlehem for the Christmas season An expanded Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, highlighted by a record number of artisans, drew 69,439 people - an all-time high - to the Christmas City this Christmas season. The 2016 Christkindlmarkt attendance topped the previous record of 64,612, set in 2015, by 7.5 percent. The [...]

Volunteer Round-Up Week of December 18

THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs volunteer skiers for the ski program held at Blue Mountain Resort on Wednesday mornings.  Volunteers are also needed for the positions of Asst. County Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and Fundraising Coordinator.  Call Patty Feninez, 484-274-8544, [email protected] LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ Parody, Talking Heads Tribute and More Coming Early 2017

Riotous Game of Thrones parody Graeme of Thrones, Celtic punk band Bastard Bearded Irishmen, popular Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense, bluegrass band Dustbowl Revival and Billy Joel tribute The Stranger the new shows announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Tickets for the shows are on sale at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378. On March 22, [...]

ArtsQuest Invites Artists to Participate in New ‘Compendium’ Juried Exhibition

Exhibit, set for Jan. 14-March 5, kicks off nonprofit’s new Artist Collective designed to provide educational and professional development opportunities for area artists  ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory invites artists working in all two- and three-dimensional mediums to submit their work for consideration for “Compendium,” the art center’s first juried exhibition in more than five years. The [...]