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 [...]

Steel Fitness Riverport Undergoes Major Facility Upgrades

Bethlehem-based fitness center adds new team training zone, totally revamped class lineup and more as it expands and enhances workout options for community Steel Fitness Riverport, the community-focused health and wellness center located in south Bethlehem, is proud to announce that it has undergone major upgrades to its facilities by adding heart rate based training [...]

Riverbend Community Church to Host Night to Shine Prom for People with Special Needs

Riverbend Community Church announced today that they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored, by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Friday, February 10, 2017. Riverbend will be partnering with Bethlehem Church of the Nazarene and Life Church for this event.  Night to [...]

Voting Begins for 2017 Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Who are the best musicians in the Lehigh Valley? You decide! From now through Dec. 28, the public is invited to vote for the winners of the 18th Lehigh Valley Music Awards presented by Tri Outdoor at www.lehighvalleymusicawards.org. Tickets for the LVMA18, set for March 5, 4 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center, are on sale [...]