Lisa Harms Named 1st Director of Education and Outreach for ArtsQuest

Photo is by Olaf Starorypinski ArtsQuest announced that Lisa Harms has been named the organization’s first Director of Education and Outreach. The new position, which is made possible through the generous support of Mrs. Elaine Emrick of Bethlehem Township, will allow the nonprofit arts organization to substantially expand its arts-related educational programs in [...]

Attorney Gregg Feinberg Named Chair of ArtsQuest Board of Trustees

ArtsQuest announces that Attorney Gregg M. Feinberg has been elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Feinberg, a Salisbury Township resident, will serve a one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 [...]

Charles Kuczynski Named Director of Donor Relations for ArtsQuest

Photo by Olaf Starorypinski ArtsQuest announced that Charles Kuczynski has been named the organization’s new Director of Donor Relations. As Director of Donor Relations, Kuczynski works with both ArtsQuest and the ArtsQuest Foundation to develop and implement donor strategies designed to help support the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit arts organization. Kuczynski is [...]

Lehigh Valley Polka Legend Jolly Joe Timmer Dies at 85

ArtsQuest Statement on Jolly Joe Timmer It is with great sadness  that longtime Musikfest performer and Polka Hall of Famer Jolly Joe Timmer has passed away. Over the years, few artists have been as closely tied to Musikfest and its history as Joe Timmer. From his first notes at the initial festival in August 1984 [...]

JoePa Remembered

Exclusive Community Showing of Film on Penn State Coach Joe Paterno April 11 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks "The Joe We Know," a feature documentary film about legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno, will be presented on Sat., April 11 at Noon at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Local lettermen Mike Cerimele '00 will [...]

Award Celebration Features The Greats of Lehigh Valley Music

The 16th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards Sponsored By ArtsQuest & GLVMA Sunday, March 8th, 2015 The Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LVMA) ® is a prestigious annual extravaganza that honors, rewards and celebrates the music industry of the greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. It is held in March of each year. The LVMA is produced [...]

PA’s First Lady to Speak at Musikfest Opening Ceremonies Aug. 1

ArtsQuest announced that Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett will be the  guest speaker at the Musikfest 2014 Opening Ceremonies Aug. 1, 6 p.m., at Aetna Americaplatz at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks. Mrs. Corbett, who is also the Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the [...]


PRESENTATION BY RENOWNED SPEAKER RICK LAVOIE OCT. 11 AT STEELSTACKS Parents and educational professionals are invited to discover motivational strategies for students as award-winning speaker Rick Lavoie presents “The Motivation Breakthrough: Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child,” Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Registration for the [...]

Back In The Chicken Coop

MUSIKFEST CHICKEN LADY PUTS ‘FEATHERS’ BACK ON FOR FESTIVAL’S 30th ANNIVERSARY Courtesy: ArtsQuest The beloved Musikfest Chicken Lady, Pat Holetz, will fly into Musikfest this weekend, the first time in five years, to meet guests and lead the Chicken Dance as part of the festival’s 30th anniversary celebration.  Holetz will make three appearances [...]


Comedian Tracy Morgan, Dennis DeYoung performing the music of Styx, Japanese salsa singer YOKO, and pianist and singer-songwriter Vienna Teng are among the new acts set to perform at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the shows are available at and 610-332-3378. Latin Dance Night featuring [...]