Murals of Lehigh Valley, PA

Lehigh Valley, PA is a creative community, and that’s evident in the abundance of murals lining the main roads, side streets, and alleyways across Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, the Slate Belt, and beyond.

Allentown

In Allentown, you’ll see the “Welcome to Downtown Allentown” by Mila Sketch as you enter town via 8th Street. Artist Matt Halm has made his brushstrokes part of the community with multiple works including “Unleash,” “Portal,” “Old Allentown,” “Tierra Pacifica,” “Bird on a Wire,” and “The Heart of Queen City”.“The First Nation” by Rosemary Geseck, located on the side of Central Elementary School, honors the original people of Allentown: the Lenape Native Americans. Ernesto Maranje’s majestic “Soar” watches over visitors of the Allentown Arts Walk Pocket Park. For more, check out The City of Allentown’s Inspiring Murals.

'Plaza for the Spirit of the Arts (2006)', Michael Webb
'Allentown on the Rise (2016)', Keir Johnston and Willis Humphrey
'Old Allentown (2010)', Matt Halm
'Botanical Mural (2019)', Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett
'Tierra Pacifica (2015)', Matt Halm

Bethlehem

In Bethlehem, the Urban Arts Trail is an assorted mix of vibrant and unique public art. Decorative bike racks and sculptures line the trail that includes dozens of murals.

Pau Quintanajornet’s “Calma,” painted for ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, is on the side of Café the Lodge to represent the restaurant’s mental health advocacy.

You can see Dripped on the Road’s “Steelworker,” representing the SouthSide’s past and future, as you walk to Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop.

Other standouts include the facades of Bonn Place Brewery and The Flying V Poutinerie who each commissioned their own incredible works!

Easton

You can find bunches of murals as you stroll around Downtown Easton along Fourth Street, Northampton Street, Pine Street, Bank Street, and South Third Street. The Easton Murals project has been adding new works of art in recent years, and you can help get involved.

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The City of Allentown has a long history of public art and, much like the city itself, it keeps growing. The public mural scene in Allentown has expanded over the last few years resulting in over a dozen new installations that illustrate the city’s vibrant diversity, rich history, and…