Tap into Creativity
Explore a blend of both urban and classic vibes. From breathtaking works in galleries and museums to opportunities for you to try your hand at glassblowing and more—the arts and cultural scene in Lehigh Valley is thriving. Click or scroll to a section below to learn more.
On the Stage
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
2755 Station Ave., Center Valley
Featuring Broadway-quality performances onstage at DeSales University during the summer months, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is more than its name suggests. In addition to classic Shakespearean works, audiences will enjoy musicals, comedies, and even kid-friendly performances.
State Theatre Center for the Arts
453 Northampton St., Easton
A true gem of Easton, the State Theatre Center for the Arts has been a hub in the performance community for more than 90 years. Each season, the venue hosts nationally-touring Broadway acts, ballet performances, family-friendly shows, and more. Each May, the State Theatre plays host to the FREDDY© Awards, a program honoring the
best in regional high school theatre programs.
Civic Theatre of Allentown
527 N. 19th St., Allentown
Staging a variety of shows each season ranging from dramatic plays to upbeat musicals, the Civic Theatre of Allentown has been providing a performance outlet for community members for generations. The adjacent Theatre 514 shows new and classic films.
Galleries & Studios
Allentown Art Museum
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown
Boasting a collection of more than 17,000 works spanning 2,000 years of cultural heritage, the Allentown Art Museum is a true gem within Lehigh Valley. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum showcases visiting exhibits which have included the works of Robert Indiana, Toulouse- Lautrec, and more. The museum also offers a variety of community programs and school visits throughout the year.
213 Northampton St., Easton
With a focus on contemporary arts and crafts, the Connexions Gallery hosts work of both local and regionally-based artists. Located in downtown Easton, the gallery has also played host to musical performances, poetry readings, and workshops.
Bethlehem House Contemporary Gallery
459 Main St., Bethlehem
Tucked along Main Street, the Bethlehem House Gallery provides a unique setting for both local and national artists to showcase work. Shows change on a seasonal basis, giving visitors the opportunity to admire new pieces including photography, furniture, sculptures, and more.
Brick + Mortar
1247 Simon Blvd. Suite N101, Easton
Located at the newly established SILK property in Easton, Brick + Mortar is more than an art gallery. The space focuses on exhibiting and supporting mid-career and emerging artists working in all media and even offers studio spaces for artists at work.
Miller Symphony Hall
23 N. Sixth St., Allentown
As home of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the stunning Miller Symphony Hall offers unbeatable acoustics for musical performances. Throughout the year, the venue also hosts a number of visiting acts, as well as the Jazz Upstairs series, showcasing a more intimate setting for performances.
Bach Choir of Bethlehem
440 Heckewelder Pl., Bethlehem
As the oldest Bach Choir in America, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem is renowned for their stunning performances. In addition to the annual Bach Festival (held over two weekends in May), the Choir performs regularly at venues throughout Lehigh Valley with seasonal highlights including the Christmas Oratorio and free Bach at Noon performances.
Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Grab your lawn chairs and head to SteelStacksTM to enjoy live music under the stars. Each summer, the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacksTM offers more than 50 performances (primarily held on weekends) spanning every genre imaginable. In addition to concerts, a number of family-friendly movie nights are hosted. Best of all? These programs are free to attend!
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem
The dynamic setting of the Banana Factory offers you the chance to explore new mediums including pottery, jewelry making, glassblowing, digital arts, and more with programming for children, teens, and adults. The facility is also home to nearly 30 resident artists that work and showcase pieces within studio spaces. The visual arts team also supports creative programming at festivals such as Musikfest® and Oktoberfest.
Baum School of Art
510 Linden St., Allentown
Located in downtown Allentown, the Baum School of Art has been a mainstay in the community for more than 90 years. The school serves nearly 5,000 students annually in art, design, and fashion, celebrating diversity within its community. The venue features two galleries that showcase rotating exhibits, both open to the public for viewing.
Warner Art Glass Center
603 Eighth St., Whitehall
Whether you’re looking to create your own piece of hot glass artwork or are looking to purchase a gift created by one of their professional glassblowers, the Warner Art Glass Center is a must-
see. As one of the world’s leading art glass suppliers, the Warner Art Glass Center has been serving glass artisans for over 30 years.