ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The SouthSide Arts District’s mission is to build upon the community’s vibrant and innovative artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial heritage to support and enhance economic development in South Bethlehem.
WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO!
101 Founders Way 610-332-1300 www.artsquest.org
ArtsQuest has provided access to the arts for the Lehigh Valley and beyond for over 32 years. Through their festivals and two campuses; the Banana Factory Arts Center and SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, ArtsQuest has reached over 1.5 million people annually.
Banana Factory Arts & Education Center
25 W. 3rd St. #300 610-332-1300 www.bananafactory.org
The Banana Factory Arts Center is home to ArtsQuest’s visual arts education programs. It includes 30 studio artists, three galleries and multiple classrooms offering an array of classes, events, and opportunities to explore the artist in you.
101 Founders Way 610-332-1300 http://www.steelstacks.org
SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus is a ten-acre campus dedicated to arts, culture, and community. Once the home of the Bethlehem Steel, the site has been reborn through music and art, offering more than 1,000 concerts and eight different festivals annually.
Color Me Mine
25 E. 3rd Street 610-791-2228 http://lehighvalley.colormemine.com
Color Me Mine is the world’s leading pottery painting studio. With hundreds of ceramic shapes to choose from and dozens of colors to paint with, Color Me Mine offers a design center stocked to create your custom work of art. No matter your skill level, you’ll have a great time at Color Me Mine.
5 E. 4th Street 610-868-5311 www.funhousepub.com
For over 35 years, the Funhouse has been bringing the good people of this city and beyond the finest live bands that have ever plugged in their electric guitars and banged their drums. Door cover at 9 am on weekends and special shows!
7 E. 4th Street 610-867-2390 www.godfreydaniels.org
Godfrey Daniels is a premier live music venue providing the finest folk music and performing arts since 1976. With its intimate environment, performances at Godfrey Daniels create an appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music unlike any other.
Hoover Mason Trestle SteelStacks Campus
711 First Street 610-297-7100 http://www.steelstacks.org/about/venues-at-steelstacks/hoover-mason-trestle/
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, The Hoover Mason Trestle, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Bethlehem Steel Corporation was a pioneer in steel production. Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks — Golden Gate Bridge, George Washington Bridge, and the Chrysler Building in New York City. Additionally, structural members of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Hoover Dam, were made by Bethlehem Steel. While similar to the Highline in NYC, the Hoover Mason Trestle stands apart because it offers the only view into the American iron and steel industry, with platforms built at key vantage points that illustrate the magnitude of 100-ton flywheels, huge ore cars and immense blast furnaces. While the furnaces sit idle today, the site has been reclaimed and visitors enjoy fabulous vistas of South Bethlehem, South Mountain, and St. Michael’s Cemetery which was captured in the famous photograph by Walker Evans in the 1930’s.
National Museum of Industrial History
602 East 2nd Street 610-694-6644 http://nmih.org
National Museum of Industrial History located at 602 E 2nd Street is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. It is located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America. The Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.
321 E. 4th Street 610-867-1689 http://www.touchstone.org
Touchstone Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre dedicated to the creation of original work. Founded in 1981, Touchstone Theatre’s resident ensemble of artists are rooted in the local community, the Greater Lehigh Valley and the international community of Ensemble Theatres. Touchstone offers innovative theatre arts education to hundreds of children, teens and young adults every year.
Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort
77 Sand Boulevard (484) 777-7777 www.pasands.com
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is a hotel and casino is stationed in the heart of the former Bethlehem Steel plant. All 282 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, pillowtop beds and LCD TVs, as well as convenient refrigerators and coffee makers. Along with 10 restaurants, the resort has a full-service spa and casino, offering 180 table games including Poker, Blackjack and Craps. Free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are also provided. Additionally, an indoor pool, a nightclub and 2 bars and lounges are onsite.
Sands Event Center
77 Sands Boulevard (610) 297-7414 www.sandseventcenter.com
The luxury entertainment venue has reinvented the live entertainment concept by offering A-list artist performances, comedians, internationally recognized DJ’s, boxing, MMA, trade shows, conferences, speaking engagements, and private functions. The venue boasts 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible multi-purpose space with unbeatable views for top-notch performances. At 137 feet from the furthest point away from the stage, there is no such thing as a bad seat in the house. The Event Center also features private luxury seating along with gallery seating housed on a mezzanine level overlooking Vision Bar. Luxury seating and gallery seating both feature complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. All upper-level seating accommodations include high-top and fixed seating on a balcony whose view truly takes your breath away.
Zoellner Arts Center
420 E Packer Avenue (610)758-2787 www.zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University is an arts center located on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The center opened in 1997 as the home to the Lehigh University Music Department, the Department of Theatre, the Art Galleries and the Guest Artist Series, all of which share the same professional technical, marketing and administrative staff, venues and equipment.