The SouthSide Arts District's mission is to build upon the community's entrepreneurial, cultural, and artistic heritage to support economic development for the businesses of South Bethlehem. 


Our SouthSide Arts District Membership Program was designed as an additional way for South Bethlehem businesses and nonprofit organizations to increase their visibility locally and throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley Area via our offered promotional opportunities. Such opportunities include:


  • Participating in widely advertised SouthSide Arts District annual events.
  • Free marketing features in print and digital media
  • Free merchandise for giveaways and other material perks


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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who can become a SouthSide Arts District member?

Starting in 2023, any licensed and registered business or nonprofit organization located within South Bethlehem is eligible for to apply for a SouthSide Arts District membership.

2. What value does a membership hold for my business or nonprofit?

Membership offers various avenues for businesses and nonprofits to increase their visibility and expand their customer base in the local community and the surrounding Lehigh Valley. Membership also offers a direct line to business resources and strategic planning sessions. The full list of membership benefits can be found in our Membership Packet.

3. Do I need to become a member to participate in SouthSide Arts District events?

Unless otherwise specified by SouthSide Arts District management, you do not need to be a member in order to participate in our events. 

4. How do I apply for membership?

Applying for membership is simple! Clicking on this link will take you to our membership application form. Simply fill out the form, sign, and submit your membership fee all at once! 

5. What documents are required to complete an application?

If you are applying as a merchant/business, you will need access to the following documents:

  • Your full Business Privilege License (BPL) Number and Expiration, as issued by the City of Bethlehem.

If you are applying as a nonprofit organization, you will need access to the the following documents:

  • Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.