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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.


Banana Factory Arts & Education Center

25 W. 3rd St. #300    610-332-1300
Former banana distribution warehouse complex now housing galleries, art studios & classrooms. 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.

Bethlehem Public Library 

400 Webster Street  (610)867-7852
Welcome to the South Side Branch home page! We are a full-service library that offers a wide array of resources and great events for children, teens, and adults.  The library is also home to the language learning center, homebound delivery service, book-drop, and book sales.
¡Bienvenidos a la página principal del sitio web de la Biblioteca Sucursal del Lado Sur de Bethlehem! Es una biblioteca con una gran variedad de recursos y programas para niños, jóvenes, y adultos

Broughal Middle School

114 W Morton Street  (610)866-5041
Broughal (Brock-al) Community Middle School is located in the heart of the SouthSide. As a Title I Schoolwide program, Broughal receives federal resources to help all students receive a quality education and meet academic standards. Broughal Middle School has three grades, sixth, seventh, and eighth. An ethnically diverse population of approximately 600 students attends Broughal, which makes it the smallest middle school in Bethlehem Area School District. The new Broughal Middle School, which opened in the fall of 2009, was designed as a science, math, and technology signature school. As a LEED certified structure, the school features architectural enhancements which have been designed and built to improve energy savings, water efficiency, emissions and indoor environmental quality. These state-of-the-art architectural features that were designed to make the building environmentally friendly also lend themselves to student data collection and analysis.

Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem

409 E 4th Street   (610)807-9337
Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem, CADCB, promotes social and economic change by fostering business and other economic opportunities within the community of South Bethlehem.
The CADCB uses a two-pronged strategy to pursue neighborhood community and economic development – coupling small business development with community organizing and revitalization projects to create sustainable communities. CADCB offers Start Your Business Class and Technical Assistance to business owners.

Donegan Elementary School

1210 E 4th Street   (610)866-0031
Donegan Elementary School is a place of realized potential that offers students the opportunity to learn and grow.  It is a place that offers challenging work. It is a place that heals children with trust, caring, and forgiveness. It is a place that forgives the mistakes of growing up.  It is a place of realized potential opening itself to change and keeps an open mind to the fact that potential is a mystery. The staff at Donegan Elementary School continues to focus on the potential of our students.  Helping students reach their potential requires three simple steps: relationships, meeting students’ needs, and teaching in interesting and practical ways.

The Fab Lab

511 E 3rd Street   (610)332-8665
State-of-the-art workspace with high-end design and prototyping tools. Join our accomplished team of master craftsmen, entrepreneurs and expert technicians in an unpretentious environment where innovation and inspiration thrive. Our Lab offers open access to state-of-the-art technologies ranging from a full metal and woodshop, spray booth, 3D printers, laser cutters, a Sound Lab, guitar-making and repair studio, cold casting and more. Whether you’re prototyping new product ideas, improving on existing ones or crafting for fun, the Labs offer the tools and intellectual resources you need to dream, design and create

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

321 E 3rd Street, (610)868-2971
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts provides a unique environment that fosters a creative academic approach to learning and a development of talent in the arts. Built upon passion, discipline and a commitment to excellence, this integrative educational experience inspires all students to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. In August 2015, Charter Arts moved into its new facility at 321 East 3rd Street.

Lehigh University

27 Memorial Drive W    (610-)758-3000
Picture yourself on a beautifully wooded campus spanning 2,358 acres, one of the largest private campuses in the country. Nearly 7,000 students call this hillside university “home.” With four distinguished colleges, Lehigh strikes the perfect balance: It’s an internationally recognized research university that has the atmosphere of a small college. Lehigh has four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. The university offers a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy. Lehigh has produced Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences, and National Medal of Science winners.

Northampton Community College

511 E 3rd Street    (610)332-8668
During the past 50 years, Northampton Community College has become an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for its innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. NCC is equally proud of its graduates who have gone on the be successful at all levels in a breadth of fields that range from automotive technology, welding, and funeral services to hotel management, public safety and computer technology.

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

25 W 3rd Street    (610)332-1400
Now in its 32nd season, PYT’s primary purpose remains the education, empowerment and enrichment of children through the art of theatre. On one hand, PYT is a comprehensive performing arts school, with 650 students (PreK-12) in year-round programs offering classes in three core areas: Acting, Singing and Dancing. On the other hand, PYT is a professional producing organization, bringing 3 to 4 Mainstage, literature-based plays to an audience of 10,000-16,000 annually (8,000 of whom are school groups).

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