Arts, Culture, & Education

Immerse Yourself in Our Culture & History

101 Founder's Way

ArtsQuest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing access to art, culture and educational programs for the diverse residents of the Lehigh Valley and others who seek access to our community.

25 West 3rd Street

This complex assembled from six buildings, including a former banana distribution warehouse, is the home to ArtsQuest's visual arts education programs. It includes 30 studio artists, three galleries and multiple classrooms. It's also home to Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (which offers dance, drama and voice education to students ages 6 to 18).

25 East 3rd Street

Color Me Mine is a paint-your-own pottery studio dedicated to exploring The Art of Having Fun! Choose from our wide selection of ceramic items and paint it however you’d like. We have 60 colors to paint with and a variety of tools and techniques we can teach you to bring your vision to life. When you’re finished painting, leave it with us! We hand glaze and fire each piece and will have it ready for pick-up in one week.

101 Founders Way 

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

5 East 4th Street

"Where fun people meet and party." Americana artifacts adorn the walls of this local bar and hangout, featuring live rock n' roll and an outdoor deck.

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7 East 4th Street

Godfrey Daniels has been considered one of the best listening rooms around, where people come to appreciate live, diverse music, and to celebrate a rare place where both the artist and the audience rise to the occasion. Get your tickets and step into our intimate space where every ticket is a backstage pass, offering you an unforgettable and immersive experience.

101 Founder's Way

SteelStacks is a ten-acre campus dedicated to arts, culture, family events, community celebrations, education and fun. Once the home plant of Bethlehem Steel, the second largest steel manufacturer in the nation, the site has been reborn through music and art, offering more than 1,000 concerts and eight different festivals annually.

789 East 1st Street

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is a nonprofit community organization that presents nearly 50 FREE concerts each summer as part of the Levitt Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place at the Levitt Pavilion nestled at the base of the iconic Bethlehem blast furnaces on the SteelStacks arts and culture campus.

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400 Webster Street

(P) 610-867-7852

South Side Branch is a family-friendly community treasure serving all of our citizens. A transformative renovation in 2013 included technology updates, structural upgrades, an improved floor plan with new children’s area, and tech friendly furniture. The historic building retains much of its charm as well as an old-fashioned atmosphere of informality that many of our regular patrons enjoy. So whether you’re a South-Sider or live elsewhere in the city, the South Side Branch is still a wonderful place to get lost in a book.

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511 E 3rd St

(P) 610-861-5526

The Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room, in partnership with Northampton Community College, provides a place for children and families to read together, share stories, and select free books to take home. Police officers, high school and college students, community volunteers, and various community organizations are part of the programs that take place in the Reading Room.

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101 Founders Way

(P) 610-297-7200

Explore the former site of Bethlehem Steel and discover its history. Completed in 1907, the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Lehigh Valley connected the ore yards, once located near where Wind Creek Bethlehem stands, to the blast furnaces at the heart of the plant. Today, it has been reimagined as an elevated park and pedestrian walkway. It is here that you will stand almost within arm’s reach of the blast furnaces that were once used to make the iron that helped create the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building among several other iconic structures. Raised 46 feet above the ground, the $15.5 million trail runs 1,650 feet from near Bethlehem Landing Visitors Center toward Wind Creek Bethlehem.

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27 Memorial Drive West

(P) 610-758-3000

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students. Each year brings numerous happenings to Lehigh, from university events to arts and culture opportunities, athletics events to long-standing traditions that date back decades.

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602 E 2nd Street

(P) 610-694-6644

Housed in the former Electric Repair Shop of the Bethlehem Steel plant site on the vibrant SteelStacks arts & culture campus, the National Museum of Industrial History interprets industry past, present and future through dynamic exhibits, hands-on interactives and engaging programs. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the stories of the people, machines and ideas that transformed our nation through a rich collection of rare artifacts including the esteemed 1876 Smithsonian Industrial collection.

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511 E. Third St

(P) 610-332-8668

Owned and operated by Northampton Community College, the Fowler Center is open to the entire community, not only Northampton students. Home to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), this building allows local business owners and inventors to jumpstart their ideas and launch their businesses.