Urban arts trail

self guided tour

Welcome: Parking & Accessing the Urban Arts Trail

Welcome

Welcome to the SouthSide Arts District. We are honored to have you visit our community and learn about the diverse and eclectic collection of public art we are proud to call our own. 

The easiest way to see all the art on the Urban Arts Trail is on foot or by bicycle. Make sure to take frequent rest stops along the trail, and please visit our local businesses and restaurants while you're in town. 

Parking

Street parking is available throughout the SouthSide Arts District, but most accessible location to park is at the New St. Garage, located at 324 S. New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The cost is $1 per hour to park your vehicle.

The garage is located less than a block away from the first trail stop. 

Location 1: Welcome to the SouthSide

Directions:

Exit the parking garage onto New Street. Walk towards 3rd St. Make a left at 3rd St. Head towards Brodhead Ave. You will see Stop #1 on a wall along the sidewalk. 

Title: Welcome to the SouthSide

Artist: Max Meano

Date Created: 2015

Medium: Fabricated Metal

Location: 120 W. 3rd Street

The idea for the "Welcome to the SouthSide" mural was conceived during Professor Karen Pooley's urban policy class at Lehigh University in 2015. Students were tasked with brainstorming ideas on how to bridge the existing gap between the SouthSide community and the Lehigh student community. 

Pooley's class organized student surveys and focus groups. These studies discovered that students who had the chance to experience  SouthSide Bethlehem through off-campus housing or by working on the SouthSide had a very different and more positive perception of the community as compared to those who lived on campus and did not venture out. 

Some students viewed the SouthSide as an unsafe and rough  neighborhood because of negative stories they became aware of while attending school; therefore, students were nervous and  apprehensive about getting out and exploring the community. 

The South Bethlehem Greenway was pointed out to be an excellent accessible public resource that could get Lehigh students to explore the community and start making connections with its businesses and members. 

Dr. Pooley's class determined that  having a piece of artwork along the South Bethlehem Greenway would bring a sense of welcoming and comfort to students and visitors, along with being an artistic landmark. 

The location chosen was a historic wall that had been a part of the lumber and millwork company, Brown-Borhek Co. The company was founded in 1820 and dissolved sometime in the late 20th century. Eventually, the land surrounding the wall was sold and became the Comfort Suites. The 160 ft. stretch of brick is the only remainder of the old lumber yard. 

The mural is constructed out of fabricated metal and mounted on the brick in order to maintain the historical integrity of the wall. 

The block letters of the mural feature iconic landmarks of the SouthSide community, including the Bethlehem Steel Stacks, the Banana Factory, the Bethlehem Star, and the Sands (now Wind Creek) Casino Resort. 

“The mural represents the pride the university takes in being a part of the South Bethlehem community,” said Dale Kochard, the assistant vice president of community and regional affairs. “Lehigh is committed to its partnership with the City of Bethlehem to impact the community in positive ways.”

Location 2: The Grotto - Mr. Imagination Bus Shelter

Directions:

Walk towards Brodhead Ave. At the intersection, cross to the other side of 3rd St. Walk the way you came towards New Street. You will see a large concrete structure. This is the next stop. 

Title: The Grotto

Artist: Gregory Warmack A.K.A "Mr. Imagination"

Date Created: 2002

Medium: Concrete and mixed media

Location: 25 W. 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015

Artist Gregory Warmack "Mr. Imagination" designed and created The Grotto a concrete bus shelter encrusted with a myriad of odd baubles such as shells, bottle caps, buttons, and pebbles. 

Mr. Imagination worked with a group of local SouthSide youths to bring the structure to fruition. The young artists were part of a  Pennsylvania Career Link program that focused on helping youth  build job skills. For the group, the goal of the project was learning how to take initiative and work as a team to complete the project from start to finish. 

Within the shelter, you will see imagery memorializing September 11, 2001, including an American flag and a depiction of The Statue of Liberty. 

Location 3: Homage to Humanity

Directions:

From Location #2, continue to walk into the Banana Factory courtyard. The next stop is a trio of sculptures close to the entrance of the courtyard. 

Title: Homage to Humanity

Artist: Karel Mikolas

Date Created: 2003

Medium: Stone

Location: 25 W. 3rd Street

In 2003, Lehigh County sculptor Karel Mikolas  created Homage to Humanity as an entry to the Banana Factory’s first outdoor sculpture competition. Any artist aged 18 years or older who lived within 100 miles of Bethlehem could enter the competition. Mikolas's sculpture was selected as the winner out of three finalists who went before a jury.

This composition consists of three figures described as the Muse, the Average Citizen, and the Disengaged. 

The Muse has inspired creativity over the centuries. Although she has endured continuous abuse, she remains intact, powerful, always able to inspire anyone who is interested in purposeful life and humanity.

The average citizen, is puzzled by her indomitable ability.

The third figure is disengaged from the world around her.

Location 4: Joyful Experience

Directions: 

Continue walking into the Banana Factory Courtyard. The next stop will be a tall, winding sculpture next to trees and a set of picnic tables. 

Title: Joyful Experience

Artist: Susan Small

Medium: Steel

Date Created: 2002

Location: 25 W. 3rd Street

Joyful Experience is an ode to joy art-making brings to all who crate, engage with, and appreciate art. It is an exploration in the  exploration of oneself and creating one's own path. 

The sculpture was submitted by Susan Small for the Banana Factory's first outdoor sculpture competition in 2002. Although she did not win the competition, Small was  encouraged to secure funding to make the sculpture a reality.

The Puffin Foundation supported the purchase of supplies and hardware to create the sculpture and the Skrivanek Family donated the money for the fabrication of the stainless steel armature in honor of Catherine and Gustave Skrivanek, who had been dedicated MusikFest volunteers. As part of the sculpture, one thousand rings were made with the help of family, friends, and fellow artists.

Location 5: BananaWORKS

Directions:

Continue deeper into the Banana Factory Courtyard and you'll find your next stop along the exterior wall, an incredible mural mosaic.

Title: BananaWORKS

Artist: Tomas Wolff, Olga Gonzalez, Jessica Acevedo, Erik Davis, Monique Dyer, Jesus Estrada, Byran Hughes, William Lopez, James Moseley, Pierre Poteat, Mercy Quinonez, Roberto Rivera, Iris Rodriquez, Augustine Rosario, Abraham Santos, Luz Silva, Joseph Smith, Jessica Torres

Medium: Ceramic tile

Date Created: 1997

Location: 25 W. 3rd Street

The BananaWORKS mosaic was created as part of the Banana Factory's Grand Opening. Over the course of 6 weeks, the young adults learned how to create sketches, present design proposals to a client, and make alterations to their designs from that feedback. They learned the process of painting and working in mosaic to create a piece of art. Most of the participants local to Bethlehem, which created a continued sense of civic pride in the art.

The Banana Factory was a proud partner for more than 13 years in the "Banana Works Projects" which flourished around the entire Lehigh Valley from 1998-2011. Professional artists who specialized in public art and teaching worked with 9 young adult participants who were participating in a Pennsylvania CareerLink job skills program. 

Various community funders supported the program including Just Born, The Bethlehem Housing Authority and St Luke’s University Health Network.

Location 6: Vibrant Asymmetry

Directions: 

Return to 3rd Street. Make a left turn and continue walking until you are slightly past Lehigh Pizza. The next stop is in the Lehigh Pizza parking lot on the exterior wall of the building. 

Title: Vibrant Asymmetry 

Artist: Devyn Leonor Briggs

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2018

Location: 13 W. 3rd Street

Devyn Leonor Briggs' concept for Vibrant Asymmetry is an abstract design in keeping with the running theme of her paintings during the time of the piece's creation. Briggs uses color theory, balance, and asymmetry to create a composition with dynamic color relationships and polyrhythmic structures.

The piece was one of five temporary murals that were installed on the South Bethlehem Greenway in the winter of 2018 as part of a new "Mural Arts Walk," trail. The idea for the trail was conceived by Lehigh University, ArtsQuest, the Banana Factory, and the SouthSide Arts District Design Committee.

The Arts Walk concept resonated with the local community, and many residents expressed admiration and delight in the featured mural works; consequently, the SouthSide Arts District applied for funding from Northampton County's Community Investment Partnership Program to have each of the five murals permanently installed on exterior walls throughout SouthSide Bethlehem's streetscape.

Location 7: Southbound

Directions:

Stay left on 3rd Street and walk towards the intersection of 3rd and New Streets. A large mural on the side of the building straight ahead is the next stop. 

Title: Southbound

Artist: Matt Halm

Medium: Acrylic paint

Date Created: 2018

Location: 1. E. 3rd Street

This 15′ x 25′ exterior mural was created by Matt Halm as part of the 2018 ArtsQuest's SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. The work is inspired by the creative spirit and imagination of the growing art community on Bethlehem's SouthSide.

Location 8: Steelworker

Directions:

Cross the street at the intersection towards Taylor Family Gas Station and walk down 3rd St. The next stop is a large mural on the side of a building adjacent to the parking lot.  

Title: Steelworker

Artist: Denton Burrows, Jonathan Neville, Ramiro Davaro-Comas and Lauren Asta.

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2017

Location: 24 W. 3rd Street

Steelworker was birthed in 2017, as part of ArtsQuest's SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. Muralist group Dripped on the Road ended a month-long traveling residency in which they visited six cities and completed nine murals in total. They would create their final mural in Bethlehem. Inspired by the history of the renowned Bethlehem Steel, Steelworker reflects on the community's past and looks to the future of the SouthSide.

Location 9: Power

Directions:

Cross the intersection and remain on 3rd Street. Walk towards Adams Street. You will pass under a large clock mounted on a corner building. The next stop is on the exterior wall of the building across the street. 

Title: Power

Artist: Christopher Colon

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2020

Location: 101 E. 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015

Power celebrates an era where the women's revolution is at an unprecedented point. There are more professional opportunities for women than ever before in history. Vibrancy in color, the piercing gaze of the figure, and the symbolic reference to fighting for your dreams is combined with pop culture elements to inspire the viewer. 

Location 10: Connected by Kindness

Directions:

You're already there! The four corners of the intersection where you are standing is the next stop. 

Title: Connected by Kindness

Artist: Sarah Karess, Mounir Mulhem

Medium: Traffic paint

Date Created: 2021

Location: 101 E. Third Street

Connected by Kindness's design depicts outstretched hands offering flowers to passersby. It is a street mural inspired by the random acts of kindness of David James. James is an Australian citizen who went viral on social media in 2020 for gifting flowers to complete strangers for no reason other than do a kind thing. 

The mural's design features hands offering flowers to passersby. 

Artists Sarah Karess, Mounir Mulhem comment that "Within any community, the cornerstone to wellness and quality of life is driven by kindness, and we all have a hand in helping each other grow. This mural intends to remind the Bethlehem community to be kind to each other as well as oneself. By doing so, we will be well together." 

Karess and Mulhem dedicated the creation of Connected by Kindness to Karess's late grandmother, Harriet Rose Karess, who passed away in 2021 at the age of 89.

The street mural was commissioned by the SouthSide Art District ( a program of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation,) the County of Northampton, and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Location 11: The Flying V Mural

Directions:

Continue walking down 3rd St. until you arrive at Webster St. The next stop will be a large mural on the exterior wall of the Flying V Poutinerie. 

Title: The Flying V Mural

Artist: Kyle Confehr

Medium 201 E. 3rd Street

Date Created: 2021

Location: 201 E. 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015

The Flying V Mural was the first ever mural created by Philadelphia based artist and designer, Kyle Confehr. Confehr is an ambidextrous artist who blurs the lines between art and graffiti by weaving nostalgia, humor, and personal experience into densely ornate pieces.

Owners of the Flying V Poutinerie, Matt and Christie Vymazal, wanted to spruce up the large, blank wall on the outside of their building. They asked Confehr to create a mural that not only displayed the flare their business brought to the community, but also displayed the iconic landmarks and features of the community as a whole! How many Bethlehem landmarks can you spot in this mural? 

Location 12: Lehigh Valley Charter Arts Student Murals

Directions:

Continue walking down 3rd St. The next stop is the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. When you reach the tiling inlayed in the sidewalk, you have reached the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts. 

Title: LVCA Student Murals

Artist: Various students

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: N/A

Location: 321 E. 3rd Street

This public art project features artworks from a group of junior and senior visual art majors from the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts. The project was financed by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Charter Arts Foundation Giving Circle. A grant from the council allowed the school to bring professional muralist Matthew Halm to mentor the students.

Each mural features a rose because each student receives a rose on the first day of school every year. Working with Halm and Charter Arts faculty, the students were challenged to design images that reflect life at the school, the Bethlehem community surrounding it, and the diversity of its student body.

Location 13: Solar

Directions:

Walk down 3rd St. and make a left turn at Polk St. Continue walking towards the back of Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts. 

Title: Solar

Artist: Austin Mcinnis, Julian Pelekanakis

Medium: Steel

Date Created: 2017

Location: 398 Columbia Street

Solar is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.

Austin Mcinnis and Julian Pelekanakis of Spillman-Farmer Architects created the design, which was selected by a jurying committee that included representatives from the City of Bethlehem, ArtsQuest, Southside Arts District, Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission and the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation.

Location 14: The Love of Music

Directions:

Walk to 3rd St. Stay on 3rd St. and make a left towards Fillmore St. and the Steel Stacks.

Title: The Love of Music

Artist: Ramiro Davaro-Comas

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019 

Location: Fillmore and 3rd Streets

Ramiro Davaro-Comas created The Love of Music for the SouthSide with the sincere hope that it would become a favorite spot for community residents and kids to photograph themselves with due to the piece's colors and character design. 

Davaro-Comas  expressed "I wanted to paint a happy scene of music notes... I like to use this illustrative character style because it is very recognizable and relatable for the youth."

Location 15: Love

Directions:

The next stop is only a few feet from Location 14. Musically inclined individuals are obligated to interact with this artwork. 😉

Title: Love

Artist: Christopher Colon

Medium: Functional Art 

Date Created: 2020

Location: Fillmore & 3rd Streets

Love resides beneath a humble awning outside of the Northampton Community College Fowler Center. The idea was simple:

Step 1: Find an old piano.

Step 2: Transform the mundane into something magical.

Christopher Colon wanted to create a  functioning public art piece the residents of Bethlehem could interact with and use to express love.

"I created a design based on the word "Love". I'm gearing it more towards a fun celebration of color, leaving it up to the viewer to create the overall message." -Christopher Colon

Using weather-proof paint, Colon's artwork was designed using a full spectrum of vibrant color. The piano is joyous and quite fun to play.

Location 16: Molten Metal

Directions:

Continue walking down 3rd St. After you pass the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Center, you will find the next stop. 

Title: Molten Metal 

Artist: Ethan Hahn

Medium: Steel

Date: 2017

Location: 511 E. 3rd Street

 

Location 17: The Cloud

Directions:

Continue walking down 3rd St. After you pass the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Center, you will find the next stop. 

Title: The Cloud

Artist: Coral Penelope Lambert

Medium: Cast iron, steel

Date Created: 2022

Location: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Cloud is a hand forged cast iron and steel beast of a contemporary sculpture. It was the winning finalist entry selected by a jury panel of community stakeholders to be the anchor art piece near the Steel Stacks campus outside the ArtsQuest Visitor's Center. 

The Cloud's billowed shape and sheer size is reminiscent of the swaths of smoke and steam clouds that once have emanated from the Bethlehem Steel plant when it was in operation. The bold blue color is eye catching and calming, with the inside of the cloud possessing a silver lining. This addition signifies that while the Bethlehem Steel's closure in the late nineties was a negative change in the community at the time, many years later, its legacy birthed an entire culture and appreciation for community and history in the SouthSide of Bethlehem. 

The Star of Bethlehem is also perforated into the sculpture's steel in two places, allowing daylight (and solar light in the evening) to shine through the entire sculpture at all hours of the day. 

 

Location 18: Hayes Street Mural

Directions:

From Founders Way, continue on 3rd St. until you reach the  crosswalk at 3rd and Hayes Sts. Cross to Hayes Street. 

Walk up the hill past Evans and Mechanic Sts.

Head to the intersection at  4th and Hayes Sts. Notice the colorful painted phone booth! You are on the right track. 

Cross at the crosswalk at 4th and Hayes Sts. 

Continue up the hill on Hayes St. 

On the right, you'll see a large mural installation. It is the next stop. 

Title: Hayes St. Mural 

Artist: Holly Fields-Scott, Nevada Scott, Joey Gourniak

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 414 Hayes St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust and Community Action Develop Corporation of Bethlehem led a project to revitalize and restore the triplex home at 414-418 Hayes Street.

The building's façade received a complete makeover and masonry restoration by Preservation Works, Ltd. Thanks to funding from Wells Fargo, this mural became part of the revitalization. Holly Fields-Scott, owner of Bella Pintura Inc., worked with her daughter Nevada Scott and artist Joey Gourniak to complete this mural.

Location 19: Lehigh Valley Hawk

Directions:

Continue on Hayes Street to 5th Street. Cross the road to the left. You will see two small mural installations on the SouthSide Lofts building.

Title: Lehigh Valley Hawk 

Artist: Ramiro Davaro-Comas

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 435 Hayes St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

The artist's concept for this mural is based on the Lehigh Valley University Hawks and birds of prey in general.

"I mixed a style of illustration with muralism to create a lovable Hawk character surrounded by a wreath... and with various facts about Hawks hidden in the background of the mural. This aspect will engage the viewer, and invite them to look at the mural closer, and learn all the facts about the Lehigh Hawks. There are ten of them." - Ramiro Davaro-Comas

Location 20: Lehigh University

Directions:

Located next to Location 19. 

Title: Lehigh University

Artist: Rafael Menendez

Medium: Acrylic & Spray Paint

Date Created: 2021

Location: 435 Hayes St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Rafael Menendez and his artist family "Maltas Con Leche" designed this lighthearted and funky mural using ideas contributed by students from Lehigh University.

Location 21: De Borinken, Al Mundo

Directions:

Walk back to 4th St. Cross the street and arrive next to the colorful phone booth. Make a left. Walk down 4th St. going away from the SteelStacks. Your next stop is the courtyard at the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley.

Title: De Borinken, Al Mundo

Artist: Salina Almanzar-Oree

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Date: 2022

Location: 520 E 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

De Boriken, Al Mundo (English translation: From Boriken, to the World) celebrates the life and humanity of Roberto Clemente.  Clemente was a world renowned Pittsburgh Pirates baseball legend and humanitarian who was born and raised in PuertoRico; however, he spent much of his professional life in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a working-class steel town quite similar to Bethlehem.

The mural depicts Roberto Clemente swinging a baseball bat emblazoned with the flag of Puerto Rico, with an American flag patch prominently embroidered on the sleeve of his baseball uniform. Surrounding him are the maps of Puerto Rico and Pittsburgh which represent the connection between the two places that influenced his life and career.

Multicolored Flor de Magas, Puerto Rico’s national flower, burst from the bottom left corner. In the background, blueprints of a Bethlehem steel furnace symbolize the kindredness between the working class and immigrant communities of Pittsburgh and Bethlehem.

Twenty-three different Latin American and Caribbean countries’ flags, representing the Bethlehem community’s diversity, adorn the base of the mural and were painted by students, seniors, and other community members.

Clemente was a naturally charitable and caring man, and his personal philosophy is boldly inscribed on the mural, reading:

“Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”

During his time in the Major Leagues, Clemente made history multiple times by defying systemic racism and cultural discrimination and becoming the first Latin American and Caribbean player to win a League MVP Award in 1966 and also a World Series MVP Award in 1971.

His charitable nature showed its quality when a natural disaster devastated Puerto Rico and surrounding countries in 1972. Clemente personally arranged for several planes full of essential aid and supplies to be delivered to survivors, and he boarded one of these flights to Nicaragua to ensure the aid was not confiscated by the corrupt Nicaraguan government. In a tragic twist of fate, the plane’s engine failed shortly after takeoff. Clemente, only 38, lost his life in the subsequent crash.

In 1973, posthumously, Clemente became the first Hispanic person to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

De Borinken, Al Mundo was commissioned by the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with support from: Richard and Helen Anderson, Patrick and Diane Bower, Capital Blue Cross and St. Luke’s University Health Network. It was created by Puerto Rican and Dominican artist Salina Almanzar-Oree.

Location 22: Calma

Directions:

Continue on 4th St. in the same direction. Cross the street at the intersection of 4th and Polk Sts. and make a right. The next stop is at Cafe the Lodge. 

Title: Calma

Artist: Pau Quintanajornet

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 427 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Pau Quintanajorne completed Calma as part of the 2019 ArtsQuest's SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. The mural was a continuation of her "artivist" project Project Wallflowers which she began in 2013. 

The piece was completed in Pau's signature style ,and it is thematically focused on Café the Lodge's mission of supporting mental health recovery and self-care for the mind, body, and spirit.

The mural was supported by ArtsQuest, Café the Lodge, Resources for Human Development, and Just Born.

Location 23: Rebuilding & Remembering

Directions:

Walk past Cafe the Lodge towards Fillmore St. Make a left onto Fillmore. You will see a path that is parallel and in between 3rd & 4th Sts. Turn left onto the Greenway. Look to your right to the exterior wall of the building there. 

Title: Rebuildng & Remembering

Artist: Devyn Leonor Briggs

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Date Created: 2021

Location: Behind 314 Fillmore Street, Bethlehem PA 18015 along the South Bethlehem GreenWay

Rebuilding & Remembering celebrates the families who joined the Bethlehem community after category 5 Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and the Northern Carribbean islands. It focuses on the experience of the children who grow up experiencing two distinct cultures and how a third culture grows from that individual's experience. The seed of individual strength is rooted in family, community, and culture. 

The mural resides on the exterior of Victory House of Lehigh Valley. They are a nonprofit providing shelter and transitional services to homeless men, many of them veterans, for over 35 years. Please consider donating to this essential community organization: https://www.victoryhouselv.org/donate/

Location 24: Diversity

Directions:

Turn around.  Walk up the stairs to the courtyard of Café the Lodge. On your right is the next location.

Title: Diversity

Artist: Rafael Menendez

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Date Created: 2021

Location: 427 E 4th St., Bethlehem PA 18015

Rafael Menendez and his family of artists, dubbed "Maltas Con Leche"  created Diversity in an image that brings the word to life with respect to the SouthSide community, culture, and spirit.

"We wanted to show diversity, but also what we have in common. In the Valley - that's food and our scenery." -Rafael Menedez

Location 25: I-Beam

Directions:

Return to the Greenway. Go left. Follow the path to Polk Street. Turn left and walk up to 4th Street. Once on 4th St., make a right turn.  Continue walking toward Touchstone Theatre. The next stop is to the side of the building. 

Title: I-Beam

Artist: Ethan Hahn

Medium: Steel

Date: 2017

Location: 511 E. 3rd Street

I-Beam is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.

Designed by local resident, Ethan Hahn, I-Beam is a tribute to his father James who worked at the Bethlehem Steel.

Location 26: Yellow Vibrancy

Directions:

Continue on 4th St. towards Taylor St. Make a right on Taylor St. and walk towards the Greenway. Continue walking Taylor St. until you arrive at Bonn Place Brewing Company. The next three locations are on the exterior of the building. 

Title: Yellow Vibrancy

Artist: Amy Perdue

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 314 Taylor Street

Yellow Vibrancy is an abstract wonderland of color, unbound shape, and contrast. The artist, Amy Perdue, works primarily in sculpture and installation but is also active in painting, illustration, music and poetry. Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, surrealism, minimalism and abstract expressionism and is often infused with autobiographical content as well as her respect to the process. 

Location 27: Bonn Place Brewing Tribute

Directions:

Around the side of the building

Title: Bonn Place Brewing Tribute

Artist: Denton Burrows

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 310 Taylor St., Bethlehem PA 18015

A simple black and white sketchbook style homage to Bonn Place Brewing. No more. No less. 

Location 28: Lehigh University Tribute

Directions:

You're here! Keep exploring the different sides of the building. 

Title: Lehigh University Tribute

Artist: Key Detail

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2017

Location: 310 Taylor St., Bethlehem PA 18015

Artist duo from New York, Key Detail, created this spritely tribute to Lehigh University and their mascot-- the Mountain Hawk. 

Location 29: Stacks

Directions:

Turn around and walk back on Taylor St. Walk to the Greenway and make a right onto the path. 

Title: Stacks

Artist: Austin Mcinnis and Julian Pelekanakis

Medium: Steel

Date Created: 2017

Location: The Greenway crossing at Taylor St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Stacks is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.

Location 30: Harmony Pavilion

Directions:

Walk past the Stacks down the Greenway path. You will see a large structure. This is the next location. 

Title: Harmony Pavilion

Artist: The Chinese Bridge Project, a program of Lehigh University

Medium: concrete, wood, tile

Date Created: 2013

Location: The Greenway, Between Taylor and Webster Streets, Bethlehem PA 18015

Harmony Pavilion is an outgrowth of a Henry Luce Foundation-funded project called the Chinese Bridge Project. based at Lehigh University.

This traditional style Chinese pavilion is the second venture of the project, which is concerned with bridging connections between American and Chinese students.

Co-director of the project, Norman Girardot, had this t say about the project:

"We're bridging the Chinese and American cultures. We're also bridging disciplines because we have people who are architects, chemists, engineers and people who study cultural history to participate in the project," said Girardot. "It represents another crucial bridging or partnering activity that links the university and the community. And the fact that it is on the Greenway is especially significant since that is the new lifeline that unites the whole SouthSide."

This pavilion, inspired by the pavilions from the Tang and Song periods, is named "Harmony Pavilion," and symbolizes the spirit of people coming together for rest and reflection.

Location 31: Blue Herons

Directions:

Walk past the pavilion. To the left, you will see an area of brush/wildflower plants. The next stop is in the center of the garden. 

Title: Blue Herons

Artist: Virginia Abbott

Medium: Mixed Media

Date Created: 2011

Location: The Greenway, Between Taylor and Webster Streets, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Blue Herons is a community work created by Banana Factory Resident Artist Virginia Abbott, chosen to represent art on the Greenway because of the species' historic presence in Bethlehem. The sculpture is made of many different materials including garden tools, household items, and smaller sculptures of animals assembled by Broughal Middle School students.

Location 32: SouthSide Proud

Directions:

Continue on the Greenway path past Blue Herons. Walk until you reach Adams St. Make a left. Continue across 4th St. Make a right on the sidewalk and walk towards Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub The next stop is on the exterior wall of Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub, and directly across the street from Godfrey Daniels Coffee House.

Title: SouthSide Proud

Artist: Joseph Iacona

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Date Created: 2019

Location: 100 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

This mural was a collaboration with Community Action Development and neighborhood residents to create a visual representation of the "SouthSide Proud Campaign". The campaign centers on community members and residents sharing why they are proud to be a part of the SouthSide and what is it about the SouthSide that makes them proud.

Location 33: Sustainable Meter Rack

Directions:

Continue walking past Molly's. On the corner of 4th and New Sts. in front of Molly's is the next stop.

Title: Sustainable Meter Rack

Artist: Deanna Kocher, Christian Murphy, John Flory, Burian Sizemore, Noah Saltzman, Elana Abrams, Gibson Reine, Prof. Mike Moore, Prof. Brian Slocum and Prof. Wes Heiss.

Medium: Steel, mixed media

Date: 2017

Location: 4 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sustainable Meter Rack is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.

Location 34: Bethlehem

Directions:

Cross at the crosswalk at New St. to continue walking down 4th St. At Vine St., cross over to the window of Homebase Skateshop, located at 29 W. 4th St.

Title: Bethlehem 

Artist: Freebridge Design Co., Homebase Skateshop

Medium: N/A

Date: N/A

Location: 29 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Based on the City of Bethlehem Map Collection - this one of a kind window mural pays homage to Bethlehem - and Homebase Skateshop's home for over 17 years!

Location 35: Lehigh Bike Rack Bar

Directions:

Cross Vine St. to the business next door to Homebase Skateshop.

Title: Lehigh Bike Rack Bar

Artist: Deanna Kocher, Christian Murphy, John Flory, Burian Sizemore, Noah Saltzman, Elana Abrams, Gibson Reine, Prof. Mike Moore, Prof. Brian Slocum and Prof. Wes Heiss

Medium: Steel, wood

Date: 2017

Location: 101 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Bike Rack Bar is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.

Students of Lehigh University frequently patronize Deja Brew. It is a staple of students' days. The team built this horizontal bike rack and table to offer bikers a change to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee. Stop and look at the table to see an engraved map of the town.

Location 36: History

Directions:

Continue down 4th St. Arrive at Brodhead Ave. Cross the street Turn right at the Tally-Ho. Here you'll find the last mural on the trail. 

Title: History

Artist: Lauren Kuhn

Medium: Oil Paint

Date: 2019

Location: 205 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lauren Kuhn specializes in custom, commissioned oil paintings that offer an opportunity to capture a 'moment' in lieu of a basic likeness. Kuhn was selected to create this piece to reflect on the history of South Bethlehem.

Location 37: Ribbon Rack

Directions:

Return to 4th St. Make a right. Continue past Tally-Ho and Dunkin Donuts. Here is the final trail destination.

Title: Ribbon Rack

Artist: Deanna Kocher, Christian Murphy, John Flory, BurianSizemore, Noah Saltzman, Elana Abrams, Gibson Reine, Prof. Mike Moore, Prof. Brian Slocum and Prof. Wes Heiss

Medium: Steel

Date: 2017

Location: 4th St & Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Ribbon Rack is one of seven functional art bike racks installed throughout SouthSide Bethlehem in 2017. The design was selected as part of "The Artist Designed Bike Rack Project", a partnership between the City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest designed to encourage foot and bike traffic throughout the business district and bring public art to the area.