The Energy of the Arts District

Missy Hartney Brings Energy and Ideas to the South Side Arts District Colorful murals in South Bethlehem burst from what used to be blank walls. The addition of a mural on E. Third Street has brought vitality to the city’s streetscape. Created by Manhattan street artist Denton Burrows, this piece of artwork combines elements of…

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Better Days Will Come: A Chat with Albert Negron III

Anyone who has visited the Southside of Bethlehem knows that the area takes art very much to heart. At practically every corner is a distinct, fiery-colored planter that consists of elements of Bethlehem. And lest we forget, drivers and passersby alike can now enjoy the recently completed murals located near the New Street Bridge and…

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Fab Lab Takes on Community Festival

On Saturday, April 28th from 11-3 p.m. there will be drinks, music, books, crafts, and a monstrous robot dinosaur all at the 23rd annual Spring on the Southside Community Festival. Jeff Boerner, director of the Fab Lab at Northampton Community College, beams with a somewhat anxious excitement when he mentions this busy event to me….

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Arts Education At Its Bethlehem Best

For the students of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, or Charter Arts for short, “the campus is the community.” Located in the heart of Southside Bethlehem, Executive Director & CEO of Charter Arts Diane LaBelle says that the school truly focuses on partnerships and involvement with the South Bethlehem community. While…

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