Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Downtown Allentown Events

Opening Reception - Around the Valley 

Join us for our juried art exhibit featuring the work of twenty-two local artists. Paintings showcase the beautiful scenery around the Lehigh Valley. Come and find your favorite place!

Juror and contemporary painter, Adriano Farinella, will present awards to four talented artists at 6pm. Prizes have been provided by New Wave Art, Blick Art Materials, and Stoudt Associates LLCDestination Arts: Third Thursday
takes place each month from 5 - 8 p.m. Downtown Allentown’s arts and business communities will join forces to create a unique and eclectic evening experience. Exhibitions, sales, classes, special menus and more will be featured at many of the local arts venues, artist studios, retailers and restaurants. Every month, new discoveries will await you, too. Enjoy Happy Hour or grab dinner at one of downtown's restaurants, then explore what Third Thursday has to offer.

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Venues:

ARTS

The Allentown Art Museum
31 North Fifth Street
5:30-7 p.m.

Wine sampling, salsa dancing, and art! 


The Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street
6-9 p.m.

Barnaby Ruhe REGENESIS
REGENESIS will present work that reflects Ruhe’s gestural style combined with stream of consciousness texts that illustrate his retelling of history to include women’s spiritual and physical power and place in culture. Barnaby will be joining us around 7:45pm

Jane Conneen: It’s a Small World
Accomplished miniature artist Jane Conneen’s (1921–2008) tiny, brightly colored, hand-painted etchings, some no bigger than a postage stamp, pack a visual punch. From accurately detailed botanicals including wild flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, to Victorian architecture, charming farms and rural Ireland, her work evokes a sense of comfort and awe, familiarity and simplicity. On display will be many pieces, framed and unframed, available to purchase and all proceeds will benefit the Mimi Conneen Miley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mimi Miley was the daughter of Jane Conneen.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple Street
6-8 p.m.

Artist Reception: To Sir Elton With Love
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present To Sir Elton With Love, an exhibit of works by Liz Bradbury, Ana Hamilton, Yevette Hendler, and Will Hübscher in honor of Sir Elton John's final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road.

Expressions-Studio
542 Hamilton Street, 3rd Floor

gallery840
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 101

Opening Reception - Around the Valley 

Join us for our juried art exhibit featuring the work of twenty-two local artists. Paintings showcase the beautiful scenery around the Lehigh Valley. Come and find your favorite place!

Juror and contemporary painter, Adriano Farinella, will present awards to four talented artists at 6pm. Prizes have been provided by New Wave Art, Blick Art Materials, and Stoudt Associates LLC

Gallery on the Walk
26 N 6th Street; ArtsWalk - located across from Miller Symphony Hall

RE: find is very pleased to welcome two extraordinary women to our Gallery on the Walk for our October 18, Third Thursday opening. Rhonda Wall and Angela Fraleigh are in adjacent galleries with two not-to-missed shows.
 

Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown
622 Hamilton Street

Stop by and see the "WMUH 70th Anniversary" and "Towards a Greater Muhlenberg" exhibit. 

Renaissance Allentown - Mezzanine Gallery 
12 N 7th Street

See the latest work by Femi J. Johnson! 

The Monterey - Painting Studio and Art Gallery 
817 W Linden Street
5-10 p.m.

This month, Ann is featuring her own work "Instrument Paintings" and the "Luncheon of the Beverage Party" paintings and portraits. 

All six 'cocktail' prints are on sale, signed and numbered, for $200 total (a savings of $310!)


SHOPS

Nailplay Studio
27 N 7th Street STE 120

Treat yourself to a mani/pedi, enjoy a glass of wine, and listen to live music by Kara Hartzell! 

Token Allentown
645 Hamilton Street

NEW VENDOR - The Curious Catbird, based in Easton, PA!
Jerri has brought as a wonderful assortment of her screen-printed tote bags, backpacks, messenger bags, linens, buttons, and so much more! All designs are created by the owner. We are thrilled to be hosting her work as a featured local artist from October 18 - November 15. Check out her shop on Etsy: 
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TASTES

Bell Hall
612 Hamilton Street

The Dime
12 N 7th Street

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
645 Hamilton Street

Queen City BBQ
27 N 7th Street

OTHER SHOPS TO EXPLORE!

assembly88
544 Hamilton Street

The Blow Dry Bar by ReVive Salon
27 N 7th Street

Cork & Cage
538 Hamilton Street

I.O. Beauty Market
26 N. 6th Street, Suite 150

The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique
515 Hamilton Street

RE:find
645 Hamilton Street

Sorrelli
645 Hamilton Street

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