Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Downtown Allentown Events

Book your services now and enjoy live music from 5pm-8pm provided by Kara Hartzell as a part of Destination Arts: Third Thursday in Downtown Allentown! We hope to see you there!Destination 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.

Remember to like the Third Thursday Facebook page. 




The Allentown Art Museum
31 North Fifth Street

5:30–7 p.m..
Bollywood Party
Be a part of the first-ever Bollywood Party at the Allentown Art Museum! See the exhibition Indian Sculpture: Avatars of the Hindu Gods and then explore and celebrate the vibrant culture of India. There will be food, a DJ, dance performances, music, mehndi hand painting and more!

Bollywood is not just one specific style of dance but a collage of many dance styles set to chart-topping songs. DJ Dharak will inspire an entourage of dancers during two performances; the first will present Bollywood dance interludes and the second will pull in the audience for a high energy interactive Bollywood dance session.

DJ Dharak started off as a choreographer with his very own dance institute, Waves Academy, and he has performed more than 15 stage shows to wide acclaim in India.

5:30–7 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Social Still Distillery
You’ll find good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways Lounge. Social Still Distillerywill be providing samples of some of their many varieties of spirits as well as a sample of one of their signature cocktails to kick off the evening. Must be at least 21 years of age

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Third Thursday Photography Workshops
In honor of our Year of Photography, visit the Crayola Classroom for a photography workshopwith local artist Claire Marcus. Focus on color, composition and storytelling through images.Bring your own smartphone or digital camera to use during the workshop, or borrow one ofours. There will be a group show of participant photos in Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery on September 2–30.

6 p.m.
Documentary film: Forest Man
Almost four decades ago, Jadav Payeng set out to save his beloved hometown. Located a fewkilometers north of Jorhat in India, Majuli is the world’s largest river island, home to some150,000 people. Since 1917 it has lost more than half its landmass to erosion. This rate hasaccelerated recently, and in 15 to 20 years the island can be completely gone, according toscientists. And so Jadav has single–handedly planted an entire forest.

6:30 p.m.
Documentary Film: Cobra Gypsies
Filmmaker Raphael Treza traveled to northern India and lived among an ancient tribe knownas the Kalbeliya for three months. Although many of them have never before met a foreignerprior to Treza’s arrival at their camps, the tribespeople (see featured image, above) seemunguarded in their enthusiasms to share their culture.

6–7:30 p.m.
Arts & Culture Trivia
Test your knowledge and win prizes by answering questions about everything from 16th–century art to contemporary culture.

The Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street

The Baum School of Art and The Morning Call celebrate the 12th Annual Morning Call Juried Exhibition. This exhibition features 2-D work from local artists who compete for cash awards. 

Join us for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Third Thursday, August 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 7:00 pm. 

12th Annual Juried Exhibition
The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries
August 16 - September 6, 2018

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Diamond Sponsor: Stoudt Associates, LLC
Presenting Sponsor: The Morning Call

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple Street

542 Hamilton Street, 3rd Floor

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

RE:find's Gallery on the Walk is a must visit during downtown Allentown's Third Thursday art events. Music, crafters, beer and wine from Cork & all comes together in front of the gallery on the Arts Walk.

Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown
622 Hamilton Street

Retro Reveries & Colorful Characters

Enjoy light refreshments while exploring the work of Rosemary Geseck at the Liberty Bell Museum! The exhibit will be on display in the Museum's Trexler Gallery through August 31.

These are also the last few weeks to see their immigration exhibit, "The Last One In" which will run until Saturday, Sept. 1.

Miller Symphony Hall
23 N 6th Street

Mezzanine Gallery at the Renaissance Allentown
12 N 7th Street

Femi J Johnson "Abstract Story-Boards"

Curated by Deborah Rabinsky and Ripped from the ongoing body of work 'Abstract Story-Scapes. are 30 recent paintings named 'Abstract Story-Boards'.

The Monterey - Ann Elizabeth Schlegel, Artist
817 W Linden Street

Stop by the studio and see new work by Marilyn Fox! Enjoy art, music, sips and snacks!

Rigo Peralta Studio
1131 Linden Street

Roey's Paintbox
21 N 7th Street, Suite 102; ArtsWalk

Head to Roey's Paintbox for this Third Thursday PRIDE event. Participants will be creating a 9" x 12" painting PRIDE in the PARK with Petra as your instructor. Learn more and sign up here!


544 Hamilton Street

Summer88 sale! assembly88 is transitioning to the fall season, which means it's time to save! Shop 25% to 50% deals store wide on summer clearance sales. Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays! 

Learn more. 

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

Clean, Green & Toxic Free

Have you ever wondered how safe the items you use every day are, and how they impact your health?

Join Sharon A. Fraser Certified Health, Transformation and Diabetic coach to find out.

Come and learn what you can do to create a healthier you while improving your environment.

Nailplay Studio
27 N 7th Street STE 120

Book your services now and enjoy live music from 5pm-8pm provided by Kara Hartzell as a part of Destination Arts: Third Thursday in Downtown Allentown! We hope to see you there!

The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique
515 Hamilton Street

645 Hamilton Street

645 Hamilton Street

Token Allentown
645 Hamilton Street

Help us welcome local artisan Diane Immer of CraftOwl Handmade as our featured local vendor from Aug 16 - Sept 20! 

Diane uses fun fabrics to create a charming assortment of accessories, including purses, laptop sleeves, tote bags, and more. She owns and operates her Etsy shop out of Breinigsville, PA 



Bell Hall
612 Hamilton Street

8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The Great American Pub Quiz
Team trivia at Bell Hall, up to six players per team. Free to play. Winning team receives a $25 Bell Hall gift card.

The Dime
12 N 7th Street

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
645 Hamilton Street

Kyle Yankowy playing music on the patio from 6pm-9pm

Local artist, Victoria Beck, is displaying her work in the bar area from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Queen City BBQ
27 N 7th Street