Allentown - Lehigh Valley Arts Council

840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201
610-437-5915

To promote the arts; to encourage and support artists and their development; to assist arts organizations; and to facilitate communication and cooperation among artists, arts groups, and the community.

Services include informational publications, professional development, workshops, artist residencies and arts-in-education programming, and cooperative regional marketing initiatives.

Upcoming Events at Lehigh Valley Arts Council

Free Workshop - Project Stream

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Touchstone Theatre
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Free Workshop - Project Stream

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Anita Shapolsky Foundation
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Free Workshop - Project Stream

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Lehigh Valley Arts Council
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Recent News

Lehigh Valley Arts Council News July 24, 2017

Click here to view the Lehigh Valley Arts Council News July 24,

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Grant Writing Workshops Offered by Lehigh Valley Arts Council in 2017

In an effort to assist applicants with the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grant application process, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council will offer free grant writing workshops in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties in …

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - October 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Despicable MeData collection and analysis are essential advocacy tools. It requires a certain amount of ruthlessness however, to collect information from the arts community.Every five years the Lehigh Valley Arts …

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Call to Artists: Are YOU Ready to Answer?

LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF A SUCCESSFUL PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION...Are you ready to present your work for an exhibition or competition?Topics of discussion will include:- Artist Statement & Biography- Digital Images- Pricing- ContractPRESENTERS:Sculptor…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Releases 2016-2017 ARTix

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council announces to the community the release of the new ARTix Passport to the Arts, a buy-one, get-one-free ticket to eighteen arts and cultural venues through June 30, 2017. Dance, musical, theatrical, and historical offerin…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - June 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:On Tuesday, June 14, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Disability Friendly Community, in cooperation with the Williams Center for the Arts, present Red, White & Blue, an evening of laughter and fellowship …

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Arts Council Announces Project Stream Grant Workshops

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA---The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is presenting 3 complimentary workshops in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties in effort to support applicants in the planning stages of the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Proj…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending

Lehigh Valley Arts Council Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their AudiencesAllentown, PA -- The Arts in the Lehigh Valley mean business and jobs. That is…

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Arts Alive Series Celebrates Fine Art

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce the new line-up for the fourth annual Arts Alive Series 2016, “Fine Art: Curating, Collecting & Creating.” Three events will explore the passion for fine art from the perspectives of a cur…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Appoints New PPA Program Administrator

As of November 1, Lehigh Valley Arts Council appointed South Bethlehem native, Carlos M. Barata, as the new Pennsylvania Partners in Arts (PPA) Program Administrator. Barata will follow in the footsteps of Marilyn Roberts, a Lehigh Valley native who …

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council News - December 2015

NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR YOUNG AT ARTOn Saturday, March 12, 2016, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council will present Young at Art, an expo of arts camps and schools, to assist parents with selecting the appropriate summer class for their child. This i…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council News - November 17, 2015

Professional Development Series Announced The Lehigh Valley Arts Council announces their 2016 Professional Development Series for business-minded arts professionals who wish to stay current in their field. Beginning in the new year, three seminars …

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Inclusive Arts - November-December 2015

ARTICLE: With a Song in Her HeartDonna Yasenchok likes to sing so much she is a member of five different choral groups -- and they’re happy to have her: She has a desirable alto-soprano vocal range that would be the envy of choral singers anywhere.…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - October 2015

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORArts advocacy can be fun, if you let it. For instance, I have been daydreaming about the establishment of a Congressional Chorus, which all elected state and federal representatives would be required to join. The ch…

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New Arts Partnership to Form Audience Analytics

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) announces a new partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) , the formation of Audience Analytics of the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley Region. As of July 1, 2015, seventy-five…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - August 2015

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR How would you like to see your state tax dollars spent? Arts advocacy requires an ongoing conversation with both our elected andappointed government officials. Since negotiations for the state budget have st…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council ARTix Release 2015-16

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce the release of the new ARTix Passport to the Arts, a buy-one, get-one-free ticket to eighteen arts and cultural venues through June 30, 2016.This popular arts promotional campaign introduces the c…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - June 2015

Message From The Executive DirectorA Tribute to Our Friends in the ArtsThis past spring the Lehigh Valley said good-bye to two extraordinary cultural architects and leaders in the region: Janet Goloub, arts volunteer and founder of the Lehigh Valley …

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Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Application 2015-2016

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) provides state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - April 2015

FEATURED ARTIST - MARCH/APRIL 2015Sylvia Woolf GallopArtist's BiographyAfter being employed at Crayola for many years, I am now working in my home studio, Sylvia Anne Arts. My life has been consistently inspired by art, both personally and profession…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - February 2015

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORThe recent commotion surrounding the off and on again screening of The Interview reminds us that freedom of expression is powerful, yet fragile, and we should not take it for granted. I saw the movie with my family …

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Arts Alive 2015 Series - Exploring the Artistic Process

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce the new line-up for the Arts Alive 2015 Series. These three events for members and their friends allows participants to rub shoulders with the creative process and engage their mind and spirit! C…

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Presenting the Arts Alive 2015 Series

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce the new line-up for the Arts Alive 2015 Series. These three events for members and their friends allow participants to rub shoulders with the creative process and engage their minds and spirits.On…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts Advocate - October 2014

Message from the Executive Director  The Lehigh Valley arts community has the capacity to be a catalyst for change, and we are taking on the challenge.In cooperation with the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community, Lehigh Vall…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council's Arts Advocate - August 2014

Message from the Executive DirectorThe numbers keep adding up to show that the arts mean business.According to a new research study, Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts, the Creative Industries in the Lehigh Valley include 1,40…

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Lehigh Valley is Home to 1,405 Arts Businesses That Employ 7,714 People, According to A New Analysis of Dun and Bradstreet Data By Americans For The Arts

Arts Industry Comprises 3.8% of All Businesses and 2.3% Percent of the Employment in the Lehigh Valley region A new research study published by Americans for the Arts uses statistical data to quantify the scope and economic importance of the arts in …

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Releases 2014-2015 ARTix Passport to the Arts

Allentown, PA - The Lehigh Valley Arts Council announces to the community the release of the new ARTix Passport to the Arts, a buy-one, get-one-free ticket to twenty-four arts and cultural venues through June 30, 2014. Dance, musical, theatrical, and…

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Audio Description Training for Theatre Practitioners

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is offering audio description training to the theatre community in order to help them increase attendance to their productions by becoming more disability-friendly.Audio description assists patrons who are blind/low-vis…

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The Arts Advocate - June 2014

Stephanie Murphy - Featured Artist - May/June '14  We are excited to have the talented Stephanie Beta Murphy as our May/June 2014 Featured Artist! Murphy reluctantly terminated her ten year career as a critical care nurse to care for her autistic so…

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Presents Spring Membership Reception: Put Yourself on the Map

Allentown, PA - The 2014 spring membership reception, Put Yourself on the Map, embraces the excitement and promise of a new cultural horizon in the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Arts Council commemorates twenty-five years of service to the region …

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Lehigh Valley Arts Council Presents Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant Opportunities

Allentown, PA – Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership connecting local artists and nonprofit organizations to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). PPA re-grants state funds to support a wide variety of local and community …

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Arts Council Presents Mobile Technology Seminar for Beginners

Allentown, PA – Lehigh Valley Arts Council’s Professional Development Series offers a technology seminar for arts professionals, “Arts: Mobile Technology for Dummies,” at the Butz Corporate Center, Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown. This …

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The Arts Advocate - April 2014

Bernhart Hochleitner - Featured Artist - March/April '14 We are very excited to feature local photographer Bernhart Hochleitner in our office and on our website through March and April.Hochleitner's "Creek Perspectives" transforms the area's dynamic …

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Planning Underway for 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Allentown, PA - The Lehigh Valley Arts Council, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community, announce their plans to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the lens …

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