Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Downtown Allentown Events

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. 



Allentown Art Museum
31 North Fifth Street

5:30 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Spirits tasting with Social Still Distillery
Start your evening with good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways area. Must be 21 to join the fun.

5:30 p.m.
Be Inspired! Art Workshop
In celebration of Black History Month, be inspired by the fluid acrylics technique of Sam Gilliam’s Element, on view in our Butz Gallery, and then experiment with marbling your own work of art.

5:30 p.m.
Collage and weaving workshop with Devyn Leonor Briggs
Create artworks related to Black History Month with local artist Devyn Leonor Briggs.

6 p.m.
Guided gallery tour
Hear about highlights of our permanent collection, including African American art in Butz Gallery.

6 p.m.
Dendê Macêdo: Recycled sounds
Experience this exciting blend of sharply contrasting power and joyous melodies that will make you move! Dendê’s sound is rooted in rhythms of the African Diaspora, his Afrobeats and twisting jams delighting fans worldwide.

6 p.m.
Documentary film series in honor of Black History Month
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (90 mins)
Celebrate the life of legendary African American actress, poet and political activist Beah Richards, best known for her Oscar-nominated role in Guess Who’sComing to Dinner.

6:30 p.m.
Arts & Culture Trivia: How Much Do You Know?
Test your knowledge of arts and culture trivia, with questions ranging from 16th-century art to contemporary culture.

The Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street

The Adult Student Exhibition

February 8–28, 2018

Reception and Awards: Third Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6–8pm Awards at 7pm

The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries

Presenting Sponsors: Jane Landis and Andrew Bausch

The Baum School of Art celebrates the creative talents of our students in our annual Adult Student Exhibition. This exhibition showcases the work of all of our adult students, including those pursuing a degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College. Cash awards are presented at the reception in both two- and three-dimensional categories. Always free and open to the public. Wine, beverages, and light fare will be served.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple Street

The LGBT Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presents their February HALO networking event (Helping & Leading Others). 

Come spread the love and join together for networking, refreshments from Sweet Girlz Bakery, and ONEHOPE wine samples benefiting Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and The Trevor Project, a national non-profit that supports suicide prevention for LGBT youth. 

Special guest speaker, State Rep. Brian Sims, will provide brief remarks. Rep. Sims represents Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is Pennsylvania's first out LGBT state legislator, a civil rights attorney and a former president of Equality Pennsylvania. 

$5 admission, pay in advance or at the door, to benefit Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

The reception will continue from 6:30-7:30 at Grain, just a couple steps away from the center!

542 Hamilton Street, 3rd Floor

Stop by the studio and explore the latest works - and works in progress -  of Ana Hamilton, Andi Grunberg & Femi Johnson! 

Gallery on the Walk
21 N 7th Street, Suite 103; ArtsWalk

Opening reception of "Chocolate Dark" by Lydia Panas

Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown
622 Hamilton Street

View "Allentown: Through the Camera's Eye" - a collection of vintage photographs taken of Allentown and its surroundings between the 1860s and 1950s. 

Miller Symphony Hall
23 N 6th Street

Composer and arranger, Larry Lipkis will be at the Allentown Art Museum speaking about the upcoming "Pictures at an Exhibition Concert" in March!

Mezzanine Gallery at the Renaissance Allentown
12 N 7th Street

View the abstract paintings of Marci McDonald on display, Feb. 14th - June 10th; artist reception, March 15th

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

See Ron Demkee's portrait on display & stop in for some Valentine's goodies at Ann Schlegel's new studio!

Rigo Peralta Studio
1131 Linden Street

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

Pilsner & Wine Glass Couples Painting Party

RSVP early! This party is BYOB!

Onw wine glass and one pilsner for $40/Couple + tax


544 Hamilton Street

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

Cork & Cage
538 Hamilton Street

The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique
515 Hamilton Street

645 Hamilton Street

645 Hamilton Street

645 Hamilton Street


Bell Hall
612 Hamilton Street

530 Hamilton Street

The Dime
12 N 7th Street

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
645 Hamilton Street

Queen City BBQ
27 N 7th Street