Arts Council Events

    Jul 12
    Champions of Inclusion
    Special Events
    1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council

    On July 12, 2018, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council will present Champions of Inclusion, an afternoon trade fair highlighting the cultural organizations and human service agencies that have pioneered greater cultural access in the Lehigh Valley. The program will feature presentations on best practices from experts in the field, followed by a reception with the vendors, and a performance by comedian Josh Blue.

    The event will be held at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Admission to the trade fair is FREE to the public, but the performance is a separate and ticketed event. Contact Lehigh Valley Arts Council in order to sign up as a vendor — 610-437-5915.

    Local resources that routinely provide accommodations are invited to secure a vendor table to promote their programming and services and network with the disability friendly community. Vendors will receive a table with signage, a free listing in the Cultural Accessibility Resource Guide, and ten tickets to Josh Blue’s performance. Vendor’s fee is $75.

    To cap off the day’s activities, Josh Blue, the celebrated comedian who uses his own affliction with cerebral palsy as part of his routine, will perform at 3:45pm in the Charter High School Theatre. Blue was the grand prize winner at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a favorite on the college comedy circuit. He is known for his ability to improvise and encourage his audience to overcome preconceived notions about people who are labeled “disabled.”

    Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018. Call for more information 610-437-5915.