Let’s Do It Together!
While multiple counties, cities and municipalities comprise the region, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council believes that there is ONE arts community. By working together and hosting public meetings, we can learn from each other and find solutions to advance greater arts participation.
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council hosts Membership Receptions in both the spring and fall to bring members of the arts, business and funding community together to connect with each other and share resources and ideas.
The 2015 Spring Membership Reception, Art is a Verb – Let’s All Do It!, embraced the excitement and promise of greater cultural accessibility in the Lehigh Valley.
At the event, three prominent cultural leaders were celebrated for their vision in expanding cultural accessibility:
- Jessica Bien, General Manager at Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department
- Nora Suggs, Executive Director of SATORI
- Ricardo Viera, Director/Curator of Lehigh University Galleries & Museums
Arts Count Celebration – Awards Ceremony & Advocacy Rally
Arts Count celebrates the essential public and private partnerships that fuel the arts, engages business and foundation leaders, as well as elected officials to be advocates for arts and culture, and acknowledges Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) grant recipients.
Our 2015 Arts Count Arts Rally and Grant Ceremony was held at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts on October 13th, 2015. Guests enjoyed tours and music by the Charter Arts students, refreshments and networking opportunities, as well as a grant ceremony awarding 26 organizations and individuals with grant funds for their arts and cultural projects. We are proud to support such a wide variety of projects that will impact our region!
Congratulations to our 2015 Grant Award Recipients:
- ALLENTOWN PUBLIC THEATRE
- ANNA CHUPA
- BETHLEHEM FINE ARTS
- BOROUGH OF EMMAUS
- CHURCH OF THE MANGER
- FRIENDS OF THE ALLENTOWN PARKS
- HELLERTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
- HISPANIC AMERICAN LEAGUE ARTISTS
- LEHIGH RIVER BLUES JAM
- LEHIGH VALLEY DANCE EXCHANGE
- LYDIA PANAS
- MARILYN HAZLETON
- MARTHA MONROY
- MICHELLE NEIFERT
- MORAVIAN COLLEGE MUSIC INSTITUTE
- MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE
- NORA SUGGS/FAIRFIELD DUO
- NORTHAMPTON COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
- PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE
- PENN STATE LV ART GALLERY
- PUERTO RICAN CULTURE FESTIVAL
- SARAH STEELE/SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
- SUMMIT HILL HERITAGE CENTER
- TOTTS GAP ARTS INSTITUTE
- UKRAINIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
- WDIY 88.1 FM PUBLIC RADIO