Arts Count 2016 Photos

We’d like to say THANK YOU to all who rallied with us at our Arts Count 2016 event – in no particular order…

  • Special thanks to Smooth-On, Inc., our gracious hosts for the evening, and their wonderful staff and crew who gave us an unforgettable, yet delightfully creepy, experience!
  • To Clay Western, Vice President of Smooth-On, Inc., we thank you for your hospitality and generosity. What an amazing company you represent, and we appreciate your endless support of the arts and the Lehigh Valley!
  • We’d like to thank Bernard J. Story, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, for speaking on behalf of supporting the arts and community through grant initiatives. Your words were inspiring!
  • Patricia Johnson, your floral masterpiece of Medusa was incredible – thanks for supporting us with your creativity!
  • Many thanks to the Legislators and Representatives that proudly supported their regions’ artists and the grant awardees!
  • To the Grant Recipients, we thank you for your dedication to the arts in our region. We are proud to award these grants to you all because we know that you’ll take on the responsibility of producing wonderful projects in our community! Congratulations!!!
  • Our Board Members, Volunteers, Intern Megan, and other helpers are simply the best – we couldn’t have done any of this without you! Thanks!
  • Our rockstar PPA Coordinator, Zach Kleemeyer, has done an amazing job coordinating the PPA Project Stream program from start to finish. Way to dive right in and knock it out of the park, Zach. Thank you for your dedication!
  • …and finally, we thank Mr. Randall Forte for being the kindling that fuels the fire of Arts Count. None of this would be possible without his guidance and expertise, both in the field of granting arts funding as well as throwing one awesome party!

Looking forward to the many future opportunities to mingle with our members and supporters. For future events with the Arts Council, visit our website at or stay tuned to our Facebook page at!