Destination Arts launches Third Thursdays in Downtown Allentown

November 15, 2016  /  A new and exciting monthly event begins this week with Hamilton District Main Street Program‘s DESTINATION ARTS: Third Thursdays. From 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month, 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.

The inaugural Third Thursday kicks off November 17, and includes the following activities:

Destination Arts Third Thursdays Downtown AllentownAllentown Art Museum

31  N  5th  Street

Art at Night: Every Thursday the museum’s galleries are open until 8 p.m., with FREE entry after 4 p.m. Tour the exhibition Warren Rohrer: The Language of Mark Making.


27  N  7th  Street,  on  the  ArtsWalk

Happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. with free craft beer and 20% off of all dresses.


544  Hamilton  Street

assembly88 is Downtown Allentown’s newest menswear store, aimed at the mature male who wants to look smart and confident, whether in a boardroom or at a ball game. Shop the latest styles from Patagonia, Barbour, Vineyard Vines, Tommy Bahama, Sperry, Cole Haan and more!

Blow Dry Bar by Revive! Salon

27  N  7th  Street

Let us make beauty happen! Blow Dry Bar will shampoo, blow dry, apply makeup, then you take over the world!


530  Hamilton  Street

The Art of Keith Garubba: Keith Garubba is an artist and educator living and working in Bethlehem. He is an exceptional creative force working in print media, multimedia installations and interactive artworks. This is certain to be an interesting event, held in conjunction with The Baum School of Art.

The Dime

12  N  7th  Street,  upstairs  at  The  Renaissance Allentown Hotel

Artist Meet & Greet with Anthony Smith: Smith is a Lehigh Valley artist who uses abstract painting to explore complex and indefinite moral positions and to tell inscrutable stories. Join in on a night of art and fun! You can also check out the 5-course pairing with Cave Brewing at The Dime.

Expressions Studio

542  Hamilton  Street,  3rd  Floor

The studio will be holding an exciting open house with artists Ana Hamilton, Andi Grunberg and Femi Johnson.

Gallery on the Walk

dime_anthony_smith-0427  N  7th  Street,  on  the  ArtsWalk

Hues of Red and Blue: The 2016 Presidential Election: The presidential art shows from the Allentown Art Museum and RE:find’s Gallery on the Walk are being combined at the Gallery on the Walk.  This is your last chance to purchase a piece of 2016 election history!  The gallery will be open from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallery 724

724  Hamilton  Street

Protests & Politics: Photos by Ed Eckstein:  Eckstein’s work features photos from the 1960’s and 70’s as well as photos from the 2016 Campaign Trail.  All photos are available for sale.

Moravian Book Shop

645  Hamilton  Street

Enjoy food tastings and samples of several of the shop’s gourmet products. Open until 8 pm.

Roey’s Paintbox

27  N  7th  Street,  on  the  ArtsWalk

Birch Tree Painting Party: Center Ice is partnering with Roey’s Paintbox to serve Vanilla Birch Beer Floats, Black Cows (Chocolate Birch Beer Floats) and Salty Caramel Birch Beer Floats! They will also have hot apple cider available. Admission to the party is just $35 and includes the 11×14 canvas Roey will help you paint. But you do NOT have to pay admission to come in, take a look at Allentown’s newest art studio and enjoy a birch beer float or hot apple cider.


27  N  7th  Street,  on  the  ArtsWalk

Sage is offering 50% off select Alex + Ani items for this event.


645  Hamilton  Street

Prior to the official Third Thursday start time, join Sorrelli for their Have Some Fun Today Trunk Show and styling event! (12:30 – 5 p.m.) Then continue to enjoy exceptional savings as all necklaces are BUY ONE, GET ONE 30% off (November 17 – 19). Their new holiday collection launch is also that day.

The list of Third Thursday participants will continue to grow each month. Visit the Hamilton Main Street Program website for updates on specials and events occurring every Third Thursday in Downtown Allentown!


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