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. 

Special Event: 

Please join us to dedicate City Center Allentown's new ArtsWalk extension and sculpture, The Curtain, by Angela Fraleigh and Wesley Heiss. 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:30 to 5 p.m. 

ArtsWalk next to STRATA Symphony
35 N. 6th Street 
Allentown, PA 18101



Allentown Art Museum
31 North Fifth Street

5:30 p.m. - Beer tasting with Allentown Brew Works

Hands-on textile art workshopw with Mallory Zondag

6:00 p.m. - Documentary Film Series - Bill Cunningham: New York

Guided gallery tour

Arts and Culture trivia

The Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple Street

542 Hamilton Street, 3rd Floor

Stop by and see Ana Hamilton's latest, "Landscapes"

Gallery on the Walk
26 N 6th Street; ArtsWalk - located across from Miller Symphony Hall

Gerard Simcoe: Baroque Interpretations of Life - art opening

Also on display -  "Summers on Monhegan Island," work of Hans Moller in the gallery adjacent to Gerald's work. 

Joe Collins Pop-Up Gallery 
645 Hamilton Street

Symphony Stories Exhibition Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of Symphony Stories, a new photo exhibition by artist Joe Collins. This special behind-the-scenes collaboration with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra chronicles the dress rehearsals and live performance held at Miller Symphony Hall in March, and the project celebrates the city’s long tradition and dedication to orchestral music. These black-and-white images are a dramatic mingling of the artistic languages of both the visual and the performing arts, and give an intimate view of how the professional musicians and concert hall staff of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA) bring their spectacular performances to life.

Meet the artist and hear remarks from members of the ASA. Enjoy light refreshments and live music. 

Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown
622 Hamilton Street

Artist Ely Malloy's show "tSuaihmnis" (an Irish/Gaelic term for peace; literally, "Arch on the horizon before dawn"), featuring 27 oil paintings and clay sculptures, will premiere on April 19. There will be a reception from 5-7 pm, with live music, coffee and light refreshments. Admission is free.

Miller Symphony Hall
23 N 6th Street

Mezzanine Gallery at the Renaissance Allentown
12 N 7th Street

Artist reception for abstract artist, Marci McDonald 

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

solo exhibition • opening reception

Rigo Peralta Studio
1131 Linden Street

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

Kids Teaching Kids Painting Party with Gabriel


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

Token Allentown is pleased to unveil a NEW pop-up section of the shop where we feature a different LOCAL ARTIST each month!

Our very first featured local artist is InkTruffle Pottery by Rachel Borene! We are thrilled to have found her AMAZING work and can’t wait to host her and her adorable creations.

She’ll be in residence at Token Allentown for our THIRD THURSDAY evening reception on April 19th, 6-9 pm. Super nice gal, come by to hear more about her process.


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