Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Downtown Allentown Events


Destination Arts: Third Thursday is a new initiative that launched November 17th. From 5 - 8 p.m. on the Third Thursday of each 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. 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. 


Allentown Art Museum
31 N 5th Street

6 p.m.
Free guided tour through A Collecting Spirit: Gifts of Paul Kania


6:00–7:30 p.m.
Poetry Howl: The Unbearable Beatniks of Light

Since the mid-1980s the Unbearables have been together as writers, poets, and artists in New York City's underground literary scene. Tonight, Unbearables Ron Kolm, Steve Dalachinsky, Carol Wierzbicki, Jim Feast, and Shalom Neuman bring their rowdy wordsmithing to the galleries.

6:30–9:00 p.m.
Theatre Cafe with Allentown Public Theatre

Enjoy a dramatic reading in the Museum Café, in partnership with Allentown Public Theatre. Tonight's Theatre Café showcases Roberto Aguirre Sacasa’s Rough Magic, an adaptation of The Tempest that places Shakespeare’s classic characters in present-day New York. This action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and the X-Men conjures a mythical, magical metauniverse.

The Baum School of Art
510 West Linden Street





Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple Street

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, presents Warrior of Hope and I Still Remember, photographic narratives centered around HIV and AIDS by nationally-known New York artists Vladimir Rios and Lester Blum. The exhibit is on display from June 28th-July 30th join for Third Thursday for the artist reception on July 20th from 6-8pm

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530 Hamilton Street

Featuring the amazing paintings of this fine artist and long-time Baum School of Art faculty member. Dana is a realist painter who depicts the world he lives in and the people with whom he shares it. CENTRO features rustic Italian flavors, specialty cocktails, and craft beer!


The Dime
12 N 7th Street




Gallery on the Walk
21 N 7th Street



The Hamilton Kitchen
645 Hamilton Street




Expressions Studio
542 Hamilton Street

New Artwork by Ana Hamilton

An introduction of Ana Hamilton's new series of painting never before seen will be showcased this Third Thursday. In addition, the public can view a working studio of artwork created by artists, Andi Grunberg, Ana Hamilton, and Femi J Johnson. 

Liberty Bell Museum
622 Hamilton Street

125th Anniversary of the Liberty Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.   Historical documents, photos, and personal mementos are on display showing the preservation, education, and patriotism of the chapter over the years.

Local artist, Aryn Coyle will have an exhibit showcasing her work. 

Mezzanine Gallery at the Renaissance Allentown
12 N 7th Street


Ramon Peralta's on display in the Mezz Gallery.

Pita King
33 N 9th St


Re:find's Gallery 724
724 Hamilton Street

My Wondrous Travels, Fine Spray Paint Artist Tyrone J. Webb II

Please join us at RE:find's Gallery 724 as we host fine spray paint artist, Tyrone J. Webb II for, "My Wondrous Travels," his first solo show. The show opens with an artist's reception on Third Thursday, May 18, from 5:00-8:00 pm.

From Tyrone, "In the Blink of an eye, distant planets have been seen and remembered by one man. For what purpose he has no idea. However, it has become his mission to ensure they are not forgotten. Is this some sort of test? Perhaps preparation for future explorers? Whisked across the galaxy at random points in time each image is etched into his memory to be chronicled upon his immediate return.

Come along on this amazing journey as each planet is immortalized by our traveler through the use of Spray Paint."


Rigo Peralta Art Studio
1131 Linden Street

Artist, Rigo Peralta will be showcasing new paintings and some small work. 

Roey's Paintbox
21 N 7th St, Suite 102

Third Thursday Merlot and Painting

Join us this Third Thursday for Merlot and Painting Party. Roey will also be exhibiting here beautiful floral paintings.

Marcie will be the painting instructor this evening starting at 6:00 PM. Reserve your spot to create this painting with her. You can paint and enjoy a free, customized wine tasting hosted by The Wine Shop At Home's consultant, Heather H! This evening's event is for all ages but must be 21 or older to receive the tasting. We look forward to you stopping by Roey's Paintbox Studio!

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Studio 740
740 Hamilton Street