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Address: 25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1238
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+1 610-332-1300

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Love the arts and programs

Great place full of local and abroad artists. They have a main gallery that shows off artist in such a grand manner. Love going often with the kids, or date night and even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
69susan
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place full of local and abroad artists. They have a main gallery that shows off artist in such a grand manner. Love going often with the kids, or date night and even myself. First Friday events are always fun!!

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Thank 69susan
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

An old factory converted into arts and dance studios - love the use of the place! Met with staff who are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly ... great art classes on offer for kids and adults!

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Thank Linda V
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My boyfriends son had a school project that involved going to the banana factory and talking to artists, so we tagged along. So glad we did! This is an amazing space, I'm sure the exhibits are ever-changing but I do believe there's some permanent installations. We had a chance to talk to a number of artists who were more than... More 

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Thank Karlise13
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Banana Factory (a former fruit distributor) is a apace for artists to have studio space, a craft shop, a glass blowing studio and a place to see art shows, take an arts class or enjoy a first Friday. On the First Friday evening of each month, many of the artists are in their studios, you can talk to them... More 

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1 Thank daanddo
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The galleries have very nice, and some Excellent & Sophisticated shows. Artists who have studios there mostly appeal to non-artists; ordinary and non-edgy artwork. First Friday openings are festive and enjoyable.

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Thank Babsartist
Caldwell, New Jersey
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112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We took the 6 hour (3 hours per day) glass blowing and furnace work class. What a great experience. We really learned, doing "hands on" glass making! The instructors were knowledgeable, patient, and helpful, but let you do the work of gathering the glass, blowing, adding color, shaping, etc. It was very satisfying to make two pieces and learn about... More 

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1 Thank LeeCaldwell
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Banana Factory is a great place to view a wide variety of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. Individual studio spaces make up much of the space - it's a great place to spend an afternoon perusing wonderful creative works of art and craft.

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1 Thank Wendy S
Blakeslee
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My daughter attended the week long glass blowing camp for three years in a row. She absolutely loved it! There are many great classes to choose from. This is a great place to enhance your child's artistic interest.

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Thank Maria C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I was here over the last few weeks for a pit orchestra rehearsal for PYT's production of the Wizard of Oz. I didn't get to walk around much due to rehearsals but from just walking around during 5 min breaks, it seems like a fairly big place. Check it out when you get a chance.

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Thank iholland95
Brunswick, Maine
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200 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We went on a weekday. Some artists in their studio, glassblowers doing their thing. Seems like there is enough space for more shows? Would have made it better. Would not go again unless there was some more art shows happening.

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