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The Banana Factory

25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1238
+1 610-332-1300
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Don't Go On a Sunday....

We visited on Father's Day. I wish I had known that the factory would be basically closed. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zuzanecka
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Hazlet, New Jersey
Fantastic experiences

One of our favorite places for 1st Friday. Great galleries and demonstrations. I was here doing a... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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  • Poor3%
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“glass blowing” (6 reviews)
“artists” (15 reviews)
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25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1238
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+1 610-332-1300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Father's Day. I wish I had known that the factory would be basically closed. The layout is kind of like a school where every artist has their own room. While we could see into the studios, art, pottery, glass blowing, etc.... unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places for 1st Friday. Great galleries and demonstrations. I was here doing a photo shoot in the glass blowing studio and it was amazing. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to stroll around. There are interesting art exhibits, artist studios, glass blowing, dance classes, etc. What a neat place. Don't miss the bus stop shelter out in front!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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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!

1  Thank Linda V
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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....More

1  Thank Karlise13
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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...More

2  Thank daanddo
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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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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,...More

1  Thank LeeCaldwell
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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.

1  Thank Wendy S
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