September 10-16 is National Arts in Education Week

 ArtsQuest is Supporting Arts in Education throughout the Lehigh Valley all week long!

Bethlehem, PA, September 11, 2023 – ArtsQuest strives to create abundant opportunities for art in education and as we celebrate National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 10-16, we want to share our outreach, from being present in local schools to community events and more.

ArtsQuest’s Education & Outreach programs and ArtsQuest Teaching Artists will be facilitating art demos at the following events:

  • William Penn Elementary School – Open House
  • Broughal Middle School – Open House
  • BOYD Block Party – Sept. 10
  • NCC Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Barrio Stage, Touchstone Theater – Sept. 16
  • Fountain Hill Elementary School – Back to School Block Party
  • Raub Middle School – Resource Night
  • Harrison Morton Middle School – Open House & Mural Unveiling (PCA Artist Residency)
  • Donegan Elementary School – Open House
  • Apple Days – Sept. 16 & 17
  • BASD Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Broughal Middle School

ArtsQuest’s Educational Teams also work in partnership with the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) to share educational opportunities (or resources) such as the BASD Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Fiesta de la Herencia Hispana) at Broughal Middle School on Sept. 28 from 5-8 p.m. During this event, we will be hosting an informational table and an art-making table facilitated by one of our Teaching Artists. This celebration will also have music, food, activities and much more!

“Each year ArtsQuest offers hundreds of free arts education programs to over 5,000 youth in our community. Students in grades K-12 participate in residencies with world-renowned artists, masterclasses with performers, poetry and writing workshops, healing arts programs and even have the opportunity to book bands at Musikfest,” Lisa Harms, Senior Director of Visual Arts and Education at ArtsQuest said. “ArtsQuest is uniquely positioned to provide students with meaningful experiences with the thousands of artists and performers who work with us each year. Our hope is that through these experiences, students will be inspired to be actively involved in the arts in their community and will see the value of creative expression in all its forms.”

Additionally, the Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund will be celebrating the value of the arts in education through a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3-4 p.m., EST. This free webinar is part of our “Year-Round Arts Advocacy” educational opportunities to learn about federal, state and local arts education policies. Register for the webinar here!

About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, of which over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.