ArtsQuest is a partner with the City of Bethlehem for arts, culture, tourism and economic development. Since its founding in 1984, ArtsQuest has worked with the City to focus on the needs of the City to offer residents and guests robust arts and culture programming.
Located 75 miles west of New York City and 65 miles north of Philadelphia, Bethlehem is a center of education, high tech manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, engineering for metals, cement and mining, health care and digital technology. Bethlehem serves the surrounding region of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey as a cultural center, while attracting over 10,000,000 visitors annually. Bethlehem's population is 76,000 (its highest ever) and is a part of the Lehigh Valley region (680,000), which is the fastest growing region in Pennsylvania. Bethlehem's cultural resources serve residents within a 40 mile radius which includes over 2,700,000 people. Bethlehem's fastest growing population segment is people ages 18-34!