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Address: 25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1238
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Fantastic experiences

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.

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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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.

Thank All_Points_Images
new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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!

Thank schmutaki
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!!

Thank 69susan
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank Linda V
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank Karlise13
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank daanddo
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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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.

Thank Babsartist
Caldwell, New Jersey
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115 reviews
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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, adding color, shaping, etc. It was very satisfying to make two pieces and learn about... More 

1 Thank LeeCaldwell
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank Maria C

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