Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Lehigh Valley Arts Salon offers a weekly look at the many diverse cultural offerings in the area including interviews with representatives from the regions arts and culture organizations, visiting artists, feature stories and local music.   Listen every Monday night from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast right here on our website.

Bethlehem Food Co-op on The Inside Dish

Aug 14, 2017

Michael Drabenstott explores more of the Lehigh Valley's food and culinary scene on this edition of The Inside Dish with guest Colleen Marsh, board chair of the Bethlehem Food Co-op, which is targeting an opening in the next 12 months.

(Original air-date: 8/7/2017)

Mariam's Restaurant on The Inside Dish

Aug 14, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's exploration of the Lehigh Valley's food and culinary scene continues on this edition of The Inside Dish with guest Ebisa Mulata, who with his wife owns Mariam's, an Ethiopian restaurant along the 7th Street corridor in Allentown.

(Original air-date: 8/7/2017)

Musikfest returns in its 34th year with its opening day on Friday, August 4th. On this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, host Charles James has ArtsQuest Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan in the studio for a preview of what's in store this year.

Charles and Patrick take a 10-day trip through the festival and listen to music from a wide range of artists who are performing this year.  

(Original air-date: 7/31/2017)

Trajectory Heart Project on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2017

Thomas Mann, internationally known artist and native son of Alentown, and Ann Lalik, Penn State Gallery Director & Arts Coordinator, join hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to talk about Mann's magical "Trajectory Heart Project" that has been traveling throughout the Lehigh Valley and been at the heart of workshops, galley shows, and mentoring events in downtown Allentown thanks to Penn State and City Centre. 

(Original air-date: 7/24/2017) 

'Billboard Boys' Director Pat Taggart on LV Arts Salon

Jul 21, 2017
Pat Taggart

Host Neil Hever talks with Pat Taggart, director of the new documentary "Billboard Boys", chronicling the contest of Allentown AM radio station WSAN in 1982.

What started as a short-term publicity stunt to see who could live on a billboard over a busy highway the longest transformed into a nearly year-long international phenomenon. 

(Original air-date: 7/17/2017)

Paxos Restaurant's Christopher Heath on The Inside Dish

Jul 21, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's exploration of the Lehigh Valley's food and culinary scene continues on this edition of The Inside Dish with guest Christopher Heath, executive chef at Paxos Restaurant Group, which includes blue grillhouse , Melt, Torre and Top Cut in the Lehigh Valley and Firepoint Grill in Newtown Square.

(Original air-date: 7/3/2017)

Mushroom Forager Rob Aptaker on The Inside Dish

Jul 20, 2017

Michael Drabenstott's guest on this edition of The Inside Dish is Rob Aptaker, a mushroom forager and cultivar from Allentown.

(Original air-date: 7/3/2017)

Previewing the CIRQUE IT! Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jul 12, 2017

CIRQUE IT! is Bethlehem's newest festival, a joyous 3-day celebration of the many faces of the circus arts, and a creative collaboration between ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre, and the Zoellner Arts Center (July 14-16, 2017). 

Cheryl Haughney and Lisa Baas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the exciting exhibitions and performances that make up Vision/Sound Allentown's '80s Art Scene ReVisited.

(Original air-date: 6/26/17)
 

ArtsQuest

The SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem was recently awarded the Rudy Bruner Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, a prestigious biennial design contest that honors "innovative urban placemaking."

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