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.

This week, regular host Kate Scuffle moves over to a guest microphone in her role as producer of Selkie Theatre. She will be joined by Celeste Walker, playwright and actor, to talk with host Bill Dautremont-Smith about Selkie Theatre's presentation of Walker's solo performance "Colette Reloaded", happening at Bethlehem's Ice House on April 21 and 22, 2017.

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Josh Palmer, owner of the restaurants Sette Luna and Maxim's 22 in Easton.

(Original air-date: 4/3/17)

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Danielle Konya, owner of Vegan Treats, a vegan bakery in Bethlehem.
 

(Original air-date: 4/3/17)

John Dodds welcomes John Ernesto, general manager of the annual Berks Jazz Fest, to preview the 2017 festival beginning March 31st. 

The Open World Animation Fest on LV Arts Salon

Mar 16, 2017

The Alternative Gallery, located in Allentown's Cigar Factory art space, plays host this month to the Open World Animation Fest, back for its second year and growing fast, featuring over 100 animators and hundreds of films from around the world from March 23-26.  

 Brandon Wunder (Director, Alternative Gallery and Open World Animation Fest) joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to tell us more about the films, the screenings, the exhibits and the excitement.   (Original air-date: 3/13/17)

Chocodiem and The Taza Stop on The Inside Dish

Mar 7, 2017

On this edition of The Inside Dish on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, host Michael Drabenstott speaks with two vendors from the Easton Public Market in honor of its one year anniversary in April 2017- Jean Paul Hepp of Chocodiem as well as Tim and Hala Bonner of The Taza Stop (and The Taza Truck). 

 (Original air-date: 3/6/17)

Lauren Beck, Operations Manager of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, joins hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to discuss the myriad ways that the LVAC supports and grows the arts in our region.  

 They discuss the upcoming "Young At Art" event showcasing arts classes, camps and opportunities for young people, to PPA funding, the Arts & Access program, advocacy, arts services and publications, and artist showcases.  (Original air-date: 2/27/17)

"Women's March: 16 Photographers" on LV Arts Salon

Feb 24, 2017

"Women's March: 16 Photographers" is the new exhibit that opened at artist/gallery owner Ann Schlegel's Studio 740 during downtown Allentown's recent Third Thursday downtown arts event.  

Ann joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about Studio 740 and this topical new exhibit, while artist/curator Deborah Rabinsky fills us in on the exciting, evolving Third Thursdays and the downtown Allentown art scene.

(Original air-date: 2/20/17)

Lehigh Valley Beer Week (Pt. 1) on LV Arts Salon

Feb 14, 2017

This week's topic is the art of brewing, as will be on show at the fifth Lehigh Valley Beer Week, starting this coming Saturday, Feb. 18.

Host Michael Drabenstott speaks to a local organic farmer and downtown diner owner who share their perspectives on the Lehigh Valley’s diverse and expanding food scene on “The Inside Dish.”  

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