LVACA Press Release

Two Lehigh Valley Arts and Culture Organizations form the Lehigh Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) and Cultural Coalition of Allentown (CCA) are excited to announce the formation of the Lehigh Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance (LVACA) to advocate, support, and build capacity for arts, culture, and the creative economy […]

About Photographer, Marco Calderon—In His Own Words

Posted on September 27, 2011 by lvartscouncil The Inside Lehigh Valley Arts blog will routinely feature member artists of all disciplines.  “In His (or Her) Own Words” posts will provide brief “getting to know you” snapshots. The next step is yours.  I meet people through my camera. I like people, their faces, and the stories they tell […]

Hot Dog! Art for Everyone

Posted on October 11, 2011by lvartscouncil Ready to have a great time? Then come to our fine art auction–unlike any other.  No champagne and caviar here. Just a great hot dog and a cold beer or soda, plus some of the finest art originals and prints for any pocketbook.  The Lehigh Valley Arts Council has teamed up […]

Making the Arts Count

Posted on October 24, 2011 by lvartscouncil The Lehigh Valley region is flush with incredible creative capital, revealed through every kind of artistic expression.  The arts count here and it’s because of people like you who:  Live, work, and play in the Lehigh Valley Care about how creativity impacts this community through its artists, arts administrators, arts patrons, […]

The Arts Create Lasting Holiday Memories

Posted on November 21, 2011 by lvartscouncil It’s hard to imagine celebrating the holidays without the arts. Many traditions and festivities depend on the power of dance, story, and song to express the joy and mystery of the season.  From greeting cards to A Christmas Carol, from The Nutcracker to your favorite ornament, from gift wrapping to Messiah—the arts permeate our lives […]

Conductor Pete Deshler on “My Life in Art”

Posted on December 8, 2011by lvartscouncil Take something you love, tell people about it, bring together people who share your love, and help make it better. Ultimately, you’ll have more of whatever you love for yourself and the world. —Julius Schwartz I believe these words from former DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz sum up why most of us […]

About Photographer Chuck Hamilton–In His Own Words

Posted on December 30, 2011by lvartscouncil  The images [formerly] on display [at the Lehigh Arts Council office] are assemblages, which begin with photographs of commercial mannequins taken from their showcases; these photos are then layered with various and often incongruous backgrounds. The layering process creates an image that transcends the lifeless storefront forms and blurs the line between illusion […]

Putting (Even Undiscovered) Passion to Work…Your Way!

Posted on January 5, 2012by lvartscouncil Lehigh Valley Arts Council board member and author, Dawn Lennon wrote this post for her Business Fitness blog in December 2010. It has an important message about taking action on what moves your heart. To her, that included supporting the Arts Council through donations of time and money. We could use your support […]

Writer Sorina Higgins on “My Life in Art”

Posted on January 26, 2012by lvartscouncil The poet Charles Williams once said that anyone who desires to write about God must desire to write excellently. Of course, somebody who wants to write about God faces all kinds of dilemmas besides the purely technical: the ineffable nature of the divine, for instance, since the metaphysical is by definition […]

Why Arts Research? You Need to Know.

Posted on January 30, 2012by lvartscouncil An Update by Randall Forte, LVAC executive director Throughout  2011, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council gathered data for Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, our fourth economic impact study of the region’s nonprofit arts industry since 1997. (I am pleased to report that 88 cultural nonprofits participated.) Data collection and analysis are […]