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    Get to Know Society of the Arts (SOTA)

    SOTA is a talented, engaged, hardworking, multigenerational, multicultural group supporting each other and the arts community in the Lehigh Valley since 1964.

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    Venture X: Where Your Work Is Your Art

    VENTURE X provides world-class office space, amenities, and services that have been meticulously designed for your wellness and productivity…right here in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business, or global company with a local presence, Venture X delivers speed, quality, and flexibility with all-inclusive pricing. Venture in, grab a coffee with Terry, and take that tour.

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    Living Proof Pictures

    In the last five years alone, Living Proof Pictures has produced three features, 10 shorts, and a 10-episode limited series involving hundreds of collaborators and local businesses. The films have traveled across the country and all over the world, developing a local and global fan base through inclusion at dozens of International Film Festivals. Festivals that have recognized Living Proof Pictures with 25 awards and over 30 additional nominations, including two wins and six nominations for founder Brandon C. Lay’s direction and eight wins and 11 nominations for performances from the Regular Players.

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    Michael Lebson: Similar But Different

    “My mother, Marianne Lebson, my most important artistic influence, passed away earlier this year." In a world where hardship and conflict affect everyone on both a global and individual scale, Lebson’s mother instilled in him the recognition of how important every individual is, how unfairly many are treated based on skin color or personal identity, how many are motherless, fatherless, or without a family at all, and how others deserve assistance whether they ask for it or not.

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    Giving Back: Elise Schaffer, Art is for Everyone

    Artist, musician, blogger and disability advocate, Elise Schaffer gives back in a big way. At the age of eight, Schaffer began playing the violin, kicking off a life-long love affair with the arts. The list of Elise’s volunteer work in the arts includes some familiar Lehigh Valley places like: El Sistema Lehigh Valley, Godfrey Daniels, JuxtaHub Creative Entrepreneurs + IDEAS Committee, as well as the ever-growing Lehigh Valley Arts Podcast.

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    The Power of Art

    Art is, and has always been, our universal language. Art doesn’t show people what to do, yet engaging with a great piece of art can connect with the senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. This feeling can spur thoughts, further creativity, and elicit change. And that is exactly what’s been happening in the Lehigh Valley.

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    Get to Know the Lehigh Art Alliance

    Founded in 1935 by Professor Garth Howland of Lehigh University, the LAA continues as an organization for amateur and professional artists in the Lehigh Valley. It stands as a cultural and educational entity for the community. Their mission is to support local artists with exhibition opportunities, enhancing the Lehigh Valley’s thriving art community.

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    An Artistic Collaboration

    The story of a cover: What began as one artist's idea of lending his work to collaboration ended in something quite remarkable. Calls were made, and these four Allentonians got to work.

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    Art is Everywhere.

    The SouthSide Arts District, an initiative of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, is committed to creating an economically thriving South Bethlehem Business District. For more information about our merchants, events, and opportunities, please visit southsideartsdistrict.com

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    Fig Authentic: Tyrone Webb

    Leading the way through innovation.

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    Allentown Art Museum

    The Allentown Art Museum is going big this fall, expanding their popular Cocktails & Collecting mixer, hosting a major exhibition of wondrous washi and celebrating the return of their world-renowned Rembrandt painting, which is, uh, yeah, kind of a big deal in itself.

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    Curated By Community

    Design teaches us not to make assumptions

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