MOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIFE
ALLENTOWN IS READY FOR SUMMER AND BOOMING WITH ACTIVITY
ARTIST CALLS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
NEW MURAL COMMISSION AT
RB COLLECTION & RIVERSIDE DRIVE, ALLENTOWN PA
The Allentown Arts Commission, in partnership with Materials Conservation of Philadelphia, seeks artist responses via this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission an original, site‐specific work of art. The work of art will be located on the western side façade of the RB Collection at 107 Hamilton Street. The work of art may take the form of mural, low‐relief sculpture or other appropriate forms of art (or a combination of these),and is open to artists with the demonstrated capacity to create a fully‐realized work of art in any of those forms. Allentown and Lehigh Valley‐based artists, female artists and artists of color are encouraged to apply. The public art program is committed to reflecting the diversity of the City of Allentown in our selection process. Complete applications that meet threshold eligibility will be considered.
ARTS OVATION AWARDS
The Annual Arts Ovation Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the Arts.
Since 1989, Allentown has recognized outstanding achievements in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Arts Education, Service to the Arts, Arts Philanthropy, Emerging Artists, and our Allentown High School Seniors.
Our in-person ceremony will resume in 2022! Information to follow.
THE ARTS & ARTISTS
As the agency that champions the arts, we believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the city’s well-being and we strive to integrate the arts into all aspects of city life.
The Allentown Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for innovative arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, enlivening the urban environment, and fostering & enriching arts engagement for all residents.
STUDIOS & more
There are a plethora of different arts and entertainment options in Allentown. Rich in history and culture, you’ll never be short of the choices you’ll find. In Allentown, you can find the Miller Symphony Hall, the Allentown Art Museum, the Nineteenth Street Theater, and more. In addition, Allentown is home of the Allentown Band, which is the oldest civilian band in the United States.