june, 2018

24junalldayalldayMake Your Mark, Allentown! On Free Fun Sunday!


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Art, photography and sports! Make your mark, Allentown (and Bethlehem, and Easton, and everyone!), by joining us this summer Sunday for a fun, family friendly day of giving back, along with activities to celebrate making a lasting impact on our community. In honor of the exhibition Who Shot Sports, stop by the Art Museum and Arts Park for art making, food, music and more. Work with the Museum staff, educators, volunteers and local artists from Lafayette Colleges Experimental Printmaking Institute and make your own art print! Meet special guest Lehigh Valley native Steelhawks Player Dante Holmes, and more!

Admission to the special exhibition Who Shot Sports is free to everyone today.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
eer at the 6th Street Shelter

Help make your mark in your community by rolling up your selves and volunteering in your community! For the second straight year, Museum staff and a group of volunteers will be spending time helping out as volunteers at the 6th Street Shelter in downtown Allentown.

Noon–4 p.m.
Make Your Mark, Allentown! Summer Festival

Inside the Museum and outside in Arts Park. Free!

Noon: in front of Museum on North 5th Street
DWA (Drummers with Attitude) Street Drumline Performance

Led and created by Kevin Travers, Drummers with Attitude (DWA) is a diverse group of drummers and dancers that includes students from Bristol Township middle and high schools. The dynamic percussion group has been performing since 2000 throughout the Philadelphia area for the Philadelphia 76ers, Soul, Flyers and Phantoms as well as at community events such as WXPN’s All about the Music Festival and Bucks County Community Colleges Lead On Conference.



Noon–3 p.m.
LV Phantoms Mascot and Street Team: in front of Museum on North 5th Street

meLVin is thought to be the last remaining PuckNosed Pladottle, a funloving species that was common in the Lehigh Valley long ago. After being rescued from the Dime Bank Building Vault on the site of the PPL Center, meLVin journied across the valley to find his heart, courage and brain. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms decided to give him a home as their mascot. Popcorn is meLVin’s favorite treat. He loves to chow down while watching Phantoms Hockey games. Don’t offer this guy chocolate bars; he can’t stand the taste. And penguins are his least favorite flightless birds by far. So, come on out and meet meLVin and be sure to bring him a bag of popcorn!

Noon–4 p-.m.
a in Arts Park with Easton Yoga: in Arts Park

We begin with gentle stretching to help unwind the body before we begin the mediation to help clear the mind. Free

Noon–4 p.m.
Crayola Classroom

Make artworks that focus on movement and action this month as we celebrate the opening of Who Shot Sports.

Noon & 2 p.m.
Guided tours of Who Shot Sports

Noon–2 p.m.
Teen Photography Workshop

Teens will learn from a local photographer about the principles of photography and develop their own unique photographic perspective. On hand to assist with the day’s activities is Lehigh Valley Steelhawks player Dante Holmes!


Lehigh Valley Steelhawks player Dante Holmes

1 p.m.
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

This documentary tells the story of Kenya’s grassroots Green Belt Movement that encouraged rural women and families to plant trees. Wangari Maathai, the movement’s founder, was the first environmentalist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Maathai discovered her life’s work by reconnecting with the rural women with whom she had grown up.

2 p.m.
Guided tour of Who Shot Sports

No reservation is needed to join this guided tour of our special summer exhibition, which is free for members or with exhibition admission.

Make Your Mark, Allentown! is part of the Museums HeARThstone Project and is supported by the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust.

The HeARTHstone Project is rooted in the belief that art can and does change lives.


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