The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
ArtQuest's purpose is to entertain and educate a diverse community and to promote the quality of life, tourism, and economic development in the Lehigh Valley. Each August it presents Musikfest, a ten-day music festival in Bethlehem, featuring a variety of music from noon to 11:00 p.m. at 14 indoor and outdoor stages, which brings over one million visitors to the community. On weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it presents Christkindlmarkt, a family holiday market featuring juried crafts, entertainment, and activities for children. Proceeds from Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt support the arts and cultural programs of the Banana Factory, home to 23 visual artists, gallery, gift shop, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, and the Bethlehem Area VoTech media arts program.