Community Art News

Parkland Art League's 2019 All-Member Show & Sale

December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Laura's Custom Framing and Fine Art, 1328 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049

Reception, December 6th, 6 pm to 8 pm

The Emmaus Snowblast Winter Arts Festival

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 12 noon to 5:00 pm - Emmaus Triangle Park and Downtown Emmaus

This event will feature local artist demonstrations, a community art project, a photography contest, and food and drink specials at restaurants.

Live music and family activities will take place all day in Triangle Park.

PAL artist doing live demos will include: Richard Farmer, Margie Kavchock, Kathleen Amore Smith, Jill Stanley and Glenn Steiner.

See website for details.

Free Workshops at the Emmaus Public Library Art@EPL

11 East Main Street, Emmaus

The Emmaus Public Library is partnering with the Lehigh Art Alliance to bring art to the community.

A series of workshops, lectures and exhibits will be held at the library in 2020. January's program features pastel artist Marianne Knipe, with a drop-in lecture on January 11th and workshops on January 13th and 20th. Sign up for workshops by phoning Lauri at (610) 965-9284, ext 210, or by email to, or in person at the library front desk. For more details visit

Activities at the Art is Inn

9868 Weiss Road, Breinigsville, PA

Open Studio

Fridays 1:00 to 4:00 PM (Sign up on website) Other times by appointment

Plein Aire (Fall) / Potrait Drawing (Winter)

Tuesdays 9:30 to 12:30, starting January 7, 2020 (sign up on website)

Portrait sessions will be offered on Tuesdays at the Art is Inn, starting in January 2020. Models are non-professional volunteers and clothed. Poses will start with quick sketch and then 5 minutes then progressing to same 20 minute pose with 5 minute breaks for the remainder of session. Fee $3 collected will be shared with the model. If you are interested in being a model for these sessions please contact Deb Haaf through the Art is Inn website.

Artists looking for a place to hold a workshop or have an exhibition of their work, call Deb Haaf at (610) 533-5345 or email

For workshop details, visit

Pastel Workshop

with Jacqueline Meyerson, PSA

Beginners welcome. Come have fun!

Six two hour classes for $110. Held at Hobby Lobby in Easton.

For more info call (610)336-0589 or visit

Pastel Classes at the Banana Factory

Taught by Marianne Knipe. Intro and Intermediate Pastel Painting.

Check the Banana Factory website for further information and registration.

Faith Watercolor Painters Group

of Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. 2nd Street, Emmaus, PA (Cherokee and 2nd Street)

Contact Richard Farmer for upcoming sessions at: (610) 967-4401 or

This class is open to all water media, pencil or pastel. (The church does not allow use of solvents)

gallery 840

840 Hamilton Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18101

Hours: Wednesday 11-2:30, Thursday 11-5:30, Friday 11-2:30, Saturday 10-3

Bright & Beautiful January 16 to March 28, 2020

Artist Reception: January 28, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Art that colors your world Joy Barnes, Laura Brady, Brenda Gadow, Mandy Martin, Connie Peters and Wendy Stoudt

Spring Collection - March - May. Various local artists including Marianne Knipe and Joseph Skrapits