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NJM Insurance Familienplatz

NJM Insurance Familienplatz is the best place to relax in the shade with friends and family, and let your creativity run free with the Banana Factory Arts Center! The Crayola Creativity Tent is the destination for younger ‘festers to get crafty with cool activities and embark on a treasure hunt, while daily Community Art projects, artist demos and interactive activities will engage festival-goers of all ages! Plus, the addition of tuition-based workshops for adults on select evenings means kids aren’t the only ones walking away with an amazing work of art for their homes.

Crayola Creativity Tent Hours

Aug. 5, 5-9 PM
Aug. 6-14, 12-9 PM

Visit the Creativity Tent to make a craft and enjoy some shade. Return every day of Musikfest to try a new project! Grab a Musikfest scavenger hunt for on-the-go activities for families. Add to a Community Art Project inspired by this year's Musikfest poster, painted by Bart Cooper. Visit throughout the week for artist demos, mini workshops, and more.

Storytime with Bethlehem Area Public Library

August 8-12, 2:30-4 PM
Crayola Creativity Tent, NJM Insurance Familienplatz
ArtsQuest and the Bethlehem Area Public Library are presenting a fun and interactive family story time Monday through Friday of Musikfest.

Music for all ages with Miss Hilari

August 5, 5-6:30 PM | August 6-7, 12:30-2:30 PM
Crayola Creativity Tent, NJM Insurance Familienplatz

Magic!

with magicians Bruce Ward, Joe Keppel and Tom Yurasits

August 8-12, 5-6 PM | August 13-14, 2-3:30 PM
Crayola Creativity Tent, NJM Insurance Familienplatz

At the Banana Factory Arts Center (25 W. 3d St.):

Queering Care Exhibition, curated by Rei Ukon. QUEERING CARE features the work of artists within the LGBTQ community who’s work explores how queer communities have, and continue to, expand, reframe, and redefine what it means to care for one another – as a form of affection, strategy for survival, and beyond.

The Resident Artist Annual Exhibition. This exhibition features select work from current Banana Factory Resident Artists.

Block Party Mural by artist Symone Salib 

At the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks:

Bart Cooper Purple Series Exhibition. Featuring select work from Musikfest Poster artist’s Purple Series, where each piece is inspired by an artist, symbol, or leader in his or her own right. The recurring theme among those selected are defined by their unique persona especially in that each exudes a deeper understanding and harmony within his or herself. Also featured is the original painting for the 2022 Musikfest Poster art.

ArtsQuest Glass Studio Tent

Air Products Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteeStacks

Visit the ArtsQuest Glass Studio Tent to participate in Hot Glass Experiences (pre-registration online required), watch live artist demos and find unique handmade glass items for purchase from local artists.

Glass Studio hours:
Weekdays: 4-8 p.m. Hot Glass Experiences (online registration required)
8-10 p.m. Musikfest Mug "Blown Away style" competition
4-10 p.m. retail sales open

Weekends: 12-8 p.m. Hot Glass Experiences (online registration required)
8-10 p.m. - Musikfest Mug "Blown Away style" competition
12-10 p.m. retail sales open

Hot Glass Experience

Weekdays: 4-8 p.m. | Weekends: Noon-8 p.m.
Hot Glass Tent, Air Products Americaplatz | $65 + ticketing fees

Register

With the guidance of one of our artists, you’ll work one-on one to create your own Mushroom or Dicroic Orb. Each session takes 20 minutes. Ages 6 and up are welcome. No experience necessary. Please be aware that all pieces made from molten glass need time to cool down. Note that this experience takes place in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio tent at Musikfest. Participants will need to return another day to pick up their work or arrange for their pieces to be shipped for an extra charge.

Sign up online in advance to secure a hot glass experience at bananafactory.org.

Note: Glass pieces need to cool overnight. Pieces can be picked up another day during the festival, or can be shipped for an additional fee.