On Thursday night, Bethlehem’s historic district was taken over by art and community, courtesy of a joint effort between Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and Lehigh Valley Underground.
Taking place inside of the Single Sisters House (50 W. Church St.) was “Songs for Sisters,” a one-night-only, pop-up coffeehouse in Historic Bethlehem’s “Single Sisters Series” of dedicated women’s programming.
The evening featured a zine exhibition, curated by Lauren Beauchner and presented in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Zine Fest, an earth mandala photography exhibition from Moriah Mylod, hot and cold brew refreshments from Electric City Roasting Co., and three musical performers — Valley newcomer Tara Walsh, Discover Lehigh Valley Discover New Artist winner Julia Sommer, and 13-time 2016 Lehigh Valley Music Awards nominee Chelsea Lyn Meyer.
This was an evening during which everything seemed to resonate with the audience in one way or another. The musicians of the evening had a captive audience throughout the event, while the visual artists added a unique element to the atmosphere inside of the Single Sisters House — and it was all tied together by some downright delicious, responsibly-sourced coffee.
Here are our shots from this dynamic celebration of community. Enjoy!