JazzFest + The Allentown Art Museum = JazzFest @ The Art Museum

The 2017 edition of the Allentown JazzFest will feature some very interesting collaborations in the arts. On Saturday, May 6th, JazzFest and the Allentown Art Museum will co-present a series of musical and spoken word performances that will span a wide range of interests and ideas in the performing and visual arts.

“Obviously, we’re thrilled to work with the Allentown Art Museum on a full day of programming during JazzFest 2017,” said Bryan Tuk, Executive Director and CEO of Performing Arts Live, Inc.  “This is our third season now in 2017, and the range of programming that JazzFest will offer in conjunction with the Museum is expanding to include thought leadership, ideas, and discussions.  The Art Museum immediately recognized the importance of that expansion. The collaboration between the two organizations makes a lot of sense.”

David Mickenberg, Priscilla Payne Hurd President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum, said, “During the past several years the Museum has been expanding the media and format in which programing and community engagement activities are occurring. Partnering with JazzFest in an expansion of programing and offering the community additional extraordinary opportunities to engage the arts is exciting.”

The 2017 Allentown JazzFest will run from May 3 through May 7th, 2017 throughout downtown Allentown. The complete schedule can be viewed at http://allentownjazzfest.org.

Performing Arts Live! Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that produces the Allentown JazzFest and the Allentown FilmFest. For more information, please visit http://allentownjazzfest.org or email bryan@palive.org.

The Allentown Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that participates in the cultural, educational, and economic life of the Lehigh Valley. Defined by a unique combination of tradition and innovation, our collections, educational partnerships, collaborative and community based programs, and exhibitions are dedicated to inspiring the broadest possible public engagement, access, and service.  For more information please visit AllentownArtMuseum.org. 

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JazzFest Creative Director Zach Hartzell capturing video of Allentown Art Museum President and CEO David Mickenberg for JazzFest 2017 materials. 

JazzFest Creative Director Zach Hartzell capturing video of Allentown Art Museum President and CEO David Mickenberg for JazzFest 2017 materials. 

Zachary Hartzell

Easton, PA, 18042