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A secret gem at ArtsQuest

- Last modified: April 25, 2016 at 9:38 AM

While the ArtsQuest campus in Bethlehem is most widely known for its music programming and festivals, its secret gem is the “Peas & Q's” programming that's offered every Saturday morning.

It’s a free hour of kids programming targeted at kids ages 3-8 that has become a “wonderful little program” that attracts anywhere from 80 to 200 kids every weekend with their parents and grandparents to learn about the arts and culture in the city.

“They get exposed to the arts at a very young age and we’ve become part of these family’s every Saturday routine,” Kassie Hilgert said, who is president and CEO of ArtsQuest. “They can rely on bringing their kids down here for something that’s very high quality in a very cool space.”

She also noted that the cinemas are a quietly kept secret at the SteelStacks. She said that people can go there, get something to eat at the Mike and Ike’s Bistro, grab a cocktail and take it into the stadium-theater-seated theaters to watch a film.

“It’s a very cool environment with the latest technology,” she said.

These are just some of the programs and services provided the organization, and in the years to come a lot more programming will be added.

To stay current on all of ArtsQuest’s programming, visit www.artsquest.org

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