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Murals/Art of Bethlehem, PA

Updated: Mar 12

Urban Art Trails of Southside Bethlehem is 2.75 miles of public art pieces.

Bonn Place Brewing Tribute and Lehigh University Tribute by Denton Burrows and Kay Detail

The first is a black and white sketchbook paying homage to Bonn Place Brewing Company by Denton Burrows.

The mural done by Kay Detail, an artist duo from New York, is a tribute to the downtown’s partner in revitalization Lehigh University’s school mascot - The Mountain Hawks.

Located at: 314 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA

Flower Pots

While driving through Bethem you will notice some really beautiful murals on large flower pots throughout the town.

Artists sent messages to Southside Urban Arts Trail with their design and were assigned a flower pot to beautify.

Mural at the Flying V Poutinerie by Kyle Confehr

The Flying V is an authentic Canadian restaurant which started as a food truck owned by matt and Christie Vymazal.

Poutine originated in Quebec in the 1950s as a starchy meal to soak up alcohol after a night of drinking. Poutine consists of french fries with gravy and cheese curds.

Christie, who is from Canada, introduced Matt to poutine after a trip to Canada.

In 2016 Matt and Christie started setting up pop up tents at festivals and then started selling out of a food truck. In March of 2020 they opened their restaurant in Bethlehem which quickly closed due to COVID-19. They reopened in August of 2020.

Flying V commissioned Kyle Confehr for the artwork on the outside and inside of the restaurant. Bits of poutine and local elements can be found in the artwork.

We first saw Kyle’s artwork when we visited the Keith Haring exhibit at Michener Art Museum. We sat for a very long time picking out the designs in Kyle’s artwork.

We have yet to eat at the Flying V but definitely plan on a return trip.

Located at: 201 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Students

The project was done by junior and senior visual arts majors. Each mural features a rose to represent the rose each student received on the first day of school each year.

Located at: 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA

Love by Christopher Colon - Public Piano

Christopher created the design on the word LOVE. A fun celebration of color.

Located at: Fillmore & 3rd Streets, Bethlehem, PA

The Love of Music by Ramiro Davaro-Camos

Ramiro wanted to paint a happy scene of music notes.

Located at: Fillmore & 3rd Streets, Bethlehem, PA

Molten Metal by Ethan Hahn - Bike Rack

A tribute to Ethan’s father, James, who worked at Bethlehem Steel.

Located at: 511 East Third Street, Bethlehem, PA

Southbound by Matt Halm

Created as part of the 2018 Arts Quest’s Southside Arts & Music Festival

Located at: Corner of 3rd and New Streets, Bethlehem

Steelworker by Dripped on the Road

In May of 2017 Dripped on the Road (Denton Barrows, Lauren Asta, Ramiro Davaro-Comas) did a month-long traveling residency where they visited 6 cities and completed 9 murals. The Steelworker mural was inspired by Bethlehem Steel, the present and past and future of Southside.

Located at: Parking lot - 24 West 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA

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