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The West Park Civic Association’s Art-in-the-Park returns to Allentown’s beautiful,
sylvan West Park. The show will feature original works of fine art and
crafts by 70+ artists from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding states. Please join
us for a delightful day and display your talent at this perennially-popular
event. The park is a treasure of Allentown’s historic West End and there is
always a good turnout of exhibitors and buyers. Free exhibition space will be
given to six high school students and six college students. The show will be organized
by a committee of volunteers chaired by art consultant/independent
scholar Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander. With the goal of raising the quality
and enhancing the appeal of the event, applicants will be vetted by Dr. Margo
Hobbs, Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department, Muhlenberg College;
Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander; and Santa Bannon-Shillea, owner of
Santa Bannon/Fine Art gallery, Bethlehem, PA. Artist demonstrations in various
mediums will be offered throughout the day. Cash prizes will be offered in a
range of categories, with the winners selected by Lisa Tremper Hanover, retired
Executive Director & CEO of the James Michener Art Museum and Michiko
Okaya, Director, Lafayette College Art Galleries & Collections Curator. Live
performances will be provided throughout the day in the beautiful band shell.
Food and drink will be available from a range of vendors. Join us in West Park
for a celebration of the expressive arts!  Please click on the links below for application information and instructions.

      Adult Application                       Student Application

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Historic House Tour
11:00 AM11:00

Historic House Tour

Come tour some of our neighborhood's beautiful historic homes.  As noted recently by US News & World Report, " Homes around West Park ooze Colonial Revival and Queen Anne charm."  More information to follow.

Contact: Tom Yuracka, President, WPCA 610-737-7132 or watch this website.



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Annual Tree Lighting in the Park
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Tree Lighting in the Park

 6:00pm to 7:00pm make edible ornaments for our West Park furry and feathered friends at the Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St. 

7:00pm to 8:00pm   Music, Tree LIghting, Beverage & cookies. Park is located between Linden & Turner Streets and 15th & West Streets.  More information to follow.

Everyone is welcome and it's FREE!!

Contact:  Tom Yurcka, President, WPCA 610-737-7132 or check this website.


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 Members Only Progressive/Pot Luck Dinner
5:30 PM17:30

Members Only Progressive/Pot Luck Dinner

Cocktails/Hors d'oeuvres from 5:30  to 6:45 at the home of John & Pat Ziegler, 124 N 15th Street.  Dinner/Dessert from 7:00 to 9:00 at the home of Michael Sherer, 1509 W. Linden Street. Dancing and Entertainment to follow dinner.

To RSVP and to coordinate your covered dish contact Merrily Starkey 610-351-0174 or

A donation of $10 per person will be collected at the door. 


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Cocktails in the Sky
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails in the Sky

The Livingston Roof Top
1411 Hamilton Street
Friday, September 30
6:00 to 8:00
To Promote the West Park Neighborhood and Local Businesses
Cocktails, Hor D’Oeuvres,
Live music with Andrew Mark Schaeffer,
A Silent Auction featuring local restaurants & services,
 a night at the Renaissance, hockey tickets,  and more.
 Tickets are sold out.
 This will be an elegant and fun evening not to be missed.
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Dinner & a Movie - Spectre
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & a Movie - Spectre

Bring your own picnic dinner & beverage to enjoy with family and friends while enjoying a concert by the Pioneer Band.  Reserve seating at one of the tables complete with flowers and tablecloths by calling Peggy at 610-434-0657.  STRUT Catering Company (2 meatball sliders with a side of pasta salad-$7; assorted beverages also available) and Kona Ice food vendors will also be available to purchase food items. Then sit back and enjoy the movie, Spectre(PG-13)!! Movie begins around 8:15PM. 

The West Park Civic Association will be collecting donations of art, craft, and sewing supplies (yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, fabric, thread, drawing paper, canvases, watercolors, paintbrushes, colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc…) for the new Refugee Community Center at The Episcopal Church of the Mediator.  Thank you!



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34th Annual House Tour

34th Annual House Tour

Sunday, June 19, 2016

11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.


Advance tickets are no longer available.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour in front of the Church of the Mediator on the corner of Turner and West Streets.


West Park Civic Association to Host 34th Annual House Tour June 19th from 11:00 to 4:00

Join us for a beautiful day in the West Park Historic neighborhood. Enjoy fine examples of architecture ranging from early 20th century American Craftsman style to a French Empire Revival style. Your ticket grants you access to thirteen unique locations. Experience the recently restored LVHN Edward Harvey Memorial College for Nurses building at 1628 Chew Street, a shining example of sensitive restoration and adaptive reuse. Wander through homes with beautifully carved woodwork, stained glass, and unique irreplaceable architectural features. Journey through a pre-restoration project of an Arts and Craft home for its debut on the West Park Historic House Tour. Live music will be provided at various locations along the tour.


The Queen Anne style Clauss mansion (1509 Linden), featuring a recently renovated designer kitchen, vintage style powder room, and spa bath with steam shower, is a true architectural gem bordering Allentown’s West Park. Visit the Shingle style home of Mar Haeussler and John Clarry, the former Society of the Arts Show House. Cross Millionaire’s Row and experience the 1908 French Empire Revival style home, built by John Taylor, owner of the Globe Dry Goods Store. Marvel at the beautiful decorative plaster relief attributed to Herman Merkel, who was a commercial artist and expert in ornamental plaster. This home is an ongoing restoration project by Jaindl Properties. Enjoy a brief talk on Millionaire’s Row by local historian, Frank Whelan to be held at 1:00 pm at the John Taylor House.

Continue downtown to learn more about the rich and varied architectural history of Allentown. Vintage trolleys will transport you from Church of the Mediator on 1620 Turner Street to several historic downtown locations. Continue your tour at Trout Hall, built in the Georgian style, Allentown’s oldest surviving home. There you will find docents in period costumes to transport you to the late 18th Century. Visit a charming mid-19th Century townhome retaining most of its original features. Enjoy a tour of Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, home to the 112- year-old Lehigh County Historical Society. Restroom facilities and light refreshments will be available at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $15 at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner Street. Advance tickets are available for $12 and may be purchased online or at the following locations: Albrights Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, Phoebe Floral, Walter’s Pharmacy, Hummus House, BoutiqueToGo, and Re:find. Tickets will also be available at Art-In-The-Park on June 18th. Free off street parking is available at Masonic Temple, 16th and Linden Streets and at 1425 Hamilton Street (rear of John Taylor House). This year’s tour, hosted by West Park Civic Association, is sponsored by Jaindl Properties, City Center Lehigh Valley, and BB&T. Please wear soft soled shoes, no heels that may damage floors.

Interested in helping support the West Park Civic Association and its Annual House Tour? Here is how you can help:

Volunteer to be a docent.

2 shifts available: 11 to 1:30 or 1:30 to 4. It’s free and you get to meet a great bunch of people!

Be a Patron!

$25 Silver, $50 Gold or $100 Platinum donation gets your name listed in the Patron section of the tour booklet.


1/3 page black & white ad (business card) is $60. Full color is $75.
1/2 page black & white ad (4.25” x 5.5”) is $75. Full color is $115.
Full page black & white ad (8.5” x 5.5”) is $125. Full color is $165.

Ad pricing above is for camera ready ad in .jpg, .png, or vector format files. PDF files will also work. There will be a modest charge if an ad must be created for you. Deadline for advertisers is May 20.

To place an ad, email Bob Berner at, or call 610 762-5061.

To be a patron or volunteer, email WPCA at or call Tom Yuracka at 610 737-7132.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

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Art in the Park Award Winners

Saturday, June18, 2016

 Congratulations to the 2016 winners!!!

  Watercolor: 1st Karen Benco, Allentown, PA; 2nd Lee Baldwin, Allentown, PA; 3rd Karen Dyche, Bethlehem, PA; HM Andy Smith, Lititz, PA Photography: 1st Bill Cooperman, Allentown, PA; 2nd Pamela Eden, Columbia, NJ; 3rd James Villaume, Allentown, PA; HM Carol Stephens, Center Valley, PAGraphics: 1st Jordan Koch, Glendele, CA; 2nd Richie Pacheco, Allentown, PA; 3rd Valerie Martz, Kintnersville, PA; HM Leah Joseph, Allentown, PAOils& Acrylics: 1st Claudia McGill, Wyncote, PA; 2nd Carol Perlowski, Easton, PA; 3rd Joseph Kwaw, Allentown, PA; HM Joy Barnes, Allentown,PA 3-D: 1st Svetlana Howells, Allentown, PA; 2nd Karen Kane, Easton, PA; 3rd Robert Jenkinson, Bethlehem, PA; HM Jon Harrington, Bethlehem, PA Pastels: 1st Ron Mansley, Quakertown, PA; 2nd Audrey Altemose, Saylorsburg, PA Student Artists: 1st Derek Reynoso, Allentown, PA; 2nd Katie Lutterschmidt, Whitehall, PA; 3rd Kira Butz, Allentown, PA; HM James Heckenberger III, Mertztown, PA.

for more information call (610) 434-0657

Student Artist's Application
Artist Application
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