A Twofer From
Blast Furnace Blues
October 6 – 12, 2012
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Photographs by Joseph A. Rosen and Mark Goodman
Founded in 1984, ArtsQuest is a Bethlehem, PA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences for residents of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania and beyond. For nearly three decades, ArtsQuest has presented festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment.
In 2011 ArtsQuest, along with the City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and several other public and private partners, launched SteelStacks, a dynamic arts and cultural campus that’s bringing new life to the city’s former Bethlehem Steel plant, which closed in 1995. Once one of the largest Brownfields in the U.S., the plant is now a popular destination for music, art, community events and more. For the residents of the local community, the campus also plays an important role by providing programs and services that benefit those members of the community who are underserved.
One of those events is the Blast Furnace Blues Festival, held each September. What a way to end the summer! Enjoy three days of scorchin’ blues music as SteelStacks welcomes some of the finest contemporary and traditional blues artists from around the region and throughout the nation.
Two of our great photographers attended this year’s Blast Furnace and together they have put together photo galleries for your enjoyment. Thanks to Joseph A. Rosen and Mark Goodman for these great photographs.
As always, our photographers share their work with you for your enjoyment. If you wish to use them for any other purpose, please contact the photographers or our offices.
Joseph A. Rosen
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