MISSION: To educate, inspire and celebrate the visual and performing arts in Nazareth and the Lehigh Valley.
The Nazareth Center for the Arts (NCA), run by the Nazareth Cultural and Arts Commission of the Borough of Nazareth, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable community arts based organization. All donations to the center are tax deductable. We opened our doors to the public in December of 2009 and offered nearly 100 events and meetings in our first year of operation.
Music performances spanning a wide range of genres, art receptions, poetry readings, storytelling, and open mic nights were among the main activities presented. Today, the Center continues to conduct a wide variety of events and offers classes in art and acting.
The Center is ADA compliant and unique in that it features a combination Performance Hall and Art Gallery. Performance seating is limited to 60 creating an intimate, listening venue, ideal for music lovers who appreciate fine musicianship and aren’t interested in competing with the noise typically found at a bar or cafe. The space encourages interaction between the audience and musicians resulting in a memorable experience as songs and the songwriting process are discussed.
We pride ourselves on providing a diversity of styles by talented musical performers in a family friendly environment. Expect to see soloists, duos, ensembles, and bands and hear modern and traditional forms of blues, classical, country, electronic, jazz, folk, new age, rock, and world in both acoustic and electric shows.
The Nazareth Center for the Arts was fortunate enough to be awarded 3 different grants. We would like to thank the following for making it happen: 1st: The Nazareth Economic Development Commission (NEDC), with a special thanks to Lisa Surma Borick, Nazareth Downtown Manager. The NEDC Facade Grant program, which was secured through the Northampton County GrowNORCO grant was the grant that started the whole process. 2nd: The Creative Communities Mini Grant from the PA Council on the Arts was the 2nd grant we secured. Thank you Sarah Merritt for your direction and patience. The 3rd grant was from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s Foundation Main Street LV Grant Program. I would like to thank Jessica O”Donnell and Lori Reinert for helping us close the gap with this 3rd and final grant.
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The Nazareth Center for the Arts mural was designed and painted by local muralist, Matt Halm. Our mural is located on the east side of our building at 30 E. Belvidere Street, Nazareth, PA as part of the 2022 NEDC facade grant program. We believe that this will positively impact Nazareth and promote more public art in town.
Join us on Shop Small Saturday, 11/25 to celebrate our mural anniversary. There will be an Artisan Craft Market in the gallery. We will be participating in the Nazareth Cookie Stroll and have some prizes to give away! 10AM-3PM. Free Parking in town.
The Nazareth Center for the Arts
offers our various rooms to be
used for classes, groups, meetings
and gatherings for a rental fee.
The Nazareth Center for the Arts
is supported by volunteers that
make a tangible difference to bringing
the arts to our community.
On behalf of our Board Members, we thank you for your support and look forward to your visiting!
Jenny Swanker – President | Rebecca Pieper – Vice President | Jeff Lerch – Treasurer | Carl Zebrowski – Secretary
Liam Dague | Glenn Kratzer | Lauren Shaver | Robert Willever | Amanda Polkowski | Ashlee Deutsch