Arts & Culture Programs

The Fine Art Galleries

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center hosts art exhibits that celebrate LGBT artists and LGBT-themed art. Exhibits are professionally curated by Deborah Rabinsky and each exhibit includes an artist reception and artist talk. The Fine Art Galleries are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1-6pm, and anytime there is a program at the Center.

The current exhibit is works by WPA artist Hubert Davis represented by local LGBT artist and collector, Ronald De Long. This exhibit is presented in partnership with Penn State Lehigh Valley and Civic Theatre of Allentown. 

To see the current exhibits outside of our regular hours, call us at 610-347-9988 to make an appointment. 

To learn about exhibiting opportunities with upcoming group shows, check out the call for artists.

Upcoming exhibits include:

May 16-June 26 - Hubert Davis: Foreign Lands (reception is on May 18 from 6-8pm)

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June 28-July 30 - Warrior of Hope & I Still Remember by Vladimir Rios & Lester Blum (reception is July 20 from 6-8pm)

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August 1-September 5 - Goddesses: Works by Andi Grunberg and Ana Hamilton (reception is August 17 from 6-8pm)

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October 12-November 12 - Tightrope: Walk The Line by Craig Matis (reception is October 13 from 6-8pm)

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 The LGBT Library

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The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center features more than 2,000 books, CDs and DVDs celebrating LGBT literature, history, community, and culture! The LGBT Library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1-6pm, and anytime there is a program at the Center.

Our collection includes:

  • Men's fiction
  • Women's fiction
  • Poetry & Plays
  • Young adult books
  • Books for children of LGBT families
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Other non-fiction
  • CDs by LGBT artists
  • DVDs
  • Documentaries

Community members are invited to borrow items from the library and LGBT authors are invited to donate copies of their books. Authors or publishers interested in donating a new book should mail a copy to: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, ATTN: Library, 522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Our library frequently hosts community book discussions and author visits at the Center. For more information about library programs, contact Kathleen Kapila, Front Desk & Library Coordinator, at kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org

Upcoming library events include:

July 13: Community Book Discussion - Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

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August 24: Community Book Discussion - Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

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The Reel Queer Film Series

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Starting in September 2017!!!

The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents free, monthly screenings of LGBT-themed independent, arthouse, and documentary films! Talkbacks, led by faculty at Muhlenberg College, follow each screening.

Upcoming film screenings include:

September 6: The Girl King

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November 8: Naz & Maalik 

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