Arts & Culture

Recognized by the Allentown Arts Commission with the 2018 Arts Ovation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts

LGBTQ+ communities have a rich history in the arts. 

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center believes that celebrating LGBTQ+ artists, writers, and filmmakers is central to the vibrancy of our local LGBTQ+ community. We work to bring high-quality arts and culture programs to our community. 

Our arts & culture programs are intended to be fun, educational, and social community events. All arts & culture programs are sober social events at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center where no alcohol is served. Unless stated otherwise, all events are virtual and feature live closed captioning.


The Fine Art Galleries: Professionally-curated fine art galleries celebrating LGBTQ+ artists and LGBTQ-themed art

The LGBT Library: Professionally-staffed LGBTQ+ library with a 2,000-volume collection and regular author talks and community book discussions 

Reel Queer Film Series: Presenting free screenings of LGBTQ-themed independent, arthouse, and documentary films

LGBT Community Archive: Preserving our local LGBTQ+ history for our future

Queer Threads Group: A monthly knitting, crocheting, crafting, and stitching circle

Art (and) History From a Queer Perspective: Presenting free queer art history classes with snacks and socializing

Our Arts & Culture Programs team includes:

  • Adrian Shanker, Executive Director
  • Katie Suppes, M.Ed., Director of Programs, Research, and Evaluation
  • Gabby Hochfeld, Arts and Culture Programs Coordinator

Our arts and culture programs are supported, in part, by The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.