The Fine Art Galleries

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center hosts art exhibits that celebrate LGBTQ artists and LGBTQ-themed art. Exhibits are professionally curated and each exhibit includes an artist reception.

We also host exhibits that bring LGBTQ+ history to life - featuring materials from the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, or hosted in partnership with external organizations.

Join us this fall for our next exhibit, "Portraits of Pride," a series of ink sketches by artist E. Lesh, celebrating the LGBTQ+ heroes of U.S. history. The subjects are often unsung, trailblazing queer people who have made significant contributions to the struggle for justice and cultural expression.

E. Lesh is a portrait and figurative artist and LGBTQ rights lawyer in New York. His artwork depicts queer subjects, capturing form and expression in as few lines as possible. Lesh is an emerging, self-taught artist with a formal training in law. He collaborates with life-models in New York City and across the world, hosts a queer legal podcast, and teaches a course in “Law, Gender & Sexuality.” The line connecting Lesh’s legal and artistic work is a passion for justice and a desire to celebrate queer bodies and lives.

The exhibit will be featured at the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center (522 W. Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101) from September 14 to November 12. A special artist reception with E. Lesh is scheduled for September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Past fine art exhibits have featured:

  • Mariette Pathy Allen
  • Richard Begbie
  • Lester Blum
  • Liz Bradbury
  • Jacinta Bunnell
  • Hubert Davis
  • Will Doughty
  • Joe Dulude II
  • Kailey Goodnuff
  • Andrew Sedgwick Guth
  • Andi Grunberg
  • Ana M. Hamilton
  • Britni Houser
  • Katie Hovencamp
  • Will Hübscher
  • Arin Jayes
  • Rebecca Levi
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Craig Matis
  • Katie Molinaro
  • Michelle Morgan
  • Courtney Natt
  • Jane S. Noel
  • Cupid Ojala
  • Vladimir Rios
  • Cynthia Rodriguez
  • Richard Rosato
  • Gerald Simcoe
  • Aiden Siobhan
  • Anthony Smith Jr.
  • Andrew Tomasino

Past history exhibits have includes:

  • Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride
  • Secret Symphony: Gay Composers of Classical Music
  • The Long Road to LGBTQ Equality in Pennsylvania