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Featured Image: Musikfest Fireworks – by Ted Colegrove

Supporters are invited to join the ArtsQuest Foundation for an evening celebrating the arts on Sunday, August 15, 2021

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The ArtsQuest Foundation will host Simply Linny, an exclusive Musikfest VIP experience honoring Bethlehem philanthropist Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler on Sunday, August 15. This event, presented by Cornerstone Advisors, will take place in Terrace 2 of the Wind Creek Steel Stage for headlining act Black Violin.

“In keeping with ArtsQuest’s flexibility throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the ArtsQuest Foundation has adapted its known Linny Awards event to the Simply Linny event,” Executive Director of the ArtsQuest Foundation Selena Lavonier said. “The Foundation will keep its tradition of honoring Linny Fowler’s legacy outdoors, under an open tent, where guests can come together and celebrate the arts. It is important to keep customs alive in this ever-evolving landscape.”

Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler worked tirelessly to elevate the Lehigh Valley’s arts organizations and artists through her volunteerism and support. ArtsQuest Foundation supports the hundreds of arts, culture and education programs offered by ArtsQuest to the greater Lehigh Valley region each year. This year’s Simply Linny event supports ArtsQuest Foundation’s mission and is replacing the 2021 Linny Awards. The Linny Awards are planned to return in 2022.

“As long-range planning is fundamental to Cornerstone Advisors’ work, the company is proud to support ArtsQuest Foundation’s mission of sustaining artistic and cultural experiences for our community,” President and CEO of Cornerstone Advisors Rachel Lower said. “Nonprofit arts organizations were hit especially hard this past year and a half. It is important to secure the future of ArtsQuest for years to come.”

A 2021 Musikfest poster signed by Wind Creek Steel Stage artists will be available for auction. Dinner and drinks will be served, and parking is included. Guests are welcome to stay and spend the evening enjoying headliner Black Violin’s performance, followed by fireworks. Visit to purchase tickets. To become a Simply Linny event sponsor, please contact Selena Lavonier at 610-332-1345 or

Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
ArtsQuest Director of Communications