ArtsQuest President and CEO, Kassie Hilgert Awarded with Lehigh Valley Business Power 100 List

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Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA – March 25, 2024 – ArtsQuest is thrilled to announce that Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO has been selected by Lehigh Valley Business as one of the region’s power players for their annual Power 100 List.

This list is composed of the area’s most significant, influential and respected leaders, as well as behind-the-scenes changemakers in their fields. The honorees are chosen by the editorial leadership team at Lehigh Valley Business, with some help from readers and others for input and perspective.

“I am honored and humbled to be included in the Lehigh Valley Business Power 100 list,” said Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest. “I accept this award on behalf of each and every one of our team members. From staff to volunteers to partners and members, we truly believe in the mission of providing access to the arts for all. Whether it’s a Musikfest headliner, free shows at the Levitt Pavilion, a weeklong youth summer camp at The Banana Factory or an Improv comedy show at the Visitor Center, art-based programming helps to shape our communities, drive economic development and instill pride in the many cultures that call the Lehigh Valley home.”

The LVB Power 100 list featuring Kassie Hilgert is available today, please visit to view the entire Power 100 List.

About ArtsQuest  

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.



Information provided to TVL by:
Bryn Keeney
Director of Communications