Sunday in the Park with George.
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Vocus) March 4, 2009
First impressions are lasting impressions. And the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania knows that first-hand thanks to a premier exhibit of Impressionist paintings and pastels at the Allentown Art Museum.
"Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens" features 30 19th Century and early 20th Century French masterworks from notable Impressionist artists including Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Cassatt, Chagall, Gauguin, Seurat, Money, Cezanne and Matisse.
To celebrate this exciting exhibit, a first for the region, Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau has created the Lasting Impressions travel package. Available now through May 3, 2009, packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to "Monet to Matisse." The packages are offered at the following hotels and inns:
- Hampton Inn Easton - starting at $149
- Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport - starting at $131
- The Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem - starting at $160
- Staybridge Suites Allentown Airport - starting at $128
- Wydnor Hall Inn, Bethlehem - starting at $150
All package rates are per room, per night and based on double occupancy. Some packages also include breakfast.
Travelers staying at Wydnor Hall Inn or Hampton Inn Easton can add on tickets to theatrical performances at DeSales University in Center Valley or Muhlenberg College in Allentown.
From April 22 through May 3, DeSales University's Act 1 Theatre will perform the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sunday in the Park with George." Based on Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, the musical brings the painting to life in a poignant and profoundly moving performance.
Muhlenberg College will present "A Flea in Her Ear" from April 23 through 26 in Baker Theatre. Written by Georges Feydeau, the play follows Madame's plan to uncover her husband's infidelity, which ends up revealing the foolishness and decadence of many others.
Visitors can get complete details on the Lasting Impressions travel packages by visiting http://www.LVLastingImpressions.com.
The Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania is located along the state border with New Jersey and is approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and an hour-and-a-half west of New York City. It is home to the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and is the state's third largest metro region.
Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to develop and promote Lehigh Valley as a leisure destination and as a destination for meetings and conventions for the area's economic benefit. For more information on LVCVB and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call (800) 747-0561 or visit the official tourism Web site of Lehigh Valley at http://www.LehighValleyPA.org. LVCVB's official blog can be found at http://lehighvalley.typepad.com/insite/ . Visit us on Facebook, check out our images of the region on Flickr, or follow our daily tweets on Twitter.
Tracey Werner, Director of PR,