When the whole 4O1! team gets together, we always have a blast. The only thing better for us is getting to host our friends and family for a big celebration! We can’t think of a better day to throw a party than April first, better known in these parts as 4O1! Day. Sure, it was a Monday this year – that didn’t stop over 300 friends of 4O1! from heading out to SteelStacks to get down with us!
“It was one of those weeknights where you know you have a business event after work, and you’re not really feeling it, but when you get there you don’t want it to end.” – Ryan Hogan, Discover Lehigh Valley
We have so much to celebrate right now – our friends and family, our merger, our opportunities to work with amazing clients like ArtsQuest. And of course, we love to celebrate our love for all things creative! We loved the opportunity to highlight the creative work we’ve done for ArtsQuest in their space, and the Linny Fowler Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks was the perfect venue to do just that.
We were so stoked to have our whole team together for this event, part-timer Alli, freelance illustrator Kate, and summer intern Anja were all able to participate too! Kate provided her services as a caricature artist and Anja digitally painted the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces live during our event.
We showcased some of our favorite work by ordering over-sized prints from Dan’s Camera City – including two outlines of MusikFest poster elements that were live-colored by 4O1! and ArtsQuest’s art crews. Art show, caricatures, live art, an amazing mix by DJ Ariwhy, some killer refreshments, and great company; I’m wondering if 4O1! Day would classify as an art festival.
A very special thanks to the 4O1! crew and John Weidenhammer for turning this event into something really special. I personally enjoyed planning this event and watching our team come together to make it happen – not only was this a great party, it was a great team-building experience.
Did you rock a pin or a mustache on 4O1! Day? Email your photos to [email protected], and if you missed your invite this year, make sure you ask us to add you to our email list!
Photos by Michael Donlin