Merchants Bank Hosts Totts Gap Arts Fair Winning Entries

(Bangor, PA) Totts Gap Arts 8th-Annual Arts Fair, will be held this Sunday, April 30th from 11-4. The Arts Fair features work from students in grades k-12 attending the Bangor and Pen Argyl school districts. Winners receive art materials and gift certificates as awards in 12 categories. All participants receive art materials in acknowledgement of their efforts.

Continuing a 7-year tradition, winning entries from the show will be on display at Merchants Bank of Bangor and State Senator Mario Scavello’s Pen Argyl office. Merchants Bank is this year’s sponsor of the “Community Spirit Award”. The winning student receives a cash award, and their art is used as the poster for the 2018 Arts Fair.

Artwork will be on display in the week prior to the fair at Totts Gap Arts, 1494 Totts Gap Rd. Bangor, PA. Winning entries will be displayed at Merchants Bank, 303 Pennsylvania Ave., Bangor and State Senator Scavello’s office, 2 N Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl from May 1st to May 6th during normal business hours. For more information email:

About Totts Gap Arts Institute
Visionaries, James and Angeline Gloria, formed the Totts Gap Arts Institute in 2006 with the mission of nurturing artists of all ages, and to awaken the excitement, passion, and possibility of both the fine and performing arts by offering classes, showcasing talent, and hosting events that will infuse our community and the region with a love and respect for the creative process. TGAI admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at area schools.

About Merchants Bank
Established in 1890, Merchants Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank. Headquartered in Bangor, PA, Merchants has two branch offices in Bangor and additional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Mount Bethel, Wind Gap, Nazareth, Forks Township, Martins Creek, Easton and Bethlehem, PA. In 2013 the Bank was recognized for its community involvement and volunteerism through two awards: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award as well as The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit