As beads on the “string of pearls” to Allentown’s ArtsWalk necklace, the Pocket Park and Hamilton Connector projects follow the actionable Center City Landscape Development Plan to enrich connectivity and programming potential along this strategic arts corridor. The Connector unifies the ArtsWalk with Hamilton Street to the south, making opportunity out of challenging topography and an underutilized “slip-through” to bring people into the pedestrianized alley from the bustling streetscape, while providing seating and performance opportunities along the way. The Pocket Park is an arts-focused community venue for performance and conversation – all the aspects that uplift culture in this thriving city core. Flexible and adaptable seating, evening illumination, art and identity, inclusive and equitable participation are all at the fore. This anchoring social space adds resilience to the stimulating linear ArtsWalk landscape.