Arts Festival Reading

Sat 10/6/18
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 10/7/18
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
201 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts presents the 7th annual Arts Festival Reading. Over the course of the weekend, thousands of visitors immerse themselves in the arts as they explore GoggleWorks’ city-block sized campus, discover the finest craft artists and vendors, experience demonstrations of virtuosic technique, explore the work made in our juried artist studios, taste local flavors and craft beverages, sing along with musical artists, and connect with other attendees who are excited about the arts.

The two-day event also features live music and performances on the Sly Fox Stage, locally-sourced food and craft beverages by Belly: Kitchen & Drinkery, and much more. Event is held rain or shine. Save $2 by buying tickets in advance:

VISIT ARTIST STUDIOS: GoggleWorks second and third floor artists will open their studios, as well as Julio Cepeda, visiting artist from Trinidad, Cuba. Meet and talk with them about their process, see works-in-progress, and purchase original artwork.

DEMOS: Learn how things are made! Watch ongoing demonstrations in some of the most popular teaching studios at GoggleWorks. Attendees can watch raku being fired in ceramics, glassblowing in the hot glass studio, woodturning and woodworking in the wood studio, experience virtual reality sculpture and painting.

MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOPS: Try your hand at making something! GoggleWorks will offer various make & take workshops such as screenprinted t-shirts and fused glass night lights. ($) 

KIDS SPACE presented by Yocum Institute for Art Education: Drop the kids off at this kid-friendly space staffed by Yocum. Timed workshops, hands-on activities, and demonstrations will run throughout the weekend. ($)

FOOD & DRINK: Attendees can preview a sample of featured fare by GoggleWorks' new food partners, Belly-Kitchen & Drinkery. Featured cocktails, local wine, and craft beer by Sly Fox Brewing Company will be served on the Terrace Bar. ($)