Arts Festival Reading, presented by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, welcomes thousands of visitors to explore our historic, post-industrial campus and immerse themselves in the arts. Now in its 8th year, Arts Festival Reading is expanding as a holiday market, and moving from its traditional October date to December 14-15, 2019. This will mean attendees can grab handcrafted art and holiday gifts from some the country’s finest artists, artisans, and craftspeople, as well as enjoy unique holiday activities, performances, food, and fun.
Despite the expansion, Arts Festival Reading will continue to exhibit a juried roster of established and emerging artists and their work, and showcasing the processes of making through live art demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The two-day event also features live music and performances on the Sly Fox Stage, locally-sourced food and craft beverages, and much more.
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
Dates & Times:
Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15
10am – 5pm
$8 – advanced purchase
$10 – at the door
kids 12 and under are free
To volunteer please contact: [email protected]
Attendees will be able to pre-register for our Glass Blown Ornament workshops at Arts Festival Reading! These make for beautiful additions to any home. Don’t miss a chance to grab a spot! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
The Den by Sly Fox Grand Opening
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and Sly Fox Brewing Co. are partnering to welcome The Den restaurant to the art center campus, located in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania. As a part of the new partnership, Sly Fox will also cater GoggleWorks’ many events on campus and bring unique music and social events to downtown Reading.
The partnership builds on GoggleWorks’ emphasis on program innovation, with new youth education, culinary, STEAM, and virtual reality initiatives announced in recent years. The restaurant, which will also serve beer, liquor and wine, will focus its food menu on sandwiches, salads, and other fresh, local offerings that are low-cost and high-quality for GoggleWorks’ nearly 300,000 annual visitors. Guests can bring drinks and food into the Boscov theatre, screening films two to three times daily, in addition to other performances and events.
Sly Fox is planning a soft open date of The Den in early December, and will be in operation during Arts Festival Reading.