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GoggleWorks Celebrates Reading’s Art the Block Initiative

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GoggleWorks Celebrates Reading’s Art the Block Initiative

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (GoggleWorks) announced that it will host the culminating exhibition for the Art the Block, a high quality community art project which has provided a safe creative space for the public every Wednesday this summer on South Fourth Street. The exhibition, which will run from Friday, November 5th through Sunday, November 28th in the premier Irvin and Lois E. Cohen Gallery at GoggleWorks, highlights marquee artists associated with the project, who have spent the summer creating signature works and designing a dynamic space for casual community participants to celebrate their creative growth.

Brad Waples, a project leader and owner at Custom It AFS, has spent every Wednesday evening this summer providing the space and art materials for artists to gather, paint, collaborate, and critique each other at the South 4th St. location. The environment is replete with free music and digital art, with artists only interrupting their demonstrations for dance performances by RiZE or the supporting chant from a passing car. The community event represents the celebration of all things creative in this neighborhood hotspot in downtown Reading.

“Art the block started from a conversation amongst artists about how to grow and promote the art community in downtown Reading.” – shared Brad “The results have been way beyond what we ever could have imagined.”

Opening Reception with Artist Meet & Greet:
Friday, November 12th 6-8pm
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
Free admission, parking, and appetizers

“Brad Waples knows how to bring together the creative artists in the city.” -said Levi Landis, Executive Director at GoggleWorks “This project is a salient way to highlight the wealth of creativity in Reading and celebrate this significant summer project, which activated our city streets and engaged dynamic artists.”