West Reading will host Berks County’s premiere art and music festival, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Penn Avenue. The event, sponsored by Customers Bank and Tower Health is rain or shine showcasing the work of local + regional artists, crafters, vendors, West Reading businesses, and musicians.
The entire festival, spanning four pedestrian friendly blocks and boasting over 200 artists, vendors, and musicians is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Art on the Avenue is hosted by the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation (WRCRF), a non-profit organization. West Reading’s Main Street Manager, Mark Ratcliffe noted, “We are pleased to announce the 28th Annual Art on the Avenue is back with the biggest showcase of artists and crafters to date, welcoming over 25 new artisans this year.”
The week of Art on the Avenue, 50 artists from across the country will spend time capturing the beauty and character of West Reading and Berks County on canvas. Their best work will be unveiled Saturday at the Plein Air Tents across from Art Plus Gallery at 605 Penn Avenue.
The Official Art on the Avenue Artist, Crafter, and Vendor Map by block will be posted on Visit West Reading’s website.
Prior to the opening at 11 a.m., Safe Berks (formerly Berks Women in Crisis) will hold its “Walk for No More” against domestic abuse, which begins near 8th Avenue and will continue east on Penn Avenue to the 400 block.
FREE Live music lineup includes:
6th Avenue + Penn Stage (noon – 7pm)
- MEDUSA’S DISCO
- 25TH HOUR
- STEPHANIE GRACE BAND
- VERY FINE GENTLEMEN
- NORTH END
- TRASH JUICE
- CLICK. TRACK
7th Avenue + Penn Stage (noon – 5:30pm):
- LOSE TODAY
- WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHY? WEREWOLVES?
- SLYLAR LOVE
- JUSTIN & GLENN
- MELANIE ILANA & RICK TOMLINSON
- EMME RYAN
4th Avenue Stage at Nitro Bar (3 – 8:30pm):
- VIOLET COUP
- After Party with ROOTSETTERS (7pm)
You can find this information on our website https://visitwestreading.org