The West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation proudly presents an annual Art on the Avenue. The community's premier family festival features fine arts and crafts made by local juried artists. Each year thousands of people are drawn to Penn Avenue, West Reading as the event continues to grow. Located in the Greater Reading hub for arts, culture, shopping, and dining, this event appeals to both novice buyers and experienced art patrons. Additionally the venue features live music, street performers, local businesses, and specialty foods.
In front of the MADE, you'll find GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offering live artist demonstrations in ceramics (wheelthrowing), glass (lampworking), and jewelry (enameling). Don't forget to come inside and view our awesome inventory of high-quality, handmade art jewelry. Chrissy is working (as we speak) on making a few new pieces JUST for this event!
There’s a big new draw for 2016 Art on the Avenue!
Artists from throughout the region will be drawn to West Reading to capture the beauty, vitality and spirit of the bustling borough in art created en plein air–on the spot–over a two-day period starting Friday, June 17, rain or shine.
The artists and their work will be spotlighted during the event, and showcased at a fun-packed, fund-raising After Party on Saturday evening. Over $1000 in prizes will be awarded.
Call to Artists–Register ASAP!
Competition limited to the first 40 artists to register.
All details are available at PleinAirWestReading.com
This year Art on the Avenue is proud to be a part of Berks Country Fest!
Main Stage (6th Ave)
Hosted by Midnight Swan Entertainment
1pm - The Hackensaw Boys
2pm - Caroline Reese
230pm - The Jauntee
4pm - Caroline Reese
430pm - The Fallen Troubadours
Community Stage (between 7th and 8th Ave)
Hosted by Matt Cullen
11am - Acoustic Carrot
12pm - Jake Joyce
1pm - The Push
2pm - Stone Soup
3pm - Kim and Paul (Vuja De)
Don't forget about the After Party! View the artist's work and support Love West Reading! Tickets are $20, includes refreshments, music and plein air opening exhibit! Join us at 520 Penn Avenue at 6 pm after Art on the Avenue! Purchase your tickets here.