arts festival READING is the culmination of GoggleWorks’ mission to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community. Over 2,000 attendees will discover the finest craft artists and vendors, experience demonstrations of virtuosic technique, explore work made in our juried artist studios on the 2nd and 3rd floors, taste new flavors from food vendors, sing along with musical artists, register for upcoming classes and workshops at GoggleWorks, and connect with other attendees who are excited about the arts!
Festival Dates: Saturday, October 7 & Sunday October 8, 2017, 10:00- 5:00
Set up: Friday, October 6, 2017: 8:00-4:00, as assigned. (exceptions are possible)
Location: Indoors at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
Admission for attendees: $10
All categories of fine art and fine craft will be considered. A three sided booth is required. If you don’t have one, professional panels are available for rent.
Artists will provide 4 current, high-resolution 300 dpi images, JPEG (.jpg) formatted, of your work and an image of your indoor booth. Images should be a minimum of 1900 pixels at the longest dimension. Images may be used for promotion.
Wait listed applications will be held until September 26 unless notified. Once accepted and processed, the fees are non-refundable.
Questions regarding the festival may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Fees - If accepted by the jury
5x10 booth space: $200 (limited availability)
5x20 booth space: $275 (limited availability)
10x10 booth space: $225
10x10 corner booth space: $275
City Permit: $15
Electric fee, if needed: $25
Professional Paneling, if needed: $75
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is the largest art center of its kind in the country, consisting of a 145,000 square foot, five-story community arts center in what was formerly the Willson Goggle Factory Building
GoggleWorks features six large teaching studios in ceramic, hot and warm glass, jewelry, photography, and wood; 35 juried artists’ studios, exhibition galleries, and houses the offices of over a dozen arts, culture, and creative economy organizations. The complex also includes a 131-seat theatre, which presents art house films daily and Store, which retails the work of over 200 individual artists from around the country.