If creativity is your thing, or if you’re hoping to be inspired by a local artist, you’ll find the beauty and creativity you’re looking for right here. Visit the GoggleWorks in downtown Reading, where you can see artists in their studio element, and view the latest installations that showcase international, national, and local contemporary artists.

Pop-up exhibitions at the hip industrial space, Loft at 505, provide an intimate look at rotating art galleries, while simultaneously providing non-traditional event rental space. Live music is often an integral part of this cultural experience, and guarantee a great night out!

If you’re ready to become a part of our maker culture, jump in and take a class. Find one at the GoggleWorks, Yocum Institute for the Arts, or one of our many other local studios, and channel your personal creativity!

Annual art celebrations include Arts Festival Reading, bringing thousands of visitors to explore and purchase the works of established and emerging artists. The arts are expanding here, with galleries across the county and public art in unexpected places, like the many murals that can be found in West Reading’s Cherry Street Mural Corridor.


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