Arts Fest Reading postponed to December 4th & 5th, 2021

Despite our best efforts to forge forward on the much-enjoyed Arts Festival Reading, we are aware of the reality of the ongoing pandemic and have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. While this was not an easy decision to make, we believe in putting the health and safety of all those involved first and foremost and could not in good conscience proceed with this year’s festival as planned. Every year we here at GoggleWorks are blown away by the breadth of talent and creativity of our applicants and look forward to sharing that amazing work with our community in the future.

We promise this notification isn’t all bad news though!

We are using this downtime as an opportunity to plan and focus all our creative energy towards Arts Festival Reading 2021 and make sure we come back next year with a bang! We are also looking into creative ways to celebrate the phenomenal artists that make up the heart of our festivals year after year. We plan to share work with you over the next few months leading up to the 2020 festival dates. Just because we won’t be gathering together in person this year doesn’t mean we aren’t still a community. Look forward to website / social media handles to help guide you to online opportunities to purchase from your favorite artisans this year.

We truly appreciate your understanding and continued support as we navigate this new landscape.

Stay well and we hope to see you next year at Arts Festival Reading, December 4th & 5th, 2021!

Artists

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Arts Festival Reading is a great place to meet local artists and buy handcrafted items — whether for yourself, your home, or you’re checking off items on your holiday gift list. In addition to our Studio Artists, artists from around the country will be represented, selling ceramics, glass, jewelry, apparel, mixed media, photography, and fine art.

Last year we welcomed:

Art Plus Gallery
Kathryn Ashleigh
Renie Beidlemen
Victoria Bender
Nancy Bryant
Erika Burnett
Sharon Carlucci
James Gilbert Chaney
Ki Crittenden
Melinda Czeczon
Allen Danielsen
Daniel DiBernardo
Tessa Downs
Rona Fisher
Jo-Anne Frazier
Philip Guele
Erika Hewtson
Jeremiah Jordan
Vera Kirilenko
Kim Knavel
Stephanie Lapp
Victoria Lawrence
Jane Mawson
Sharon Merkel
Alecia Miller
Peter Mroczkowski
Morgan Mull
Jack Paolini
Vincent Pellegrini
John Pompeo
Roberto Quintero
Martha Ressler
Victor & Susan Roggio
Kerry Rohrbach
James Samanen
Cathleen Stephen
Gina Struebel
Joseph Tobia
Brian Weaver
Morgan Winkler
Yanz Zeng

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsoring Arts Festival Reading is a great way to reach thousands of local and regional consumers, align your brand with ours, and show your support for the transformative power arts has on a community. Help us to continue the quality and vitality of this event by becoming a sponsor today.

Workshops & Demos

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Did you know GoggleWorks offers year-round workshops and classes in seven different teaching studios? Explore our campus and learn more about the making process. Get your hands dirty and make something of your own!

 

Demonstration Schedule:

Saturday Demonstration Schedule:

ongoing 11am-4pm | Ceramics demonstrations
ongoing 11am-4pm | Jewelry and Metalsmithing demonstrations
11am | Flameworking
12pm | Woodturning
1pm | Flameworking
2pm | Woodturning
3pm | Flameworking
4pm | Woodturning

Sunday Demonstration Schedule

ongoing 11am-4pm | virtual reality sculpting, 3D printing,
ongoing 11am-4pm | Ceramics demonstration
ongoing 11am-4pm | Jewelry and Metalsmithing demonstrations
11am | Flameworking
12pm | Woodturning
1pm | Flameworking
2pm | Woodturning
3pm | Flameworking
4pm | Woodturning

Workshops included:

Psychedelic Pretzel Painting | FREE
Print-Your-Own-Tshirt | $20 (Purchase in Print Studio)
Design-Your-Own Fused Glass Housewares | $15 ornaments, $25 slumped dish, $30 set of 4 coasters
Glassblowing Make-Your-Own Ornament | $40

Thank you to our sponsors!