Arts Festival Reading, December 4th & 5th, 2021

Arts Festival Reading (AFR) is making its return this year! December 4th & 5th join us at GoggleWorks from 10am-5pm for an event that is sure to offer new and creative ways to celebrate phenomenal artists and artisans. AFR features juried artists from across the country and studio artists from GoggleWorks, along with food, music, kids’ programs, and live artist demonstrations.


Thanks to a grant from Berks County Community Foundation, we’re having a Free For All! That means you can come and enjoy the event and shop the wares of all of the amazing juried artists & makers in this year’s holiday market completely free!


We hope to see you at Arts Festival Reading this year!


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Become a 2021 Arts Festival Reading Artist

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.

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 nine different teaching studios? Explore our campus and learn more about the making process. Get your hands dirty and make something of your own!

Arts Festival Reading Workshop Schedule 

Workshops are held in 30 minute increments from 11am – 4pm. Click the links below to register and make some holiday memories!

Hot Glass Ornament: Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5

Screen Printed Shirt: Saturday, December 4

Fused Glass Ornament: Saturday, December 4

Raku Ceramic Lantern: Sunday, December 5

Flameworked Ornament: Sunday, December 5