Pottstown Arts Walk
Our next walk is Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11-8pm. We have a great day of events planned! Please join us as the organizations, businesses and restaurants in Pottstown come together for a day full of fun and food.Click here to get your free ticket for the event. By registering for your free ticket, you will receive great discount coupons for local restaurants.
Participating locations and organizations are below. Please click on the + sign to expand each listing. Check out a map here.
ArtFusion 19464 will be showcasing Revival: the artwork of John Gwinn from 10am-3pm in our brand new facility at the Beech St Factory.Come take a tour of our new space and check out our clothesline art show and sale, featuring work by our students. Look for our art inspired hopscotch designs throughout town!
Location: 341 Beech St., Unit 1, Pottstown
Contact: Call 610-326-2506 or email us.
Pottstown Community Arts will be hosting a Memory Madness photo booth on High St.
During our Haunts On High event, Pottstown Community Arts will host an art supply drive for PEAK, Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten readiness. PEAK serves hundreds of children in the Pottstown School District in a free, full-day instructional program. Donations of NEW crayons, markers, glue sticks, construction paper, manila drawing paper, waterpaint sets (6-color variety), Play-Doh, scissors, as well as tempera paint, pom-poms and 9mm pony beads can be dropped of at the Pottstown Community Arts table in front of the former Very Best, 252 E High St , Pottstown, October 14, between 12pm – 4pm. Donations may additionally be dropped off at ArtFusion 19464 (341 Beech St.). Thank you for supporting PEAK and the arts!
Art Supply Drive for PEAK: Items needed: glue sticks, waterpaint sets of 6 colors, Play dough, Fiskar scissors, construction paper-assorted colors, white construction paper, manila drawing paper, crayons, markers, pom poms, tempera paint, 9mm pony beads-assorted colors
Contact Marie Haigh. Email Marie, or call 610-574-8016.
Steel River Playhouse
Join us or theater tours from 11am-1pm, and exhibit of the photography of Dave Devlin in our lobby and our performance of The Nerd at 1pm and 8pm.
Location: 245 East High St., Pottstown
Contact: Lauren Swanson Call 610-970-1199 or email Lauren.
MOSAIC Community Land Trust will be celebrating the end of the season with a perennial plant exchange and sale. All are welcome to join in the end of season party too!
Location: 423 Chestnut St.
@107 will be hosting a Film Festival preview from Chad Repko from 7-9pm.
Chad Repko, a Pottstown native and winner of 2016 Pottstown short film festival’s love letter award will premiere his three new short videos. He will also show a few older short films as well. This event will also be a pre-book release party for his new collection of poetry.
Location: 107 E. High St.
The Hill School Center for the Arts
Flying Colors Fine Artists, a local group of painters, are proud to present a show of 17 of their artists at The Hill School/Boyer Gallery. The 20th Anniversary show represents the group with over 80 paintings done in various mediums and styles. Many of the subjects are of local areas and scenery. For more information about the group and future shows, please go to www.flyingcolors.us or on Facebook, Flying Colors Fine Artists.
Location: Boyer Gallery, the Hill School, 760 Beech St., Pottstown. Campus map.
The Bike Share program will be up and running during Arts Walk. Bikes can be picked up at 701 E, High St. (corner of Bailey and HIgh),
Manatawny Green Miniature Golf will host a craft and also provide a snack (TBD). Manatawny Green is also a host site for Bike Pottstown. We do have yellow bikes available onsite.
Location: 71 W. High St., Pottstown.
The Carousel at Pottstown
The Carousel at Pottstown is completed and open. We have worked nearly 18 years to restore this beautiful piece of art. Our carousel is the second oldest wooden carousel in the US and currently run strictly by volunteers. Our goal is to help revitalize our community with the profits we receive. We hope to be the most popular attraction in Pottstown and would love to have you stop in and take a spin. Admission is free, parking is free, and rides are only $2.00. And while there, enjoy some refreshment at our beautifully restored 1865 horse drawn Trolley snack bar and try your luck on some of our arcade games. Visit us today to see this beautiful piece up close.
2-4pm. All ages. $2 per ride or 3 rides for $5 (Concessions & t-shirts are also available for sale.)
Location: 30 W. King St., Pottstown
Contact: Email or call 610-323-6099.
Beverly's Pastry Shop
Beverly’s will host free fall cookie decorating.
Location: 322 E. High St.
10% off your check during the arts walk. Get your coupon by registering for your free Arts Walk ticket.
Location: 115 E. High St.
$1 off any sandwich during Arts Walk. Get your coupon by registering for your free Arts Walk ticket.
Location: 137 E. High St.
Smith Family Plaza
Take a self-guided tour of the wonderful sculpture in this beautiful space right by Borough Hall.
The sculptures in the Smith Family Plaza were done by sculptor Eric Berg. Here is a brief excerpt from the minutes of the May 9, 2001 Council meeting:
Mr. Jones (Manager Robert Jones) briefly explained the proposed design of the ¾ acre plot in front of Borough Hall regarding trees, lighting and a fountain. At this time Mr. Jones introduced Eric Berg, Sculptor, to discuss a proposed animal sculpture for the Town Center. (Smith Family Plaza).
Mr. Berg, a graduate of the Hill School, described his design for the Center. He noted that the bear would be made of bronze and the three fish composition would be steel. He added that he chose the bear because of its relationship to the area and noted that the steel fish would reflect light for an added attraction.
Location: 100 E. High Street, Pottstown