Pottstown Arts Walk
We were so thrilled with the turnout and feedback from our inaugural Walk on Saturday, January 7, 2017. (Did you miss it? Click here to see pictures and read more about that great day.)
Our next walk is Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12-9pm. 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 and also be entered to win some fabulous door prizes!
Participating locations and organizations are below. Please click on the + sign to expand each listing. Check out a map here.
Participating restaurants include iCreate Cafe, Grumpy’s, Beverly’s Pastry Shop, Potts and Penn Diner, Lily’s Grill, Juan Carlos, and Connections on High.
Parking note: The Pottstown Classic Car show is also on May 6. Please pay attention to signs if you park on High St., as they close off several blocks starting at 4pm. If you park between York and Evans streets, we recommend moving your car by 3:30pm to avoid being towed. Other parking options include the paid municipal lot at the corner of Charlotte and High St. (until 3:30pm), the Reading municipal lot on Hanover St. (paid), and the municipal lot on King St. between Hanover and Penn Sts. (paid). There is free parking in the lot behind the New York Plaza building at the corner of High and Penn Sts. There is free 3 hour, on-street parking on the 300 block of High St. that is not affected by the car show. BB&T is generously allowing visitors to use their customer and employee lots after 1pm for free (corner of Hanover and High Sts.). Montgomery County Community College is also offering free parking at their South Hall lot on College Drive. There is a pedestrian walkway that leads from that lot to High St.
ArtFusion 19464 will be showcasing the Keystone Dreams art show from 12-6pm. Presented by Philadelphia Creatives for Change, the show will feature work symbolizing a version of the artist’s Pennsylvania, whether a dream, reality, or in between. Keystone Dreams: Dreaming of a Better Pennsylvania will be on display in the main gallery through May 19.
On our second floor, ArtFusion 19464 will be holding a special art sale fundraiser. A wide variety of pieces from framed artwork to prints and 3D work will be available for immediate purchase. All proceeds benefit the non-profit community art center.
As a special thank you for stopping by, every visitor to ArtFusion 19464 during the walk will take home a free, limited edition print from our Signature Series, featuring important aspects of Pottstown’s past.
Location: 254 E. High St, Pottstown
Contact: Call 610-326-2506 or email us.
The High St. Music Company
From 2:00-4:00pm, The Craig Clemens Jazz Trio will be performing various swing, funk, blues, and Latin jazz standards. This free event is recommended for all ages.
Location: 135 E. High St., Pottstown
Contact: Louis Rieger Email or call 610-906-3357
Help us create a beautiful “Welcome to Pottstown” sign! We will be priming a giant concrete barrier on the corner of Manatawny and King Streets during the Arts Walk. Stop by, grab a paint brush, and paint the town white with us. This free community art project is fun for all ages and will run from 2-6pm.
Location: Corner of Manatawny and King Streets
Contact Marie Haigh. Email Marie, or call 610-574-8016.
North Hall Art Gallery
Every year our talented students paint, draw, sculpt, and design amazing creations, which will be on display in the gallery at North Hall, part of Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus. Visitors can tour the beautiful gallery at their leisure and check out the latest works by talented student artists. 12-6pm. Family-friendly, free event.
Location: 16 High St., Pottstown
Contact: Patrick Rodgers Call 267-615-1497 or email Patrick.
Steel River Playhouse
Join us for free ukele lessons in the lobby, a display of original artwork, tours of the theater, chaperones views of sitzprobe and rehearsal of upcoming production of The Little Mermaid. 12-6pm. Free and family friendly!
Musical group Gray Dog Down at the theater from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Free!
Location: 245 East High St., Pottstown
Contact: Lauren Swanson Call 610-970-1199 or email Lauren.
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.
Montgomery County Community College We're Still Here Festival
Join Montgomery County Community College West Campus from 2-6pm as they celebrate 20 years!
In Smith Plaza (100 High St):
Local eats, and local live music
Musical artists including Jordan White, Hexwork, Madam Ink, Another Day Dawns, and Red Hill Ramblers
North Hall (16 High St.):
Student art display in main gallery of North Hall
Ceramics, Theater, Arts faculty displaying some work.
Additional points of interest including Schuylkill River Heritage Area, YMCA, Green Valley Watershed participants.
STEM and Health Science points of interest
Star Wars Rogue One screening at 4pm. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character for prize.
Contact: David DiMattio. Call 610-718-1819 or email David.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Pottstown Library has a lovely selection of gently used art books. Please stop by our Book Nook to peruse our selection. Be sure to buy a ticket for the beautiful handmade quilt that we are raffling off at our September book sale. 2-4pm.
Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 High St, Pottstown
Contact: 610-970-6551 or email.
@107 Azie Pop Up Restaurant
From 5-9pm, @107 will be hosting a pop up event for Azie, a new restaurant coming to Pottstown in 2018. Guests can sample the work of Azie’s talented chef Kazuyuki Mitsui and get a taste of things to come. The pre fixe menu is $35 per person and guests are encourage to BYOB. You must make a reservation using this form.
Questions about your reservation: please email Erika.
Location: @107 107 E. High St., Pottstown
Facility questions: Contact Rachel Matute Call 484-769-4208 or email Rachel.
From 12-4pm, Weitzenkorn’s will be showcasing artwork from 2 amazing local artists. This family-friendly event is free.
Show Title: Ancillary Aesthetics
2-D works that help to bridge the gap between the counter culture and high society. Furthering the effort to prove that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
Artist Featured: Adam Weitzenkorn – co/owner of Weitzenkorn’s in Pottstown, and graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Kyle Dietz – Graduate of Kutztown universities Art Program, with a Major in Education. Also is currently a professional tattoo artist in Phoenixville.
Location: 145 E. High Street, Pottstown
Contact: Adam Weitzenkorn 610-323-8810
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
Beech St. Factory
Are you an artist? Musician? Or someone who appreciates the arts? Stop by and see Pottstown’s newest affordable apartment building. We are looking for tenants who will appreciate this historic building with affordable rents and special amenities for artists.
• Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with large windows for natural light
• A limited number of units have concrete floors
• A limited number of one bedroom apartments have dens / office space
• Energy efficient building with Energy Star appliances for lower utility costs
• Rent includes membership in ArtFusion 19464 – a nonprofit community arts center that will occupy the first floor commercial space
12:30-4pm on May 6
341 Beech St., Pottstown