Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Take a Walk and Discover Pottstown's Art Scene

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by a coalition of organizations promoting the arts in Pottstown.

It's no secret that the arts can drive revitalization and make Pottstown a place where ideas and creativity come to life. 

On Saturday, you'll get a chance to see that for yourself -- and walk off a few of those holiday calories in the process when the first-ever "Arts Walk" takes place.

Arts and culture organizations, local businesses and restaurants are teaming up to bring you an amazing day of fun, food and entertainment. 
Viewing the art in a kind of "pub crawl" format adds to the fun and energetic quality of this event. 

Family-friendly activities are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. more great activities designed for adults. Nearly 20 downtown business will be open to showcase original artwork displays and live musical entertainment.

“We have always recognized and embraced what the arts and collaboration can do for a community”, said Erika Hornburg-Cooper, of ArtFusion19464. 

“The Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA) is excited to be a part in this venture. It has been very exciting to see our downtown community pull together with our arts and cultural organizations to create this amazing event,” states Sheila Dugan, executive director of PDIDA.

“It all starts with the arts!” said Lauren Pierson-Swanson, from the Steel River Playhouse. “To know Pottstown is to love it. The people behind the businesses and attractions on and around High Street are smart, driven and dedicated to this beautiful historic town. Art has always been a catalyst in the rejuvenation of American communities and is the focus of Pottstown ArtsWalk,” she said

While this event is free, organizers ask that you pre-register for your free ticket. 

Each is valid for one person to join the Pottstown ArtsWalk on Saturday, Jan. 7, and you can order as many as you need. 


Get a taste for all the activities, food and arts presentations. Here is a list of venues and artists joining us to showcase Pottstown and all that the our community has to offer:
  • @107, 107 E. High St. and Advantage Insurance – music by Cordilla Arcay and Matt Asti and original artwork display from John Quinn; light refreshments; wine tasting
  • ArtFusion 19464, 254 E. High St. – local artists’ collections, an interactive art experience, and soup bowl glazing fundraiser
  • Ballroom on High, 310 E. High St. – free dance lesson and live band dance with Temple Avenue; refreshments
  • Beverly’s Pastry Shop, 322 E. High St. – discounts on sweet treats
  • Connections on High, 238 E. High St. – custom portrait making and local artists’ displays; hot holiday beverages
  • Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches, 137 E. High St.– Pottstown High School Culinary Arts students will be making/serving complimentary hors d'oeuvres; discounts on food/meal during the ArtsWalk
  • High Street Music, 135 E. High St. – original artwork display by Pottstown High School students and the Craig Clemens Jazz Trio
  • iCreate Cafe, 130 King St. – discounts on food/meal during the ArtsWalk
  • Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine, 235 E. High St. – discounts on food/meal during the ArtsWalk
  • Lily’s Grill, 115 E. High St. – discounts on food/meal during the ArtsWalk
  • MCCC North Hall Gallery, 16 E. High St. – staged reading of A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner
  • Memory Madness Photo Studio, 16 N. York St. – open house
  • MOSIAC Community Land Trust, 10 S. Hanover St. – painting Schuylkill River rocks for placement in gardens around town
  • Potts & Penn Family Diner, 80 E. High St. – discounts on food/meal during the ArtsWalk
  • Smith Family Plaza, 100 E. High St. – view sculptures by Eric Berg
  • Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St. – hand-made theatrical costume display by Ally Boughter; artwork by Thomas Poplawski
  • The Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W. King St. – meet artists of the all-volunteer organization and hear presentations on the project’s history
  • The Hill School Center for the Performing Arts, 780 Beech St. – paper lantern art activity and backstage tours
  • Weitzenkorn’s, 145 E. High St. – view works by our families fifth generation, light refreshments
To get the latest update on locations and activities, visit or

Don’t forget to pre-register for Pottstown ArtsWalk! Visit

Pottstown ArtsWalk is brought to you in partnership through ArtFusion19464, Steel River Playhouse, @107, Proudly Pottstown and Advantage Insurance Group.

P.S. A great ending to a great day with lots of laughs! The N Crowd Improv Group from Philly will be at Steel River Playhouse for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets available at

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