Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Second Arts Walk Saturday Will Be Full of Fun

Following up on the success of the first (snowy) Pottstown ArtsWalk in January, the next installment will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12 to 9 p.m.

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!

(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 4 pm.)

Here are the locations and events for the day:
Craig Clemens Jazz Trio

  • ArtFusion 19464: 254 E. High St. -- will be showcasing the Keystone Dreams art show from 12 to 6 p.m. 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 the second floor, a special art sale fundraiser will be held. 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.
  • The High Street Music Company: 135 E. High St. -- From 2 to 4 p.m, The Craig Clemens Jazz Trio will be performing various swing, funk, blues, and Latin jazz standards.  This free event is recommended for all ages.
  • Pottstown Community Arts: Corner of King and Manatawny streets -- Community art project
    will create a  “Welcome to Pottstown” sign. They 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 to 6 p.m.
  • MCCC North Hall Gallery: 16 High St. -- 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. 12-6 p.m. Family-friendly, free event.
  • Steel River Playhouse: 245 High St. -- Free ukele lessons will be 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 to 6 p.m. Free and family friendly!
  • Carousel at Pottstown: 30 W. King St. -- Organizers would love to have visitors stop in and take a spin. Admission is free, parking is free, and rides are only $2. And while there, enjoy some refreshment at the beautifully restored 1865 horse drawn Trolley snack bar and try your luck on some of our arcade games. 2 to 4 p.m. All ages. $2 per ride or 3 rides for $5 (Concessions and t-shirts are also available for sale.)
  • MCCC West Campus: (In Smith Family Plaza) 100 E. High St. -- from 2 to 6 p.m the college will celebrate 20 years in Pottstown with local eats, and local live music; musical artists including Jordan White, Hexwork, Madam Ink, Another Day Dawns, and Red Hill Rambler. As a special trear, Star Wars Rogue One screening at will be held at 4 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character for prize.
  • Pottstown Regional Public Library: 500 E. High St. -- Stop by the Book Nook to peruse the
    selection of books for sale and buy a ticket for the handmade quilt being raffled off at the September book sale. 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Azie Pop-Up Restaurant: 107 E. High St. -- From 5 to 9 p.m, @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 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 by clicking on this link here.
  • Weitzenkorn's: 145 E. high St. -- From 12 to 4 p.m, Weitzenkorn’s will be showcasing artwork from two local artists. This family-friendly event is free. Titled "Ancillary Aesthetics," the show features 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.
  • Smith Family Plaza: 100 E. High St. -- 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, a graduate of The Hill School.

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