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“Interesting Art Center”

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Goggleworks is a huge former factory building that now is home to many fine art and craft studios. Lots to see and also purchase. Don't miss the timeline display showing how Goggleworks was founded, and how it evolved along with the United States. Plan to spend at least 2 hours browsing.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Goggleworks is a very large building that was once a goggles making factory. It has been turned into a first rate art center with in house art studios. There is an indie movie theater on the first floor that is open everyday. Across the street is a new IMAX theater and the Miller Center for the performing arts.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Watch the creationof all types of art, speak to the artists, engage with performers - a truly unexpected find in Berks Cty! We go oftern to see the rotating displays and take advantage of the off the multiplex movie entertainment. My favorite is the glass house and carvers rooms. Free and beautiful.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

What an interesting treat this place is. First of all, this is part of Reading's rejuvenation plans...it's an entire city block of 145,000 sq ft of artists studios, art classes, dance and lots more. The interior of the building itself is worth seeing, a restored old warehouse. It is incredible just to walk thru and see the magnificent restoration! This place also houses a small, comfortable movie theatre showing all the latest art films. If you go there on a "second Sunday" you will find most of the artists in their studios working on their trade. You can talk with them, ask questions, buy art. It's a great way to spend a few hours just admiring the many creative media. They also have classes for ceramics, glassblowing, jewelry, fused glass and much more. AND....for that totally "impossible to buy for" person in your life, they have a terrific gift shop where the artists put their creations up for sale. Prices go from very reasonable and up. I always stop in here for when I'm looking for that difficult to buy for person! This would be a great "2nd Sunday" for a family because children would be in awe of all the different types of art. It is a great experience I think you'd enjoy. And, at special events such as 2nd Sundays, they have a manned guard booth and a big protected parking lot so you can feel safe being in the city.

1  Thank Carole N
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

There was glassblowing, ceramic and art exhibits. The visitors center is located there, and was very helpful in making some suggestions.

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