Art on the Avenue

515 Penn Avenue   Map It
11:00AM - 6:00PM

The West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation proudly presents an annual Art on the Avenue. The community's premier family festival features fine arts and crafts made by local juried artists. Each year thousands of people are drawn to Penn Avenue, West Reading as the event continues to grow. Located in the Greater Reading hub for arts, culture, shopping, and dining, this event appeals to both novice buyers and experienced art patrons. Additionally the venue features live music, street performers, local businesses, and specialty foods.

Enter now online to participate in the 2015 Art on the Ave festival, or download an entry form and print it at home. 

Take a look at least year's sponsors and vendors...

Art on the Avenue is sponsored in part by our Prize Sponsors.

Our Supporting Sponsors:

  • Daniel Christie

    King George, VA
    Wheel-thrown, high-fired. functional stoneware pottery that is thrown, altered and assembled. With multiple layers of glaze and resists, pieces are fired to cone ten in a reduction type atmosphere.
  • Off the Wall Art by Peri

    Villas, NJ
    Acrylic paint, pen & ink, collage on mat board.
  • Avril's Designs

    Irvington, NJ
    I design and hand-make a collection of ladies handbags and accessories from the finest fabrics each uniquely embellished.
  • Severyn

    Brooklyn, NY
    Hand painted blouses with hand printed artwork transferred from original pen and ink drawing. Materials used: 100% cotton, non-toxic water based ink and dye.
  • Robinson's Custom Woodworking

    Sunbury, PA
    Our post office box door bank are made from both local, domestic, and exotic woods from around the world. The wood is milled , dovetailed, and the bank boxes are assembled and finished. The doors are cleaned and repaired, and then finally assembled here in Sunbury.
  • Personal Turnings

    Fleetwood, PA
    Finely crafted items made from exotic woods, antlers and stone.
  • Wood Pro Unlimited LLC

    West Chester, PA
    I make outdoor furniture made from recovered & recycled Western Red Cedar. All of my wood is purchased from a mill in Washington State. All of my products are assembled using S/S. I have been making and selling these products for over 7 years now. I also make custom wood signs with unique sayings.
  • Martin Ramos

    Kutztown, PA
    I make indigenous-style jewelry from silver wire, semiprecious stones, braided leather, bamboo, carved gourd, seeds, and other materials from nature. I use hand tools only & often make alterations while customers wait. I’ve built up a following of many repeat customers in PA over many years.
  • A Quirk of Art: Mixed Media Jewelry by Beth Taylor

    Bethlehem, PA
    Quirky yet sophisticated mixed media jewelry featuring sterling silver, gemstones, recycled materials & found objects. Hand-fabricated using soldering, cold connections, roller-printing, etching, forming & more.
  • On Wow! The Colors! Clay Jewelry Works

    Harrisburg, PA
    I use Polymer Clay as the basis for an entire line of jewelry products. Because of the properties and colors of the clay, most of my jewelry is highly colorful, fun and extremely light weight. The name of the business is derived from the first words I hear when people see my work.
  • Jennifer Kerper

    East Norriton, PA
    Starting from a single concept, my pieces are designed and hand-fabricated using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Pieces begin as raw sterling wire and sheet and are drawn to gauge, hand-patterned, hand-formed, hard-soldered and hand-polished to completion.
  • Argee Bargee Designs

    Doylestown, PA
    Hand crafted jewelry made of brass, pearls, crystals and gemstones. They are woven with wire, hammered, soldered and riveted.
  • Handmade Jewelry by Vicki

    Reading, PA
    I have been a jewelry designer for twenty years and have a variety of certifications from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). In my jewelry you will only find gemstones and precious metals. There is no crystal, glass, plastic, clay, bone, fossil, or imitation.
  • Tonya Perri

    Collegeville, PA
    My jewelry pieces are made from kiln fired porcelain clay with a white gold luster accent. The pieces are hand painted and stamped or color is added into the clay. The pieces are then embellished with a wide variety of seed beads, crystals, stones, sterling chain and accents,and leather cords.
  • Lais Dilan

    Red Lion, PA
    I place artwork in beveled glass of different sizes and encase in a lead free silver based solder.
  • Sharon DeLong

    Birdsboro, PA
    I work primarily in recycled copper to create original and unique pieces of art jewelry. Many of my pieces center around flowers and leaves, and although they are my favorite way to express myself, I do not limit myself to only those. I use both hot and cold connections.
  • Wellington Metal and Gem

    Baltimore, MD
    I work primarily in sterling silver though some pieces utilize bronze and copper to add contrast and color. My collection also includes bead work designs, featuring high quality gemstones and crystals for additional color and drama.
  • Pretty Little Things

    Harrisonburg, VA
    Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches either strung or hand-wired using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, lampwork glass, sterling silver and copper.
  • Creative Fusions

    York, PA
    My jewelry is primarily fused dichroic glass. Pieces of glass are hand cut. Colors and patterns are combined and fired in a kiln. Pieces may be further saw cut, wire wrapped or accented with a decal. Some pieces are combined with metals such as copper or silver for added distinction.
  • Kim Helder

    Carlisle, PA
    Helder Designs offer fabricated mixed-metal, jewelry with enamel, resin and semi-precious stones. Helder Designs are entirely handmade and have been described as modern, simplistic and dainty.
  • Sandra Webberking

    Springfield, PA
    I scavenge, cut, bend, manipulate and weld each piece by hand, creating sculpture for the home and garden. I work primarily in mild steel. I repurpose as much metal as possible in each sculpture in an attempt to show how whimsical and fun it can be to recycle!
  • Maceart

    Metal, hand torched, welded, and hand painted originals are happy fun to the crowd.
  • Garden Critters

    Reinholds, PA
    We design & create metal spoon lawn art out of recycled silverware.
  • The Sentimental Gift

    Wyomissing, PA
    My artwork is designed to radiate positive energy by sparking people’s curiosity and emotions. Flowers are sculpted from hand-painted watercolor paper, altered sheet music or photographs. I design with a focus on details that spark special memories. along with the elegance of the original art.
  • Heather Foust

    West Lawn, PA
    Mixed Media Paintings.
  • Jenni Buffington Art

    Lebanon, PA
    I try to create instinctively and from the heart. It is also my goal to cover a broad spectrum of audience, and a price range for all budgets!
  • Timber Creek Turnings

    Winfield, PA
    Handcrafted ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pens with exotic woods, acrylics and antler.
  • Luz Negron

    Birdsboro, PA
    I take real butterflies and carefully hydrate, pose and display them in shadow boxes and double glass frames. I am also working on making jewelry from butterfly wings. I haven't launch the jewelry side of the business yet. So at the moment, I only sell mounted butterflies.
  • Galacticart

    Lancaster, PA
    Artwork for the West Reading Event will be composed of acrylic aerosols on canvas, board, and paper. Pieces will vary with some being matted and framed.
  • DJ DeLouis Art Shop

    Runnells, IA
    Oils, Canvas and Love.
  • Hayley Linette

    Ephrata, PA
    I use acrylic paint to revamp old shoes. My work consists of excessive pattern, bright colors and dramatic shapes. I focus on visual movement to invoke energy and life into my work. Both my shoes and my paintings are influenced by fashion, trends and people around me.
  • David Micelotta

    Farmingville, NY
    I offer my photographs for sale printed on fine art paper,double matted, printed on artist canvas and stretched onto 1 1/2" stretcher bars. All the work involved is accomplished by myself.
  • Thru Jen's Lens

    Mohnton, PA
    Word Photography. I take photos of objects in nature and architecture that look like letters and then matte and frame them to spell words and names. Custom pieces are available as well.
  • Vince Burke Photography

    Birdsboro, PA
    I capture images of natural beauty digitally in camera RAW format. I personally print each image on professional cotton fiber papers using archival quality pigment inks. I hand mat and frame each image using conservation grade matting and backboards and solid wood frames.
  • Chester P. Basil's wooden spoons

    Lenhartsville, PA
    Cherry wood is bandsawed to a rough shape then shaped on a drum sander to the final shape with 100grit then 220 mineral oil finish over 90 different items.
  • Hardwood Turnings

    Gilbertsville, PA
    My turnings incorporate a balance of traditional and organic shapes with a contemporary flair. As a wood artist, I frequently use natural edges, stressed timbers, and bark inclusions to reveal the beauty of the wood hidden just under the bark. I present my contemporary turnings as art.
  • John Jepsen

    Wyomissing, PA
    I turn solid and segmented wooden bowls using a variety hardwoods. Bowls range in design from salad bowls to dinner plates turned on a lathe. Segmented bowls are made from lamination's of several wood species, then finished using a stacked ring process.
  • Step by Stepping Stones

    West Grove, PA
    I create hand made one of a kind stepping stones and table tops. I create a pattern and trace it onto stained glass. I hand cut the glass then carefully place it into wet concrete. My designs are unique, colorful and fun. I have been creating my stones for 14 years and I love what I do.
  • Andy Smith

    Lititz, PA
    Hand drawn, transparent watercolors painted in a series of washes to build color, creating shadows and a strong use of light.
  • Willow Street Pictures

    West Reading, PA
    Willow Street Pictures is a contemporary fine art portrait studio. Its artist, Darren Modricker, graduated from the NYC School of Visual Arts in 1990 and has been creating beautiful portraits ever since. His creative vision is to focus on finding the love, peace and joy of those he photographs.
  • Designs by Denise Kurtz

    Reading, PA
    Fused glass functional art and jewelry; recycled bottle art including, wind chimes, cheese trays, dip bowls, lanterns, candle holders, tiki torches, and clocks.
  • Urban Charm

    Kenhorst, PA
    I find my passion in being a jewelry artist. My creativity and inspiration comes from various sources such as being out in nature, my travels and learning new jewelry techniques from other artists. Since college, I have always had an interest in jewelry making - from clay to metal to beads.
  • M.Reed Designs

    Enola, PA
    This form of knot working was done about thousand years ago and I had to teach myself through brief explanations in period books. The only tools used in that time were hands, a single rod, metal wiring and fire to allow the metal to bend easier.
  • Stasy Yoder

    I design one of a kind handmade jewelry. I make many original designs incorporated in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. I also receive custom orders for wedding parties and prom events. I love incorporating old vintage pieces with new ideas of original artwork. I refurbish broken jewelry to new.
  • A Little Sparkle

    Reading, PA
    I make jewelry that is vintage inspired with a touch of whimsy. Vintage buttons,beads or fabric can be found in my work. I recycle old watch pieces in one of the bracelet styles I make. I also use various wire techniques to create designs. I like to work with unfinished brass or sterling wire.
  • Buzz Box

    Handmade wine and beer carriers.
  • Michael Clipman

    1:00 PM on the 400 block stage.
  • Lazy Afternoon

    2:00 PM on the 400 block stage.
  • Stone Soup

    3:00 PM on the 400 block stage.
  • Pawnshop Bound

    4:00 PM on the 400 block stage.
  • Blues Factor

    5:00 PM on the 400 block stage.
  • Beckett

    1:00 PM on the 500 block Art & Music Stage.
  • Lazy Afternoon

    2:00 PM on the 500 block Art & Music Stage.
  • Echoes Talk Back

    3:00 PM on the 500 block Art & Music Stage.
  • La Overtoner

    4:00 PM on the 500 block Art & Music Stage.
  • Brian Betts Band

    5:00 PM on the 500 block Art & Music Stage.
  • Chef Tim Foods

    Etters, PA
    Chef Tim's Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette & Seasonings. Vinaigrette: Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Sugar, Kosher Salt, Granulated Garlic, Black Pepper, Oregano.
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