The Berks Street Art Festival returns with chalk art, music and food

The 2nd Annual Berks Street Art Festival, presented by local nonprofit The Camel Project, will be held Saturday, May 14, 2002 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center. The rain date for the event is May 21, 2022.

The Berks Street Art Festival is a free outdoor family fun day filled with art, interactive activities, music and food. Festival-goers of all ages are encouraged to show off their chalk art skills by drawing on the cobblestone areas of the event. A free chalk will be offered to the first hundred registered.

There will also be music and dance performances, as well as interactive art demonstrations that adults and children can participate in. Among those due to appear are LV Drum Circle’s African Drumming, Cosplayers Care’s Disney Karaoke, the Reading High Red Knights Dance Team, Story Time with Jenna and the Reading Town Police K-9 Unit.

In addition, more than twenty community organizations will take part in the event. New this year, there will be a special ‘Transportation Art’ exhibit featuring classic and rare automobiles.

Highmark Wholecare is the main sponsor of the event along with Customers Bank, Members 1st FCU, Visions FCU and YMCA of Reading and Berks County.

“We need a day for young people and adults to balance their emotions and mental well-being with art and hands-on experiences,” said Pamela Gockley, executive director of The Camel Project.

“The past few years have been challenging in many ways, so we hope this festival will provide people from all walks of life the opportunity to connect and have fun through the arts.”

The Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center is located at 2615 Warren Rd, Reading, PA.

The Camel Project’s mission is to eliminate bullying in all its forms and help communities, including schools, organizations and individuals, change the culture of violent and unacceptable behaviors that lead to trauma and abuse. .

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Reggie S. Williams