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 am to 3 pm at the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center. 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 talent by drawing on the paved areas at the event. Free chalk will be provided to the first one hundred who register.

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There will also be music and dance performances, plus interactive art demonstrations where both adults and children can participate. Among those scheduled to appear are African Drumming by LV Drum Circle, Disney Karaoke by Cosplayers Care, the Reading High Red Knights Dance Team, Story Time with Jenna, and the City of Reading Police K-9 unit.

In addition, more than twenty community-based organizations will be participating in the event. New this year, there will be a special “Transportation Art” exhibit showcasing classic and rare automobiles.

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

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“We need a day for youth and adults to balance their emotions and mental wellness 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, and so we hope that this festival provides an opportunity for people of all backgrounds 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 assist communities, including schools, organizations, and individuals, in changing the culture of violent and unacceptable behaviors that result in trauma and abuse.

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