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Free Pottstown ArtsWalk for discovering, socializing with area cultural institutions, businesses

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STORY BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com
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“Art has always been a catalyst in the rejuvenation of American communities, and is the focus of Pottstown ArtsWalk,” said Lauren Pierson-Swanson of Steel River Playhouse in a press release.
The Pottstown ArtsWalk, set for Saturday Jan. 7, is free but you should pre-register for your free ticket at www.artfusion19464.org/artwalk. Arts and culture organizations, local businesses and restaurants are all teaming up to bring you a day of fun, food and entertainment.
Can I order as many tickets as I want?
Yes.
Where am I going?
You can visit these in any order you want:
@107, 107 E. High St. and Advantage Insurance: Featuring music by Cordilla Arcay and Matt Asti, artwork by John Quinn, light refreshments and wine tasting.
ArtFusion 19464, 254 E. High St.: Featuring local artists’ collections, an interactive art experience and a soup bowl glazing fundraiser.
Ballroom on High, 310 E. High St.: Featuring free dance lesson, a live band dance with Temple Avenue and refreshments.
Beverly’s Pastry Shop, 322 E. High St.: Offering discounts on sweet treats.
The Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W. King St.: Meet artists of the all-volunteer organization and hear presentations on the project’s history.
Connections on High, 238 E. High St.: Featuring custom portrait making, local artists’ displays and hot beverages.
Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches, 137 E. High St.: Pottstown High School culinary arts students will be making and serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There will also be discounts on food during the ArtsWalk.
High Street Music, 135 E. High St.: Featuring artwork by Pottstown High School students and the Craig Clemens Jazz Trio.
The Hill School Center for the Performing Arts, 780 Beech St.: Featuring a paper lantern art activity and backstage tours.
iCreate Cafe, 130 King St.: There will be discounts on food during the ArtsWalk.
Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine, 235 E. High St.: There will be discounts on food during the ArtsWalk.
Lily’s Grill, 115 E. High St.: There will be discounts on food during the ArtsWalk.
Memory Madness Photo Studio, 16 N. York St.: Featuring an open house in honor of the ArtsWalk.
Montgomery County Community College North Hall Gallery, 16 E. High St.: Catch a staged reading of “A Bright Room Called Day” by Tony Kushner.
MOSAIC Community Land Trust, 10 S. Hanover St.: Paint Schuylkill River rocks for placement in gardens around town.
Potts & Penn Family Diner, 80 E. High St.: There will be discounts on food during the ArtsWalk.
Smith Family Plaza, 100 E. High St.: Featuring sculpture by Eric Berg.
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St.: Featuring a hand-made theatrical costume display by Ally Boughter and artwork by Thomas Poplawski. Also, the N Crowd Improv Group from Philly will perform a show at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.steelriver.org.
Weitzenkorn’s, 145 E. High St.: Featuring works by the store owners’ fifth generation and light refreshments.
What time does this happen?
Family-friendly activities are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Then from 4 to 8 p.m. comes more activities designed for adults.

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