The GoggleWorks offers 145,000 square feet of dynamic space, including: galleries; classrooms; dance and music studios; a darkroom; a glass blowing facility, plus a warm and cold glass studio/classroom; a woodshop; ceramics and jewelry studios; a 131-seat film theatre; a café; community meeting places; 34 artist studios where working artists educate the public about using their process and means of expressing themselves through their art; and offices for 26 local community arts and cultural organizations. The GoggleWorks is a community art and cultural resource center for Berks County and Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania, and is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country. The mission of the GoggleWorks is "to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community." The artists and arts-based organizations housed within the building are all committed to renewing and revitalizing the community. Thousands of visitors experience the dynamic GoggleWorks campus at community open houses on the 2nd Sunday of every month by touring artist´s studios, participating in workshops, observing dance and music performances and attending exhibition openings in the distinctive galleries. The arts center also runs after-school programs attended by over 300 children from the area, and offers classes, music and dance lessons, summer camps, and family activities. There is no admission fee and plenty of free parking.
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is located at the corner of 2nd & Washington St. in Downtown Reading