The 11th annual Block of Art begins Friday, April 28th, with music and dancing at the Pottsville Ramada Inn’s Porterhouse Grill from 6:30-10pm. As with all Block of Art events, attendance to this evening is free and open to the public.
6:30-7:30 Music by Kim Russell-Seibert
7:30-8:00 Block of Art 2017 officially opened by Mayor James T. Muldowney
Little Shop of Horrors performance by Artists in Motion
8:00-10:00 Dancing to the music of The After Hours Big Band
Olivero’s Winery will be providing free wine tastings (as always, valid ID is required to sample or purchase alcohol).
Block of Art continues with a monumental line-up Saturday, April 29th, with activities all across Downtown Pottsville from 10:00-4:00pm.
Visit the local businesses to view local art work.
Join in our scavenger hunt for a chance to win a fabulous prize
Annual Art Auction at the Ramada Inn Porter House Grill we will be hosting children’s activities
10:00-4:00 Art projects brought to you by local art organizations such as the:
The Arts Barn – Oobleck Shape Station, Shape collage Station, Shape Doodle Station
Hershey Area Art Association – Marbling with shaving cream
Walk-In Art Center – to be announced
Also talk with local children’s author Joan Risso.
Check out our chalk artist and face painting.
Live performances with:
11:00-11:30 – Spotlight Kidz
11:45-12:15 – Spotlight Kidz
12:30-1:00 – David Doherty
1:00- 2:00 – Nate Heater Magic
2:00-2:30 – Actors Guild of Schuylkill County – Beauty & the Beast
Stop by Wheel restaurant for a bite and listen to the following:
11:00-11:30 – Not Quite Right
11:45-12:15 – The Troubles
12:30-1:30 – Sterling Koch
1:45-2:15 – David Doherty
2:30-3:30 – Steve Beres
Walking along Center Street, stop to hear:
11:00-12:00 – Chelsea Smarr & David Doherty
12:15-1:15 – Not Quite Right
1:30-2:00 – Chasing Rabbits
2:15-3:00 – Sterling Koch
The Pottsville Free Public Library will be hosting local authors, signing, readings, crafters, a mosaic craft, and a block party. Click here to find out more about the library’s events.
12:00-1:00 – Alex Simmons’ Comics Workshop. Ages 10 and up.
2:00-2:45 – Theater Junction II performance.
3:00-3:45 – Schuylkill Free Shakespeare performance.
12:00 Check out the beautiful stained glass windows at the Episcopal Church and
1:00 Listen to the talented Minor Notes
7:00 pm Anthracite Philharmonic at First United Methodist Church
Concurrent events in town:
10:00-4:00 – The Historical Society
10:00-4:00 – Mud & Maker
10:00-4:00 – Sage Coffeehouse & Tea Garden
10:00-4:00 – Peter Nein’s Galleries
10:00-4:00 – Pottsville Senior Center
Block of Art comes to a close, but not before our last few treats this Sunday, April 30th. After the wild fun of Saturday, enjoy a mellow, happy Brunch with the Artists at the Greystone restaurant at 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Get to meet the people behind your favorite pieces, and have a chance to ask them your burning questions; all while enjoying the fine dining and drinks of the Greystone.
If you have a little one that fancies tea, The Maid’s Quarters will also be having a children’s tea party this Sunday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Please be sure to contact the Greystone ( (570) 628-4220 ) and Maid’s Quarters ( (484) 223-9497 ) in advance to make reservations.
It’s a weekend full of fun, festivities, and gorgeous art. We hope to see you there!
For details and updates please see www.block-of-art.org or our Facebook event page for updates!