Goggleworks Center for the Arts
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a 501(c) (3) non-profit community art and cultural center located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The mission of the GoggleWorks is “to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community.” Located in a former safety-goggles factory building, the GoggleWorks offers 145,000 square feet of creative 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; and offices for 26 local community arts and cultural organizations. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.2 million and a staff of 12 full-time employees.