Welcome! The Walk In Art Center (WIAC) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded in the belief that art and culture can positively affect the lives of all. Located in rural Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, the WIAC has 14 artists working on-site, classrooms, exhibit space, and our event rental area, The Gallery, a retrofitted industrial space perfect for your special occasion.
Our mission is to inspire, equip and celebrate the cultural
and creative talent of Schuylkill County.
Festive Fun for the Whole Family!
The Walk In Art Center will hold their First Saturday Open House and Holiday Market during Celebrate Schuylkill’s Spirit of The Holidays. Art Vendors, Festive Activities and Holiday Fun!
- Weekend Events:
- Saturday, December 5: 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Sunday, December 6: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- · All 15 Artist’s Studios will be open
- · Talented local artists will be selling their work in The Main Gallery
- · WIAC Studio Artists’ 2nd Annual Exhibition in The Main Gallery
- · WIAC Haven Gallery (on the 2nd Floor) – Holiday Train Exhibit
Special Presentation on Saturday, December 5th at 1:00pm
- · Photos with Santa
- · Food and Bake Sale
- · Holiday Art Raffle
- · Music by Gabriel Youth Orchestra
- · Reading of the Polar Express hourly by Strawberry Playhouse
- · Walk In Art Center Ornaments for Sale
- · Decorate your own holiday cookie in the Cookie Corner
- · Design your own ornament with an artist Jordan Fees
Saturday, November 7th 1pm to 5pm
Walk In Art Center’s First Saturday Open House featuring Artist of the Month Chandon DeLaTorre.
Chandon, of Chandon Photography will be exhibiting a mix of film and digital photography featuring landscapes, nature and portraits.
Take a stroll through our Main Gallery to view the “Warhol At The Factory” Exhibition.
While taking in the art, Healthy Schuylkill Haven will be hosting “Creating Health Artfully.”
Events include: Free Health Screenings and Information along with Kids Fun.
Throughout the afternoon there will be presentations:
1:30 – Hiking in Haven with Rick Nagle
2:00 – Artful Cooking with Penny Shade
3:00 – Line Dancing with Diakon
Meet Local Author Professor John Sinisi. Professor Sinisi is a lifelong believer in the power of fantasy as a way to explore the challenges of being human and humane in a difficult world. His novels are inspired by the tragedies and comedies of modern life and by great books such as “The Lord of the RIngs” that have used fantasy to explore those tragedies and comedies. He is the author of the recently published fantasy “The Sorceress”, and the mystery novel, “Too Many Motives for Murder.” Professor John Sinisi will in our Main Gallery to answer any questions, autograph his books. Two books that will be available for sale are: “The Sorceress” and “Too Many Motives for Murder.”
Walk In Art Center will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.
First Saturday Open House:
October 3rd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Come in and visit!
Check out the Studio Artists page to see the work of Kris Miller-Siple, the featured Artist of the Month.
You can also view a full gallery of her work on WIAC’s flickr page.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Gallery at WIAC
A groovy night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, art & dancing in the style of Andy Warhol and 60’s Pop Art.
Black & White or Warhol Era Attire
by B&B Light and Sound
Live and Silent Auctions benefit WIAC
For Sale by Various Artists
May’s Open House will feature “Paw-Casso”.
For more info on “Paw-Casso” visit the Art and Events page.
The usual children’s activities will not be occurring during May’s Open House.
Come also to see Mega Omaha-Boy’s work, as she is the featured artist of the month.
April’s Open House is not the first Saturday of the month due to the observance of Easter. It is April 11th from 1-5pm.
First saturday Open Houses will continue starting in May.
February 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm · $45 per class
NEW PAINTING EVERY CLASS!
A relaxing, yet exciting night out! BYOB of wine. Must be over 21.
We supply paint, canvas and expert instruction.
Go home with a smile on your face and a work of art under your arm!
Click Here to register for this class.
Our second annual Walk In Art Center Bridal Fair took place on February 22nd and was a hit! The gallery space filled up with brides-to-be shortly after 12 Noon and we had over 35 vendors in attendance. The fashion show took place at 2:30, then it was time for the Sophy Jewelers Diamond Dig. Thank you to all the vendors who attended, and of course to the brides and their friends who enjoyed the day. All of the vendors below worked hard to bring our brides a great selection of wedding services and products. Thank you all. See you in 2016!
2015 Vendor list:
Special Moments | Missi Allen Art | Mike McCord Art | Chandon Photography | Mud & Maker | Sophy Jewelers | Momma Millie’s | The Cutting Edge Hair Salon and Spa | B & B Light and Sound | New Energy DJ’s | Hess Catering | Lewis’ General Store | Ed’s USA Rentals | Christian Light Ministries | Remember When Video | Boscov’s Travel | Photography by McDonough | Folk Foto’s | Kphotography | Peacock Design Invitations | Ashely Farr Photography | Iron Kettle Catering | Stella and Dot Jewelry, Handbags | Scentsy | RAMUS Realty Group | Tupperware | Tastefully Simple | Celebrating Home | Yoli Better Boby | Pampered Chef | T and M Productions | Capriotti’s | Advocare | Premier Designs Jewelry | Bella Flora | Cake Pros | Brittany’s Bake Shop