Located two blocks from the Schuylkill River, the Walk In Art Center is housed in the former Walkin Shoe Factory, an historic three story factory built in 1887. Though a successful company for decades, the Walkin Shoe Company closed shortly after 2000.
In 2002, the empty factory became the property of Evans' Transportation when Mr. Bert Evans purchased the space. His plan was to convert the building to serve as the company's national headquarters, municipal police station and a non-profit food pantry.
In 2008, the ground work was laid for the Walk In Art Center, which was to occupy the remaining space in the building. In 2011 the Walk In Art Center obtained 501 (C)(3) Non Profit Status, and began to inspire, equip and celebrate the cultural and creative talent of Schuylkill County.
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation envisions a community that embraces philanthropy to sustain generations today and tomorrow! The Community Foundation encourages philanthropy at all levels, provides comprehensive donor services and responds to changing needs and opportunities in the community including: Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Diversity, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Human Services.
The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer Community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform Choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertainment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music.
The arts centers mission is to provide inclusive educational opportunities for all to create, learn, and appreciate the fine and performing arts in a safe environment. The arts are important to the development of a healthy community. We believe all can be a part of the diverse social and creative setting found within our center.
The Arts Barn Gallery is a unique Schuylkill County, PA art and craft gallery featuring original artworks made exclusively by Pennsylvania artists. The Arts Barn is a great place to find a unique gift for anyone on your Holiday gift list. On display is baskets, candles, soaps, stained glass, leather, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, chainsaw carvings, forged metal, paintings, ceramics, wildlife art, photography, textiles, silk scarves, handcrafted wooden furniture, wooden utensils, fused glass, wine jelly, and MORE!!!