Reutlingen Street Art Festival

Dozens of Berks artists and art students participated in this collaborative painting project, with the results going to a street art festival in Reutlingen, Germany (Reading's sister city).

Reutlingen, Germany

Project Support


Berks Community Murals

Reutlingen Cultural Affairs Department

Mural Installation

Joshua Brightbill 

Project design and fabrication:

Wyomissing Area HS Drawing and Painting Students

Governor Mifflin Art Students

Berks County Artists and Volunteers 

Project completion


About the Project

This project began with a phone call from former Reading mayor, and Reutlingen Partnership organizer, Thomas McMahon.  Tom invited us to participate in a street art festival in Reutlingen, Germany (Reading's Sister City).  As the focus of our work is always collaborative, the theme of our shared cultural symbol, the pretzel, was used as inspiration for a collection of small paintings.  Local artists, and student artists helped paint the collection, and Josh Brightbill travelled to Reutlingen to represent Reading at the festival and install the collection as part of the festival.  

Inspired by this project, Reutlingen art teacher Suzanna Immer organized a collection with her students and sent them back to us in Reading.  They are included in the Berks Pretzel Collection

This timelaspe video documents the festival in Reutlingen, Germany.