Happening This Weekend!
A five-part series. Two of today’s art and architecture innovators have challenged us to understand and appreciate their special, and very personal, visions.

Both Gehry and Christo have transformed the very definitions of their art forms, architecture for Gehry and sculpture for Christo. We will review their lives, works, and perhaps recount a few personal stories.

September 23. Learn more here.
Pulsing with energy and emotional intensity, this story about a group of migrants crossing the southern border is raw, visceral, and electrifying — demonstrating the personal impact of crossing an “invisible line.” The group faces many dangers, including the coyote — a human smuggler.

This new dance musical ingeniously combines compelling lyrics, athletic choreography, and elements of Mexican folk music to tell a remarkable tale of courage, fear, and struggle.

September 23. Learn more here.
At the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Married couple, Paul Graubard paints narrative, visionary works. Karen Chase paints abstract paintings. Their work could not be more different.

This show highlights some of their collaborations and their individual work. When they collaborate, each is free to obliterate or change the other's work.

This event is a part of the county-wide ArtWeek Berkshires. 

September 24. Learn more here.
Virtual Paint & Sip Party. This is a fundraiser to benefit Suicide Prevention. You’ll learn how to paint this inspirational landscape image of “Rainbow of Hope”.

September 24. Learn more here.
Head to Hancock Shaker Village's 24th Annual Country Fair where you can enjoy artisanal crafts, live music, timber framing, craft beer & cider, antique tractor exhibition, guided hikes, pony rides, kids' activities, craft demonstrations, meet the HSV beekeeper, Shaker music and dancing demonstrations, and more.

September 25 & 26th. Learn more here.
Sottile Park and Persip Park in downtown Pittsfield will host free outdoor dance performances by local (and nearby) performers. Performances include works by RawDance, Fiona Scruggs, Fern Katz, Danielle Galietti, and Molly Hess.

Performances will loop over the course of the two-hour event, so there’s time to catch the action at both locations!

Don’t miss this FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates live performance in the Berkshires!

September 25. Learn more here.
Award-winning author Robert K. Elder discusses discuss his latest book, Gilbert Wilson’s Moby-Dick, a decades-in-the-making illustrated edition of Herman Melville’s masterpiece. During his lifetime, artist Gilbert Wilson (1907-1991) lived in relative obscurity. Despite a critical splash in the 1930s, Wilson sacrificed financial security for artistic freedom creating more than 200 paintings and drawings inspired by Moby-Dick

Wilson’s Moby-Dick art was also the basis for Jerry Winter’s 1955 short film of the same name.

September 25. Learn more here.
Let’s overload Pittsfield neighborhoods with art and celebrate the creative culture and community of our wonderful city!

Artists will display visual art, photography, fashion, sidewalk art, video…) from their porches, trees, on their lawns, driveways, open their garages, project on homes, place on easels…

We welcome everyone to drive, walk or bike around town to take in all of the art!

Check out the full list of participants here.

September 25. Learn more here.
Domingo Brunch
At Dottie's Coffee Lounge.

Featuring Melissa Britton. She is a singer/songwriter who plays fingerstyle guitar. She plays originals as well as popular cover tunes from throughout the ages.

September 26.
This fall, many cultural organizations, and local artists will participate all across Berkshire County. Street festivals, live outdoor performances, open studios, and more, presenting in tandem to spotlight the creativity & artistic expression in our region.

ArtWeek Berkshires is a collaboration of the five Cultural Districts in Berkshire County: Downtown Great Barrington, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield, and Williamstown.

Now - Sep 26. Learn more here.
The BMS Orchestra invites musicians of all ages to have fun making music together.

This Fall’s repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No.5. 1st MV Allegro con bric. and 3rd MV Scherzo; Mozart’s Symphony No.25, K.183; and Bernstein’s “One hand, one heart” from West Side Story.

Fridays now - Nov 19. Learn more here.
Upcoming Events!
Are you interested in participating with a small, supportive group of oil painters to share your painting (preferably in progress); get positive, thoughtful feedback from other artists; and provide the same for them? 

Learn how to provide honest, helpful feedback to other artists and to utilize feedback from other artists to inform your own efforts. Share useful techniques, material, etc. that you have found to enhance your efforts. 

September 23. Learn more here.
In this multimedia program incorporating still images, video, and close lyrical analysis, Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet (Scribner, 2009), explores the deep and profound influence of the Jewish background and scriptural roots on Bob Dylan’s life and work.

We will see how the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet’s familiarity with Torah, Talmud, and Kabbalah has worked its way into his songs and public utterances, along with his embrace of Israel and the Jewish outreach organization Chabad. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on and discuss how Dylan can best be seen and appreciated as a Jewish artist.

September 30. Learn more here.
Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold its annual 40 Under Forty awards celebration celebrating the esteemed individuals who were part of the 2020 cohort.  The event will be held under a large tent near Paterson Field House, with the scenic Berkshire hills in the background.

September 30 Learn more here.
Save the Date!
At Sotille Park, Persip Park, and the parklet at the Marketplace Cafe. The three downtown locations will feature free outdoor performances by local performers who have also played with Berkshire Busk.

October 1. Learn more here.
Artists Peg Dotchin, Jesse Tobin McCauley, and Ilene Spiewak have met the chaos, confusion, and concerns of this moment in their artistic processes.

Each artist brings her passion for art and design to DISTILLATIONS,

Opening October 1. Learn more here.
Rescheduled from this Friday due to weather. Come experience a unique outdoor show of video art created by 9 local artists projected on the south wall of the Colonial Theatre. 

This large-scale projection show of short videos was produced by local artist and sculptor Joe Wheaton who is well-known for his projections that have been shown in many venues in the Berkshires and beyond. Free, family-friendly.

October 1. Learn more here.
A special evening of local and regional blues and brews at The Colonial Theatre. What could be more satisfying than listening to the sweet sounds of some of the area’s premier blues artists while sampling your favorite craft microbrews! There will be performances on both The Outdoor Stage and The Colonial Stage throughout the evening. Come early and sample the amazing craft beer that the area has to offer.

October 2. Learn more here.
In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter of the rich and famous, travels to Tehran to meet the Shah of Iran’s wife, the Empress Farah Pahlavi. In Andy Warhol In Iran, the iconic American painter visits the country to take Polaroids of the Empress, see the crown jewels and eat cheap caviar — only to encounter a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil.

October 2 & 3. Learn more here.
What's a Farm to Fork Fondo?

An organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way.

Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures is excited to be back in Western Massachusetts for the fourth annual edition of Farm to Fork Fondo – Berkshires at Hancock Shaker Village!

October 3. Learn more here.

Weekly Events
The first teen-run market in the region. We are a year-round and producer-only market.

With live music, chef demos, workshops, and children's activities.
Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Learn more here.