Arrowhead is now a house museum interpreting the life of the Melville family in the Berkshires. It is owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society, a non-profit corporation.
Award winning Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. “Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires, with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people.” Performances on three stages: the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, and Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, a 99-seat cabaret space in the lower level of the building.
A non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Mass. Located in Pittsfield at the home of Herman Melville, Arrowhead.
“Berkshire Lyric is more than just a chorus – it is a community of choral groups for adults, teens and children with the common goal of learning and mastering the art of choral music
Berkshire Lyric supports a wide range of music education projects in the Berkshires and offers tuition-free musical opportunities to children and teens.”
Innovative and award winning museum of the Berkshires located in downtown Pittsfield, MA.
Vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-four trails, three lifts, two magic carpets, three terrain parks, and 85% snow-making coverage. Day & night family-oriented Snowsports School. Rental skis/snowboards. Summer Activities: Six waterslides and activity pool for younger kids, Zip Line, and Bousquet’s Berkshire Adventure Park.
“The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield was built in 1903 and re-opened in 2006, following a $21 million restoration. This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state of the art technical systems and hosts family entertainment, comedy, live music and more year round.
Located in the lobby of the Colonial is “The Garage”. Its name pays homage to its former owner, Berkshire Auto Co. This newly developed venue, complete with stage, lights and sound system, is their dedicated space for local and regional music performers.”
Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 20 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! First Fridays Artswalk is held on the First Friday of every month, February through December.
Come out on the First Friday for an opportunity to meet with the artists and take the free guided walking tour. Stick around for the Artswalk After-Party held at the Whitney Center for the Arts. The majority of the art is on display throughout the month in participating galleries and businesses. Pick up a map at participating locations!
An outdoor history museum of Shaker life on 1200 acres in Pittsfield. Its twenty original buildings and historic working farm and gardens preserve and interpret the life of America’s most successful communitarian society.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
“The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is Pittsfield’s city owned community arts center, featuring nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, community room, and art gallery featuring changing exhibitions, classes, performances and more!”
“Artscape is a volunteer-led committee which sponsors, plans, and oversees an annual juried exhibition of public art in the City of Pittsfield. The mission of Artscape is to enhance the overall character of the city’s downtown and attract visitors there by installing and promoting works of art in various accessible outdoor locations throughout the Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District.
The outdoor sculptures are by well-known, accomplished artists, and each is unique in its own way. The Artscape walking tour is an outdoor gallery that changes with each year. Come experience the City of Pittsfield through the artists and their works.”
Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park
Free Shakespeare for the whole family — outdoors, under the stars. A summer production featuring a cast of Berkshire County actors and youth—in Pittsfield’s newly renovated First Street Common.
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market
“Every Saturday May through October (9am to 1pm) 20+ farmers and artisans sell pasture-raised meats, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cut flowers, plants, cutting boards, jewelry, pottery and more” at the First Street Parking lot in Downtown Pittsfield, MA. “Each week you can come out to shop, listen to live music, take a workshop, and partake in family-friendly activities.” Rain or Shine. SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps) accepted.
“The streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield will fill with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining, new art, and thousands of people during 3rd.Thursdays.The award-winning free monthly downtown after-hours event attracts as many as 15,000 people to downtown Pittsfield on the third Thursday of each month between May and October, from 5pm to 8pm and beyond.”
“The Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA is dedicated to elevating performance and visual arts. The Whit houses two impressive galleries: Gallery W and the Colt Gallery. Since its opening, the Whit’s galleries have represented artists from over 35 countries. Each gallery exhibits new curated month-long exhibits each month.”
The Whit also hosts live performance such as a Chamber Music Concert Series, an opera series: Opera Notte, and a Cabaret Series. “The Whit is also very proud to house the Town Players of Pittsfield, a Community Theatre Organization that has thrived for more than 90 years! Town Players now performs all of their Staged Readings and fully staged productions @the Whit.”
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