A BIG CITY ARTS DISTRICT IN THE HEART OF PITTSFIELD
Downtown Pittsfield’s arts district offers a rich diversity of culture, arts and entertainment. With the Barrington Stage Company, Colonial Theater and New Stage Theatre, the district has blossomed into a hub for live theatre, music, and the performing arts. The Beacon Cinema and the Little Theater offer a variety of independent and popular films as well as special film festivals. The newly renovated Berkshire Museum, the Lichtenstein Center, Ferrin Art Gallery, Berkshire Music School, three dance studios and more than 50 artist studios guarantee that there is something downtown for everyone.
Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company has gained regional and national recognition for its mix of drama and musicals that have won a number of prestigious awards. Many of these successful productions have gone on to Broadway and off Broadway.
The Colonial Theater, located in a magnificent restored historic theater, provides a rich array of live programming for young and old alike. Exciting and diverse programming is provided to suit every taste.
The Berkshire Museum is a place of learning and fun for people of all ages. It’s a wonderful place for a family visit. Its diverse exhibits and exhibitions include pieces from virtually every continent, important fine art and sculpture, natural science specimens, and ancient artifacts. Located within the Berkshire Museum, the Little Cinema presents throughout the year an array of international and art films.
With the latest movie technology and sound, the new Beacon Cinema offers viewers six screens with stadium seating and features latest first run movies. http://www.thebeaconcinema.com/
Berkshire Music School
Berkshire Music School provides quality music education and musical opportunities and performances for all residents.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is a City-owned community arts center housed in a historic building in downtown Pittsfield. It includes a gallery and performance area, workshops, and artist studios. It’s open to the public.
Ferrin Gallery is a private gallery that presents changing exhibitions featuring contemporary art, photography and sculpture from throughout the region along with nationally known ceramic sculptors and studio potters.
Storefront Artist Project
The Storefront Artist Project is an association of local artists dedicated to bring artists and art-making to diverse members of the community, present innovative art exhibitions and installations, and provide non-traditional, visually accessible studio space for artists.
Berkshire Art Association
The Berkshire Art Association is dedicated to encouraging emerging artists and giving Berkshire residents and visitors opportunities to become engaged with contemporary trends in American art.
The Berkshire Carousel organization trains volunteers in the building of an authentic classical wooden carousel. The project involves Berkshire County residents who carve and paint the carousel figures and create the ride artwork.
Berkshire Jazz’s mission is to present jazz performances and promote jazz education throughout Berkshire County.