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This May, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., 33 Dunham Mall, will host an original exhibition, on view for the first time, of all 38 photos that were submitted as part of their first ever Pittsfield Photo Challenge. This past fall, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. held a photo challenge to find the photo that best captures why downtown Pittsfield is the “Heart of the Berkshires”. Entrants were encouraged to capture photos that showcased the beauty and personality of downtown Pittsfield, keeping in mind the theme “Heart of the Berkshires”. There will be an opening reception for the show on Friday, May 3rd from 5 to 8 pm during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through the month of May.


Photographs will be exhibited by:

Adam Orazio, Alan W. Metzger, Amy Chin, Bea DaSilva, Becky Manship, Ben Keaton, Brianne Capeless, Caitlin Reese, Christopher Carrigan, Christy Butler, Elizabeth Land, Emily Griffin, Holly Brouker, J. Pierre Gontier, Janet Pumphrey, Joan Rooks, Joanna Arkema, Kate Lauzon, Katie Giroux, Kirsten Huff, Kris Keane, Lauren Pettijohn, Lew Reed Jr, Lynn Racicot, Maria Brodeur, Marlee Tyska, Meredyth Banahan, Monica Hilton, Renee Lutz, Sally Tiska Rice, Shaun Muldowney, Susan Geller, Tammy Kupernik, Vicki Windman, William Leasure, xingning Zhao, and Zach Morris.


To view the original post announcing the winners, visit


For more information on First Fridays Artswalk and to view a listing and map of all participating artists and locations, visit This exhibit is also part of MASS ArtWeek.


About ArtWeek – Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is a 10-day innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. This annual award-winning festival was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities all across Massachusetts.


Featured images in header (left to right): Janet Pumphrey “Giant Panda Attacks 57 Chevy at Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade”, photo by Lewis Reed