Berkshire Art Center

141 North Street, Suite 2. Pittsfield, MA 01201


Berkshire Art Center (BAC), formerly known as IS183 Art School, is the leading provider of high quality, hands-on instruction in the visual arts year-round at sites throughout Berkshire County.

Founded in 1991 as a place where “people who love art, regardless of age or ability, can gather to experience creative expression,” BAC has evolved to reach over 2,500 students each year through studio-based classes, artistic events, and out-of-school engagement programs.

BAC’s classes provide opportunities for our community to feel what it’s like to create the art seen in our local museums, to connect with local artists, and to be empowered to make something with their own hands.

Berkshire Art Center’s Gallery Shop at 141 North Street in Pittsfield features work by local artists, discounted art materials, art books and more!

BAC’s Gallery Shop is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm as well as on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 12 to 2 pm. You can also find and follow BAC’s Gallery Shop on Instagram at @bacgalleryshop or shop online at too!