Community Spotlight: Kate Lauzon

Kate Lauzon, the current, passionate chair of the Morningside Initiative in Pittsfield, is volunteering her time to help bring community programming and a light to the Tyler Street area, an area she calls home. With the help of other dedicated volunteers, the Morningside Initiative has been able to host family-friendly events such as a Game…

Public Art, Paintboxes, Pianos, Pride! Pittsfield’s Artscape brings the 4Ps!

Artscape is an energetic, volunteer-led committee responsible for the fun, accessible, and professional public art in various outdoor locations throughout the City of Pittsfield. One of their most visible contributions are the beautifully painted electrical load boxes in downtown Pittsfield. This summer, in partnership with Berkshire Music School, Artscape has helped bring a unique type…

Community Spotlight: The Pittsfielder

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s newest Board Member is Nicholas Russo, but you may have heard of him by another name, or alias really, “The Pittsfielder”. Russo has been provoking thought and inspiring conversation about our hometown, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, through his “The Pittsfielder” website and Facebook page. “The Pittsfielder is about seeing the city from a new…

Berkshire Lightscapes. Downtown Pittsfield, MA.

Berkshire Lightscapes secures a $50,000 matching grant opportunity to implement artistic LED lighting in downtown Pittsfield!

Berkshire Lightscapes, a steering committee exploring light applications for the arts and public safety in Pittsfield, has taken another huge step towards creating permanent, dynamic and artistic LED lightscapes on buildings and public spaces in downtown Pittsfield. After a successful and beautiful proof of concept on the First Agricultural Bank building this winter, Berkshire Lightscapes has…

Ty Allan Jackson. Big Head Books. Downtown Pittsfield, MA

Community Spotlight: Ty Allan Jackson

For Pittsfield resident Ty Allan Jackson, no passion burns brighter than to instill the value of reading in children. Jackson, the author of four children’s books, is also an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and leader of a social media movement, #ReadOrElse. Since writing his first book, “Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire-The Lemonade Escapade”, in 2009, Jackson has tirelessly…