DownStreet Art July 2015


87 Marshall Street
Sun-Wed 10am-6pm
Thu-Sat 10am – 7pm

MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, exposure our visitors and bold visual an performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need. MASS MoCA exhibits works by many of the most important artists of today -both well known, and emerging- focusing on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.

MASS MoCA’s galleries are open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children 6–16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit

Kidspace @ MASS MoCA

87 Marshall Street
Sun-Wed 10am-6pm
Thu-Sat 10am – 7pm

Kidspace is a child-centered art gallery where professional, contemporary artists exhibit their work, Kidspace is also a hands-on studio where children create and study art. This exhibit, Walk in My Shoes, features artwork by by Jamie Diamond, Jesse Fleming, and Aaron Johnson to activate empathic responses and amplify awareness of one’s feelings and compassion towards others.

MASS MoCA’s galleries are open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children 6–16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit

Independent Art Projects

at Independent Art Projects 
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Open Daily 12pm – 7pm

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY and CYNTHIA-REEVES at Independent Art Projects presents solo and group exhibitions by pioneering, emerging and established artists presented by galleries from NYC and New England. Presenting contemporary art of all medium, the space operates as a project room, providing galleries, artists, curators and collectors a forum to show current projects, new works and offer special events.

Currently On View:

Opening reception: Saturday, June 20, 4–6 pm
Saturday, June 20–Sunday, August 16 – Ferrin Contemporary,  Glazed and Diffused, A survey exhibition focused on a select group of international artists chosen for their use of fired clay and glaze pigment to convey abstract content.

Saturday, June 20 – CYNTHIA-REEVES, Sarah Amos: Collograph Constructions

C Gallery

33 Main Street
Wed-Sat 12 am-6pm
Sun 12 am-4 pm

C Gallery, a DownStreet Art Pop-Up Gallery, presents work from Artists Joanna Gabler, Richard Harrington and Chris Page.

July 27 - August 23:  Richard Harrington, Finite Infinity

Harrington, a visual artist, will exhibit collaborative work with composer and sound artist Forrest Larsen, and musician Phil Van Ouse consisting of light, sculpture and recorded sound works and a one evening live performance of original works.

June 25 – August 23: Chris Page, Sky Walk Exhibition and participatory performance 

Chris Page will show paintings and photographs based on observation of nature and centered on walking in open environments while holding focused attention on the daytime sky.

July 27 - August 23: Joanna Gabler, Our River

This exhibition will explore the Hoosic River, which runs through North Adams, through the lens of different angles: both digital prints and a public presentation of its potential revival. A collaboration between Gabler and Hoosic River Revival President, Judy Grinnell.

PRESS Gallery

49 Main Street
Mon-Sat 10 am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Letterpress as a Public Art Project

June 25 – July 26: Manifestos: Latitude

Latitude, inspired by a 1763 mathematics manuscript describing instructions for setting up a sundial, explores the responses of four artists responding to the drawing of the sundial. Utilizing various materials of pressure prints, letterpress, and fiber arts, the artists work with their own themes and interests to comment on time specifically in relation to the cosmos, family, documentation and historical versus contemporary technology.

MCLA Gallery 51

51 Main Street
Open daily 10am-6pm

MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2005, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

July 30 - August 23: Margaret Noel and Rocco Scary

Opening reception: June 30, 6-9 p.m.

Margaret Noel’s encaustic paintings fuse alternating layers of paper, pigment and beeswax to portray landscapes and interiors. In the process, patterns become exaggerated, colors transformed, and shapes simplified. Each scene feels familiar but half-forgotten– a blurred remembrance rather than a precise rendering.

Rocco Scary is a multi-disciplinary artist and paper maker whose work explores the concept of ‘place’ as reservoir for memory. Published in 1000 Artists’s Books by Quarry publishing, he is a recipient of a NJ State Arts Council Fellowship Grant and currently teaches sculpture at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown NJ.

William Oberst Studio

16 Holden Street Visit by appointment.
Please call (631) 398-4011

The working studio of realist painter of people and landscapes.

“We all have a shared humanity. Should any of my pictures survive for the next three hundred years, I would hope that people in that distant future see, in my art, how we felt about each other in the twenty-first century, and how we felt about being alive. I would also hope that those future viewers recognize something of themselves in my work.”

Makers Mill

73 Main St.
Tue & Thu 12am-11pm
Wed & Fri 12am-7pm
Sat 10-8pm, Sun 10-2pm

Makers’ Mill, the North Adams Makerspace, is a space for creative collaboration to foster new learning opportunities and build a community around a shared passion for making. Located in downtown North Adams, Massachusetts, Makers’ Mill is a creative resource for the local community that allows people to work and learn alongside one another. It cultivates an environment ripe for experimentation in new media and processes, boosting economic and creative vitality in our region by empowering people to MAKE!

Neck of the Woods Gallery & Common Place Gallery

87 Main St.
Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm
Sun 12pm-4pm

Neck of the Woods
July 26 - August 23: MASS MoCA’s Teen Summer Residency (TSR)

The Teen Summer Residency (TSR) will pair up to 15 teens (area youth ages 13-19), with Kathline (Kate) Carr, a local professional artist, on a collaborative project. Throughout the month of July, Kate and teens will open the space as a work-in-progress as they explore concepts of recycling and architecture through the construction of an immersive cardboard city.

Common Place Gallery

July 26 – August 23: Clockpunchers

Clockpunchers features the work of MASS MoCA employees and Artists: Allison Gageant, Brad Bator, Mary Redstone, Misa Chappell, Chris W. Hunt, Darlene Arnold Lapierre, Nate Massari, Doug Dale, Kathline Carr, Kenny Rivera, Ben Forbes

North Adams is a company town, and we work for the company—MASS MoCA, one of the most dynamic art museums on the planet.  We punch the clock day in and day out. We are some of the grease that keeps the machine humming. Don’t call us unsung heroes. We are artists, and every day we meet brilliance, challenge, and inspiration. It is our privilege to share it with visitors from all over the world.


MountainONE Bank Gallery

93 Main St.
Mon-Wed & Fri 8:30am-4 pm
Thu 8:30am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

July 26 – August 23: William Beattie, Landscapes

For this exhibition Beattie has selected a wide range of works created over the last 15 years. Inspired by his travels and love of nature, Beattie’s work captures the landscape through various regions of the country and across the seasons. For this exhibition, Beattie has selected works created in plein air from locales spanning the country. Works in this exhibition depict the diverse landscapes of the Berkshire Woods, Maine Coast, Vermont, Utah, Arizona, and Washington State.


Open DSA Thursday’s and by appointment

Renowned local Artist Jarvis Rockwell will continue his investigation into what happens after we die in this, his third, Wall Drawing for DownStreet Art. See the two he created as part of last year’s DownStreet Art in the concourse of 85 Main Street. Jarvis will be working to create his new work in Gallery 107.

Adams Community Bank Gallery

31 Eagle Street
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Sat 10am-12pm

July 30 – August 23:  Photography, Chad Joiner

“With this series I have captured areas throughout the country that illuminate both the degeneration and design of the subject. The images transmit a feeling of remoteness and contain some form of monument that provides the viewer with evidence of its former life. “

Natalie Tyler

24 Eagle St. by appointment.

Using bronze and glass Natalie Tyler sculpts natural forms, sometimes on larger scales, creating an environment of discovery and closer inspection. Her work is similar to what a cabinet of curiosities would have done in the past for the early practitioners of science. Birth, growth, death and regeneration are threads that run throughout her work.

Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery

38 Eagle Street
Wed-Fri 12-6pm
Sat 12-5pm

Working space and gallery by local artist, Martha Flood who designs and produces The Woodlands Collection, custom manufactured fabrics inspired by natural textures and patterns we encounter in the New England landscape. The nontraditional images are examples of cutting edge pattern design and advanced digital fabric printing technologies. 2013 Yankee Magazine Best of New England, Editor’s Choice Winner.

Berkshire Artist Museum


159 E. Main St.
Tues-Sun 12-5pm

Opening Reception July 30, 6-9pm

June 25 – October 12

BAM opens three new exhibitions tonight — “Then and Now,” Grier Horner in our new “Berkshire Classic Gallery,” and four new artists in “Fresh Paint.”

A Chapel for Humanity

82 Summer St.
Tues-Sun 12-5pm

A CHAPEL FOR HUMANITY contains a contemporary sculptural epic that includes more than 150 life-sized figures.  


Eclipse Mill Gallery

243 Union St. Studio 10
Thu-Sun 12-6pm or by apppointment.

The Eclipse Mill live/work community consists of a wide range of artists and artisans, currently including painters, writers, potters, fiber artists, composers, educators, a bookseller, a conservator, a light designer, an art dealer and a publishing house. The building is much more than a renovated textile mill with studio space. It is a vital group of creative individuals working independently and collectively to make a live/work space that fits the needs of all.

Current Exhibition:
Fall Down, Burcin Erdi

Turkish Artist, Burcin Erdi will be exhibiting her large multi-depth oil paintings in the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, MA this July.  This is the second time Erdi has exhibited in the United States.  In 2013, Burcin Erdi was invited to be a part of New York’s ArtExpo.  Erdi received the First Place “Global Warming and Climate Change” Award from the Republic of Turkey for her Paintings.

River Hill Pottery


243 Union St. Studio 10.
Thu-Sun 12-6pm or by apppointment

Pottery gallery and working studio of Gail and Phil Sellers.

“At River Hill Pottery we have combined our creativity and experience to bring to you some of the most beautiful baskets in clay. Each piece is handmade with care and craftsmanship for you to enjoy. It is our desire for you to have a piece of pottery that will give you a lifetime of joy. The uncommon basket for an extraordinary life.” Phil and Gail Sellers.

Brill Gallery

Eclipse Mill, Studio 109
243 Union Street
Fri-Sun 12-6 and by appointment

Museum quality paintings, photography, and sculpture.

Now exhibiting: Chad Kleitsch explores the Botanical Mind with more than 40 amazing images of Flowers and Leaves. 

Parlor Gallery


303 Ashland St.
Mon-Wed 7:30am-4:30pm
Thurs-Fri 7:30am-11:30pm
Sat 9:30am-11:30pm

A local coffee shop featuring exhibitions of local North Adams, MA artists and occasional music and poetry performances.

Visitor Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Western Gateway Heritage State Park
115 State Street, Building 4
Open Daily 9:30am-4:30pm

Imaginative exhibits designed to reveal the impact of the railroad industry and the Hoosac Tunnel project.

 North Adams Museum of History and Science

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 5A
115 State Street
Thurs-Sat 10-4pm
Sun 1-4pm

Celebrate the rich history of North Adams.