DownStreet Art June 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 Joshua Field and Chris Page.

June 25 – July 26:  Josh Field, Into this Valley of Hands

Field will exhibit a range of work created during his time living in the Berkshires, highlighting those that drew inspiration from the mountains, the architecture and the history of this region, which he described as “a constant thread that is woven through the work.”

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.

June 26 – July 26: Karl Frederick, Feverland

For this installation Frederick utilizes a Kodak Ektaphraphic III slide projector, displaying 35mm slides found in an abandoned house. According to Frederick, these found 35mm slides create a metaphor for how easily a memory can become distorted, fragmented, or even destroyed over long periods of time and neglect.

PRESS Gallery

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

June 25 – July 26: Manifestos

Manifestos explores how typography and text become the image and the content in the form of declarative statements. This exhibit showcases some of the best letterpress printed manifestos from print shops across the United States and England including: A Revolutionary Press, Angel Bomb, New Lights Press, Harrington and Squires and Holstee. It will also feature the PRESS manifesto, designed especially for this exhibit.

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.

June 25 – July 26: Valerie Hird,  The Origin of Birds

Opening reception: June 25, 6-9 p.m.

Origin of Birds is Valerie Hird’s interpretation of a 15th century Persian poem, and the third exhibition in her new mythologies series. This is her first time showing Origin of Birds as a stand-alone body of work.

Primarily working in oil and watercolor, Hird, a native of Vermont, is deeply influenced by her travels to the Middle East and Central Asia. Her work is rooted in multiple cultures. The nomadic icons she uses are filtered through her own cultural roots to create a transcultural and transnational hybrid that she hopes reject a simple binary East/West interpretation.

William Oberst Studio

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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
June 25 – July 26: CONVERGENCE

CONVERGENCE is an exhibition showcasing a collection of work from thirteen artists in MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, and celebrating the convergence of new and established artists in North Adams’ creative community. These artists work in a variety of disciplines including performance, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and functional art.  Investigating where organic form meets modernism, where human intervention meets nature, and where function meets decoration, the artists of CONVERGENCE explore creation through intersection.

Common Place Gallery
June 25 – September 24: Stained and Blown, A Glass Act

Stained and Blown: A Glass Act – a group exhibition of local glass artists and curated by Commonfolk Artist Collective


MountainONE Bank Gallery

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

Opening Reception, June 25th –  4 – 5pm

June 25 – July 26: Debi Pendell, Semiotic

Debi Pendell’s collages incorporate Acrylic painting, drawing, mixed media and the use of gels to create rich layered worlds which investigate semiotics, language, and meaning based in the format of landscape painting.  The works presented in Semiotic use Pendell’s lexicon – brushstrokes, marks, scrapings, drips, and motifs – as investigations concentrating on abstract elements of recognizable shapes and characters in combination with materials and processes.  Actual space and the illusion of space are explored; created and thwarted. Viewers successfully combine the disparate imagery and find meaning in the gestalt of the combination. 


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

Featuring local and regional artists.

September 25: This Year’s Nature by Andrew Davis

“These paintings are natural landscapes that I have created in the past year. For the most part I work directly from observation, usually in one, two or three sessions. Moving from California to the Berkshires has had a tremendous effect on my artwork. I am including a few paintings from 2008, the year I moved here, so the viewing public can see the changes themselves.”

Natalie Tyler

24 Eagle St. by appointment.


Opening reception: Thursday June 25th, 6-9pm

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.

Rudd Art Museum & Berkshire Artist Museum


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

Opening Reception June 25, 6-9pm

June 25 – October 12

That 70′s Show: 15 Regional Artists exhibit their work from the 1970′s

Fresh Paint Gallery at Berkshire Art Museum debuts with work from Paul Chojnowskie, Peggy Rivers, Michael Rousseau and Rebecca Weinman.

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:
8th Annual Berkshire Salon: Saturday, May 9 to Saturday, June 28

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

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

north adams museum

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

Celebrate the rich history of North Adams.