As an organization, we could not be more excited for the launch of the new Creative Business Incubator program. This year, MCLA’s BCRC invited proposals from local artists and creative workers who are interested in activating available spaces in downtown North Adams, by using available storefronts as pop-up spaces to realize their ideas.

In an effort to highlight the talent of local artists, proposals were limited to artists living in or working within 20 miles of North Adams.

Through the Creative Business Incubator program, the BCRC staff will work closely with selected artists to encourage their sustained presence in downtown North Adams.

As part of this inaugural initiative, DSA provided each participant with a student intern from MCLA, who will work with each space to help realize their plans.  The artists also will enjoy support from a range of local experts who will serve as mentors.

Creative Business Incubator spaces are located at 33 Main Street, 85 Main Street (Concourse), 87 Main Street, and 10 Ashland Street.

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10 Ashand St.

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 12 – 4 PM

Directed by Mandy Johnson and James Jarzyniecki

Dedicated to solo exhibitions by emerging artists, Outside includs a small shop of art and design publications.

Current Exhibition: Measure, Joyce Zavorskas

Places that matter, where ocean encounter sand, have quiet dignity, enduring adversity form the forces of nature with stoic calm and acceptance. Wind, rain gravity and the rising seas pound against the sand and clay cliffs, creating intriguing rhythms and patterns, but hastening their imminent demise.

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33 Main Street

Together we, inspire creativity, strengthen our artistry, and encourage each other to positively contribute to our community.

Current Exhibition: common folk gallery has closed for the season, but the folks at common folk can be found all over North Adams. Like them on Facebook or see them at a show.

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Butterfly Effect Gallery
85 Main St.

Christina King, Cheryl Wildermuth, and Julianne Jock


“Butterfly Effect” has closed. It was a collaboration between three Elementary teachers who hope to show their paintings as artistic responses to visitors and neighbors alike that come in contact with the gallery space. It is through this project that they strive to become more deeply immersed in the beauty of the butterfly effect, both witnessed and experience though the various roles these artists have had in this truly amazing community.


Thinwalls studio workshop

Thin Walls Studio & Workshop – 87 Main St.

Joshua Ostraff, a visiting art instructor at MCLA, will use Thin Walls Studio & Gallery, to focus on two projects.

Thin Walls Studio has closed for the season. See his work at MCLA Gallery 51 this winter with an exhibition opening January 26, 2017.