Culture Comes Alive Every Summer

Art in Local Businesses

Each year, DownStreet Art partners with downtown businesses to place art in local spaces. Work can be viewed during normal business hours and can be purchased online through DownStreet Art.


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49 Main St.

Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 4pm

 

September 29 – October 23, 2016: MCLA Student Exhibition

“This exhibition not only provides a valuable opportunity for participating students to display their work, but introduces these budding artists to the larger creative culture of our small city” says Jennifer Crowell, Director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

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MountainONE Bank Gallery

93 Main St.
Mon-Wed & Fri 8:30am-4 pm
Thu 8:30am-5pm
Sat 8:30am-12pm


September 29 – May 2017: Wildflowers: Selections from CATA

CATA, or Community Assets to the Artists, is a local organization that works with disabled youth and adults on a journey of self expression through art.


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Adams Community Bank Gallery

31 Eagle St.
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Sat 10am-12pm

 

 

 

September 29 – May 2017: Keith Emerling, Flower Portraits 

Keith Emerling is a local artist who specializes in realistic and abstract oil paintings of flowers.

 

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40 Main St.

September 29 – October 23, 2016:  Rik Kent

On display at the Holiday Inn Gallery, Rik Kent exhibits his photo realistic drawings. 

Bright Ideas Brewing

Wood & LB (e)111 MASS MoCA Way                                                                                                     Monday-Wednesday 2pm-7pm                                                                                   Thursday 2pm-10pm                                                                                                     Friday 2pm-11pm                                                                                                                     Saturday 12pm-11pm                                                                                                                      Sunday 2pm-7pm

The newly opened Bright Ideas Brewing on the MASS MoCA campus is the newest addition to the seasonal locations where art can be viewed.

June 30 – October 10, 2016:  Paul Chojnowski, Infrastructure Series  

Represented in the Berkshires by the Wit Gallery

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Paul Chojnowski is a unique artist in the way that he “draws” in a non traditional sense of the word. He creates images on Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 11.22.26 AMpieces of wood by burning, scorching, carving, and sanding.

 

 

Also on display are some of his newer, smaller works that are created very similar to the wood, but instead use watercolor paper as the platform for his burning technique. These watercolor works are then hung in custom made mahogany boxes, and using LED lights the works are illuminated from the back in a way suggestive of stained glass.