The March First Fridays Artswalk will encompass over a dozen art shows featuring over two-dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District. Venues will reach as far south as the Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Avenue, and as far North as Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North Street.

The March First Fridays Artswalk will kick –off with opening receptions and artists present throughout the “walk” from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 6.

There will be a free guided walking tour beginning at 5 pm on March 6 at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue will have “Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture”. Both contemporary and traditional artwork on the theme is represented in Berkshire County’s only Irish Art Show, including photography, painting, sculpture and craft.

The Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue, will feature Lions and Lambs. Lions and Lambs is a play on how March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb, or so the saying goes. Work depicting actual animals is incorporated, especially lions and lambs, but other animal  & Landscape imagery is included as well.

Natalia Bystrianyk

The March First Fridays Artswalk at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, will feature the Youth Art Month Celebration. The exhibit (4th Annual Spotlight on the Arts in Berkshire County Schools) and reception will be open to the community free of charge during First Fridays Artswalk on March 6, 5 to 8 pm.

Join Berkshire County’s talented young artists with their families and teachers to celebrate Youth Art Month at the Berkshire Museum. Works in a wide variety of media and styles created by student artists from kindergarten through grade 12 will be on view in the Museum’s Crane Room February 28 to March 29.

Ryan Grennan

New shows from local artists will also be displayed at the following locations as part of First Fridays Artswalk: The Marketplace Café, TKG Real Estate, Hotel on North, MCLA Pittsfield Branch, RJ Stohr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Berkshire Paint and Sip, Unitarian Universalist Church, Berkshire Medical Center, City Hall, and the Brothership Building Window.

Katherine Haig

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.