The June 7 First Fridays Artswalk will encompass sixteen art shows featuring over two dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District. Venues will reach as far south as the Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, and as far North as Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North Street. The June First Fridays Artswalk will kick –off with opening receptions and artists present throughout the “walk” from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 7. There will be a free guided walking tour beginning at 5 pm on June 7 at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.

New shows from local artists will also be displayed at the following locations as part of First Fridays Artswalk: Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge, Steven Valenti’s Clothing, TKG Real Estate, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., Brothership Building Window, the Marketplace Café, Berkshire Paint and Sip, RJ Stohr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, and Berkshire Medical Center.

Most art exhibits are on display in participating venues throughout the month. Please check with venues for hours of operation. You can get more information on First Fridays Artswalk, exhibit schedule and view a listing and map of all participating artists and locations by going here.

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. This project is also supported by a grant awarded by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Build Community initiative with funding from the Barr Foundation.

(press release sent to Townsquare Media Berkshire radio stations from Kimberly Gritman of downtownpittsfield.com for online and on-air use) 

Featured Image: Augusta Rose Photography (Marketplace Café) - All images used by permission