Berkshire Artweek Events

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid October 18, 2023

BERKSHIRE COUNTYArtWeek Berkshires is an annual celebration of local creativity. Enjoy 100+ hands-on or behind-the-scenes events and open studios across the region, from gallery shows to live performances, poetry readings to painting demos, and so much more. ArtWeek is presented by the five Cultural Districts of Berkshire County and promoted by 1Berkshire.

Autumn Art & Music Festival at The Clock Tower (for ArtWeek Berkshires)
Join us for a fantastic night of art and music at The Clock Tower in Pittsfield, MA on Friday, October 20, 2023, starting at 6:00 PM.
Stroll through the open artist studios from 6-8 p.m., including guest artistist Pat Soto who will showcase her quilts. Studios are open 6 - 8 PM.
Enter the Autumn raffle to test your luck!
Then, dance the night away to the soulful tunes of Will Caroll's Soultet! This band is sure to get you up and moving! The live music starts at 7:00 PM until 9:00PM.
The Clock Tower, located at 75 South Church Street, Pittsfield, MA (THIRD FLOOR), provides the perfect backdrop for this cultural fest. Its charming , mill-building architecture will enhance your experience, creating a truly memorable evening.
Don't miss this opportunity to appreciate and support local art and music. Mark your calendars and join us at the Autumn Art & Music Fest at The Clock Tower!
Fine Print:
Tickets are available for $20 on Eventbrite until October 19th. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $25.
Children under 12 years old enter free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy a cash bar and complimentary snacks and soft drinks.
The building has an elevator and offers free parking.
Please note that no refunds are available.

STEAM Challenge Night

Thursday, October 19 | 5 to 7:30 pm | FREE
The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Flying Cloud Institute along with the Berkshire STEM Pipeline and the Berkshire Museum will be hosting a night of hands-on science and arts exploration for students in grades K-8 and their families! This is part of Massachusetts’ 6th annual STEM Week. Click here to learn more!

Drop-in Art Making for ArtWeek Berkshires!

Friday, October 20 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm | FREE
Brothership Building, 141 North Street
Join Berkshire Art Center at their Pittsfield location (141 North Street) for a Pop-Up Free Drop-In Art Making event during ArtWeek! During this special event, people of all ages can come to participate in a fun artmaking project guided by a BAC Faculty Artist. No registration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up for any number of the four workshops taught by professional artists in mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. Workshop registration and materials are available for a suggested donation.

Forge your own path and paint out on your own, or take advantage of tips and tricks from our roving professional artists. Participate as a spectator or self-directed artist for free!

Programming starts at 9:30 am each day with a Land Acknowledgement and concludes with an informal reception under the pavilion where everyone can share their work.

Suggested donation:
$15 adults / $10 students

Shared Materials
(required for Sarah Pike’s workshop, optional for others)

All workshops meet at Glen Meadow Loop:

Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive!

Saturday, October 21 | 1 to 5 pm | FREE
Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! Block Party
Saturday, October 21 | 1 to 5 pm
Inside the McKay Street Parking Garage
20+ Vendors – Beer Garden – Food
Live Music with Evan Lanoue & Vaguely Pagan
Performances by Opal Raven Cirque
BB’s Hot Spot
Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! JR. Kids’ Zone
Saturday, October 21 | 1 to 4 pm
Inside the McKay Street Parking Garage
All Kids’ Zone activities are free and costumes are encouraged!