North Adams will host it's first open studios event on October 14-15. Head out to the Berkshires and check out the thriving art community in western Massachusetts.
From the press release:
Mass MoCA will serve as a launching point for regular trolley trips along the route of exhibitions:
MCLA's Gallery 51, 51 Main St., Humanity: Contemporary Art of the Humane Image, seven artists who redefine the contemporary in terms of representational art, symbolism, and extraordinary beauty. Sept. 28th – October 22, 2006
Cup and Saucer, 67 Main St., will feature the ink drawings of Peruvian artist, Jenny Smith
Open Space, 107 Main St., dedicated to the work of artists outside the mills and to a presentation of work from Northern Berkshire Creative Arts
Widgitz, 17 Eagle St., showing the Contemporary Folk Art of Daniel Field
Windsor Mill, 121 Union St., featuring a group installation at Kolok Gallery, and studio works in painting and sculpture by Zhee Singer
Eclipse Mill, 243 Union St., where artists lofts and art works will be open for viewing, and the Eclipse Mill Gallery will be showing "4 + 4", Works by Diane Sullivan, Lisa Nilsson, Linda Mieko Allen, Margaret Smithglass, Mary Therese Wright, Laura Christinsen, Sarah Amos and Claire Beaulieu
Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver St. will also feature open lofts as well as the current exhibition at the Contemporary Artists Center.