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All we are saying is give peace a chance. Thanks, My Morning Jacket and The Districts, for spreading this message last week on our concert field. #morelovelesshate ... See MoreSee Less

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Building 6. Berkshire mountain fog. Doesn't get better.

Photo: Michael Moran
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Tonight, at 5:30 pm, Shirley and Akilah Edgerton and Youth Alive, a dance group focused on empowering youth of color in the Pittsfield region, join local musicians and members of the Berkshire Jewish Community in a musical tribute to Nick Cave: Until. The celebration spills out of the gallery later in the night and continues at our riverside beer garden, where more live music begins at 8pm.

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2 days ago  ·  

Hello North Adams, Massachusetts! We're at Downtown Celebration today. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

A satellite has fallen to earth and is now suspended between two MASS MoCA buildings. Access is through the Boiler House and piece together where it came from and why it's here.

Michael Oatman, all utopias fell, 2010
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3 days ago  ·  

We were a little hesitant at first ‚ÄĒ but yes, you can actually walk through this painting. Although it's just as fun watching people tiptoe around it.

Rodney McMillian's "a beckoning: We are not who we think we are" is on view now.
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4 days ago  ·  

Downstreet Art

A busy week at DSA headquarters. We just wrapped a week-long residency with Jamie Diamond and kids. Be sure to see the exhibition at MCLA Design Lab - opening Aug. 31 ... See MoreSee Less

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What happens when you give a bunch of kids disposable cameras? See the results at the next DSA 8/31 @mcla_edu Design Lab(49 Main) #getdown2017 #10years #participatoryart #intheberks #namazing #localfolks ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for the 3rd DSA Thursday of 2017 as we unveil the newest DSA commissioned mural by Belarus/NYC based street artist Yu-baba!

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Freestyle rap from Seth Brown, North Adams Makers' Mill weaving demonstration in their parklet, the return of Williams College Museum of Art's people's library. Tunes from Izzy Heltai + Craig Hop The KinG organized by Berkshire Organization for Original Music - BOOM. New art at the Design Lab, Gravity Gallery, outside, and CYNTHIA-REEVES. Continuing exhibitions with extended hours at MCLA Gallery 51, Ferrin Contemporary and Berkshire Art Museum.

The SereniTea Cafe will be serving up some sweet treats.
Bike North Berkshire will once again be biking through.

Stay tuned as we add additional details!
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DSA Thursday

August 31, 2017, 5:00pm - August 31, 2017, 7:00pm

Join us for the 3rd DSA Thursday of 2017 as we unveil the newest DSA commissioned mural by Belarus/NYC based street artist Yu-baba! Plus: Freestyle rap from Seth Brown, North Adams Makers' Mill weaving demonstration in their parklet, the return of Williams College Museum of Art's people's library. Tunes from Izzy Heltai + Craig Hop The KinG organized by Berkshire Organization for Original Music - BOOM. New art at the Design Lab, Gravity Gallery, outside, and CYNTHIA-REEVES. Continuing exhibitions with extended hours at MCLA Gallery 51, Ferrin Contemporary and Berkshire Art Museum. The SereniTea Cafe will be serving up some sweet treats. Bike North Berkshire will once again be biking through. Stay tuned as we add additional details!

5 days ago  ·  

Have you been to Gravity Gallery yet? Open today 12 -4pm.
Currently showing:
Separate Bedrooms
Stephanie McMahon + Jason Green
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Stop by the gallery today! Extended hours 12-4pm nice way to start the week!

5 days ago  ·  

North Adams Tourism

Trivia Tonight at the The SereniTea Cafe! ... See MoreSee Less

Got the menu done for tonight!

17 hours ago  ·  

What a lovely day! Plenty to do tonight...
It's the last free Party in the Park concert of the season presented by WUPE FM. Tonight at Noel Field with the Brave Brothers! 6-8pm.
Community Bike Around Downtown meets at St. Anthony's Lot and starts at 6:30pm.
MASS MoCA's chalet is open, too!
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2 days ago  ·  

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21st Annual Downtown Celebration

August 16, 2017, 5:30pm - August 16, 2017, 8:00pm

JOIN US! The 21st annual Downtown Celebration will take over downtown North Adams on Wednesday, August 16 from 5:30 ‚Äď 9 PM. RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 17th This yearly street festiva/community block party brings thousands downtown to celebrate with food, shopping, entertainment and conversation. The celebration will include numerous areas dedicated to family games and activities thanks to dozens of local nonprofits and churches. Children will also enjoy face painting, balloon animals, hula hoops, live music, magicians, and dancing performances! There will be live music at several stages around the downtown, as well as, plenty of street food to keep you filled while you enjoy browsing dozens of vendors and learning more about your community organizations and businesses. Enjoy performances by local dance and gymnastics studios. Meet MASS MoCA on Main St. under the marquee! Sponsored by: Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, City of North Adams BUSINESSES AND VENDORS: Application still available. explorenorthadams.com/annual-downtown-celebration For more information call 413-664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov

3 days ago  ·  

Want to learn more about our vision for North Adams? Read the Executive Summary of our Strategic Economic Development Plan as well as the Progress Report for the Plan.

 

PBS News Hour: Can a contemporary art mecca anchor this once-industrial town? (8/3/17)

 


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With ‘eyes on the future,’ MCLA expands its degree program offerings¬†(7/30/17)

Mass MoCA architect envisions business, arts incubator at Windsor Mill (7/20/17)

Berkshire Economy: North Adams recognized for ‘Putting the Berkshires on the map’¬†(7/7/17)

Welcome to Building 6: Mass MoCA’s 130K-square-foot expansion opens May 28¬†(5/16/17)

Through light and sound, Mass MoCA installation will use steeples to reinvigorate downtown North Adams (5/16/17)

Rep. John Lewis: `Get in necessary trouble’¬†(5/13/17)

North Adams Redevelopment Authority to meet on proposed purchase of Western Gateway Heritage State Park (5/4/17)

James Birge takes oath as MCLA president (4/21/17)

North Adams initiative aims higher after hitting fundraising mark (4/20/17)

Hungry for new business MCLA’s first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge names healthy snacks the winner¬†(4/20/17)

As bigger museum plans emerge, option to buy Heritage State Park on table (4/18/17)

Welcome to Art Country: Five institutions team up for cultural explosion this summer (4/6/17)

Reviving a relic of the Mohawk Trail: New name, new aim for old Redwood Motel (3/21/17)

North Adams bond rating upgraded by Standard & Poor’s¬†(3/5/17)

‘Promise and hope’: North Adams mayor marks State of the City address with emphasis on progress¬†(2/28/17)

North Adams awaits Small Business Revolution winner reveal (2/20/17)

Small Business Revolution sizes up North Adams as semifinalist for $500,000 prize (1/13/17)

With purchase of park, Mass MoCA becomes UNO Center’s newest neighbor¬†(1/12/17)

2017 could be breakthrough year for Mass MoCA (1/2/17)

 


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Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill (7/20/17)

North Adams Planners Review Motel Update, New Businesses (7/12/17)

North Adams Honored for ‘Putting the Berkshires on the Map’¬†(7/7/17)

MCLA Adds Two New Health-Related Majors (6/30/17)

North Adams Eagle Street Initiative Launches; Exchange Project Grows (5/19/17)

Mass MoCA’s Building 6 Opens May 28¬†(5/16/17)

North Adams a Canvas for Mass MoCA Art This Summer (5/16/17)

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Tells MCLA Grads to ‘Get in the Way’¬†(5/13/17)

North Adams Planners Get Update on Greylock Works (5/9/17)

North Adams Authority Reviewing Sales Option for Heritage Park (5/6/17)

Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles Honored With Quinn Award (4/26/17)

MCLA Makes It Official With Inauguration of President Birge (4/21/17)

‘Farm to Hand’ Food Truck Wins MCLA’s First Entrepreneur Challenge¬†(4/20/17)

North Adams’ Model Railroad Museum Eyes Sons of Italy Property¬†(4/18/17)

Berkshire, Bennington Cultural Institutions Create ‘Art Country’¬†(4/6/17)

Mass MoCA Looking to Orient Visitors, Send Them Downtown (3/23/17)

Secretary Ash Tours Greylock Works Project (3/17/17)

North Adams Initiative Pursuing Eagle Street Crowdfunding Grant (3/10/17)

Alcombright’s Annual Address Touts Progress in North Adams¬†(2/28/17)

North Adams Looks at Shorter Bike Trail Project (2/21/17)

North Adams Misses Out on Downtown Funding (2/22/17)

North Adams Looks at Shorter Bike Trail Project (2/21/17)

North Adams Will Know Small Business Voting Results Next Week (2/17/17)

Small Business Revolution Spending 2 Days in North Adams (1/13/17)

North Adams 2016 Year in Review (1/1/17)

 

 


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MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson Discusses Museum’s Expansion¬†(5/22/17)

Crowdfunding Campaign To Beautify Eagle Street, North Adams (4/17/17)

North Adams, MA Is A Small Business Revolution Main Street Finalist (2/14/17)

Alcombright: North Adams Is On The Move (3/1/17)

North Adams The Focus Of National Small Business Competition (1/12/17)

 


Boston.com: This small Mass. town isn’t famous yet, but will be, according to Travel + Leisure (6/28/17)

The New York Times: A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe (5/26/17)

The Boston Globe: Mass MoCA thinks big with latest expansion (5/20/17)

MassLive:North Adams wins $25,000 grant to improve historic downtown street (5/13/17)

The City of North Adams created this video of Mayor Alcombright talking about the Arts and Culture in North Adams – featuring our new brand in the background!

From Architectural Digest: The Art Capital of New England is a Former Factory Town (4/12/17)

From 1Berkshire: 1Berkshire Announces Winners of Esther Quinn Award (4/10/17)

From the Boston Globe:  Mass MoCA talks expansion (2/9/17)