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July 5 First Fridays Artswalk

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Fridays Artswalk joins The City of Pittsfield’s First Fridays at Five in 2024! Enjoy a Makers Market, Family Fun Zone, live entertainment, and so much more at this new downtown Festival!

First Fridays Artswalk transforms downtown Pittsfield retailers, restaurants, and organizations into art galleries. Explore art and meet artists during opening receptions on the first Friday of the month, May through September from 5 to 8 pm, with most art on display all month long. Open studios, art making, and live art demonstrations on the first Friday.

Participating venues on Friday, July 5 include Berkshire Art Center, Berkshire Black Economic Council, Clock Tower Artists, Dottie’s Coffee Lounge/Dorothy’s Estaminet, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., Hotel on North, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Living in Recovery, Marie’s North Street Eatery and Gallery, Marketplace Cafe, NUarts gallery + studios, Roots and Dreams and Mustard Seeds, Soda Chef, and THECOLLAB. There will also be Interactive Pottery Demos in Palace Park with Jim Horsford and a Free Kids’ Paint and Sip on Dunham Mall.

Download the Downtown Pittsfield app in the App Store or on Google Play to follow a virtual walking tour of art on your cell phone.

Event Highlights (South to North):

Artists at the Clock Tower, 75 South Church Street, Third Floor
Karen Carmean, Deborah H Carter, Joan Palano Ciolfi, Randy Foulds, Marion Grant, Nava Grunfeld, Caroline Kelley, Bruce Laird, Mark Mellinger, Linda Petrocine, Shany Porras, Sally Tiska Rice, Ilene Richard, Audrey Shachnow, Jordan Stone, Sharon Walthew, Stefanie Weber, and Carmel Wilson
Open Studios: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

City Stage Entertainment (south end of the road closure on North Street near Park Square)
Amy Ryan Band: Friday, July 5, 5 to 6 pm
Misty Blues: Friday, July 5, 6 to 8 pm

Marketplace Cafe, 53 North Street
“Biosphere” by Lori Bradley
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 5 to 7 pm

Living in Recovery, 75 North Street
Artworks by Shane Ott and Jeff Malderez
“The art of poetry” – poems written by Living in Recovery members
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Berkshire Black Economic Council, 33 Dunham Mall, Suite 101
“The Creative Journey”
DeSean Scales
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Roots and Dreams and Mustard Seeds, 119 Fenn Street
Rochely Dejesus and Hernan and Jackeline Bonilla
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm ONLY

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue
“I AM A PART OF ART”
Community Access to the Arts’ Annual Art Show
Celebrating the work of artists with disabilities
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Pottery in Palace Park with Jim Horsford
Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Marie’s North Street Eatery and Gallery, 146 North Street
“Hidden By the Weight of Our Scales”
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Berkshire Art Center/Brothership Building, 141 North Street
“All Fired Up Again: Open Call” by the Berkshire Potters Collective (north window)
“Sue Browdy, Potter: The First 65 Years” (south window)
Free All Ages Art Making Drop-In: Friday, July 5, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Soda Chef, 161 North Street
Nicole March Art – Window Display

THECOLLAB, 163 North Street
Noah Beauregard and Mike Carty
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm
Free Live Performance by SACR3D from 7 to 8 pm

Sottile Park, corner of North and Eagle Street
Live Art Demo with Mollie Kellogg
Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Hotel on North, 297 North Street
“Beyond the Surface: The Depth of Identity”
Jody King Camarra
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

NUarts gallery + studios, 311 North Street
View the Hall Gallery featuring the works of resident artists.
Ma’leek Adams-Powell, Casey Dougherty, Marney Schorr, Elina Estrella, Myk Daigle, Brent Ridge, Julia Britell, Richard Britell, Madeleine Boga, Dawn Meltzer, Laura Thompson, Kathy Gideon, Joan Rooks, and Kate Merlini
On View: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and Framework, 431 North Street
“Pittsfield Parade Posters Through The Years”
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge/Dorothy’s Estaminet, 438/444 North Street
“FOR THE LOVE OF: Culture, The Figure, and the Landscape”
On View: Friday, July 5 until 10 pm
Live music with local cover band, Mr. Doubtfire, from 7 to 10 pm

Details

Date:
July 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.firstfridaysartswalk.com/

Organizer

First Fridays Artswalk
Phone
413-443-6501
View Organizer Website

Venue

Downtown Pittsfield
Pittsfield, MA 01201 + Google Map