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Upcoming Events

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Churches of Sandisfield – Talk and slide show by Ron Bernard

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
Sandisfield historian Ron Bernard opens our season with “Churches of Sandisfield,” a talk and slide show. For 250 years churches shaped community life in Sandisfield. Come meet the pastors and notable personalities whose fascinating…

“After the Thaw,” Guild of Berkshire Artists show – Free opening reception

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
We are delighted to host a second annual Guild of Berkshire Artists exhibition, "After the Thaw", with an opening reception Saturday May 4, 4 - 6 pm. The exhibit runs until May 31st, 2024.…

Memorial Garden Opening Ceremony in Honor of Val Coleman

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
The opening ceremony for our Memorial Garden will honor Val Coleman, longtime friend, volunteer, speaker, and Board member of the Sandisfield Arts Center, whose family's gift in his honor helped turn the plot into…

Film and discussion with Andre Lambertson, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 PM
Last season the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Andre Lambertson presented a photography show and slide talk that were so powerful and timely that by popular request we have invited him back for this special…

Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 PM
Tomáš Kubínek - Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible (90-minute performance, mature audiences) London's Time Out calls him "Hilarious and enormously talented." Billed as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, Tomáš Kubínek…

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 PM
Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play featuring Joel Brown on Guitar, Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica is (to quote the Los Angeles Times ) ”rollicking fun, led by bassist, trombonist and pianist Chris Brubeck the vocal trio…

Pick Up the Pen: Start Your Writing Project

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
The Arts Center is pleased to host Lara Tupper's community writing workshop. In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn practical tips and easy prompts that will allow you to develop a writing routine and…

Open Mic Variety Show – Free!

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
Bring your jokes, poems, songs, and other talents to share with your neighbors over light refreshments. If you're contributing, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up. Free.

Romance in the Afternoon: Piano Recital with Josh Luxon-Robinson

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Young pianist Josh Luxon-Robinson returns by popular demand after his terrific recital here last summer. He'll be playing other Romantic piano favorites - check back for the program.  

Constitutional Limits and the Role of the Supreme Court: Lessons from Franklin Roosevelt’s Struggle with a Conservative Court

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 AM
We are proud to continue the Bill Cohn/Val Coleman Series on American Society and Culture with this timely talk by Kenneth Cohen. Ken is a retired partner with Goodwin Proctor Law in Boston and…

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Call for Artists Closed - 2024 Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists

April 8 update: Thank you to everyone who submitted! We are thrilled with the quality of the work our judge, Josephine Halvorson, will consider.

Applicants will be notified of results in June.

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The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Daniel [...]

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About Us

In 1839, the Sandisfield Arts Center building began an 80+ year run as a Baptist meeting house, followed by another 75 as an Orthodox synagogue (the only known rural Orthodox synagogue on record in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). In 1995, the building was reborn as a performing arts center.

Since that time, the Sandisfield Arts Center has evolved into a professional non-profit organization recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the National Trust, and the public for our dedication to preserving this historically-important building and rehabilitating it for use as a performing arts center. In 2006, the building was accepted on the National Registry of Historic Places as “The Montville Baptist Church.” Visitors now come from all over Berkshire, Hampden & Litchfield Counties, as well as New York, Boston and Connecticut for our unique, quality performances.

The small-town, grass-roots commitment that gave birth to the Sandisfield Arts Center in 1995 is still present today, as the organization depends almost entirely on volunteers. These dedicated folks meet, administer, clean, bake, paint, host, donate and perform their way through tough economic times, long, cold winters, and all the challenges that small, non-profit arts organizations face on a daily basis. Please see our Volunteer page if you’d like to participate!