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Upcoming Events

Daniel Manacher, Shwoopy Loops, 2013.

Applications Open for Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists to June 15

May 7 - 11:59 PM
The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline June 15, 2022. Three artists will be selected as finalists and each will receive $350 in support…

Gallery Show: “Two Candles” Paintings by Joseph Fossum

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Opening reception 4 - 6 PM June 4. The show continues to July 3 and is on view before performances and other events, or by appointment. Contact [email protected] if you'd like to arrange a…

Roger Street Friedman Concert, Folk Duo Ari and Mia Opening

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 PM
Roger Street Friedman is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Sea Cliff, NY. His critically acclaimed 2017 album Shoot The Moon reached #2 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Album Chart. Recalling the pop-rock singer-songwriter…

Free: Family Film Night – The Original Star Wars!

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  Riley and Bogart Muller are showing the original Star Wars, and providing juice boxes and popcorn for family fun! First entry Lucas's Star Wars…

The Green Box – Book and Film Preview with Jim Kurtz

June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Jim Kurtz will read from his book The Green Box, with an accompanying slide show. The Green Box is the gripping story of an ordinary man called to war — a story rediscovered by…

Mini-Ukulele Festival! Workshop and Performance

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Mini-Ukulele Festival at the Sandisfield Arts Center! Come and experience the 1st annual Mini-Ukulele Festival at SArC.  Join renowned singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis for an informative workshop at 2 pm and stay for an uplifting…

Gallery Show: Stacey Silkey

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Opening reception 4 - 6 PM July 10. The show continues to August 3 and is on view before performances and other events, or by appointment. Contact [email protected] if you'd like to arrange a…
film night

Free: Family Film Night with Bogart and Riley Muller

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  This month's selection To Be Announced - check back.
Cornelius Eady Trio

Poetry and Music with Molly Peacock, Cornelius Eady, and the Cornelius Eady Trio, presented with Voices of Poetry

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 PM
(Picture above: The Cornelius Eady Trio) On Sunday, July 17 at 2 PM, we join with Voices of Poetry for an extraordinary afternoon of poetry, music, and conversation. To bring in the widest possible…

Mushroom Foraging: Workshop and Walk with Matt Glushien

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 PM
Meet at the Arts Center and learn mushroom identification essentials from expert Matt Glushien. Then off to the foraging site which Matt has picked out especially for its fungi possibilities!

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Daniel Manacher, Shwoopy Loops, 2013.

Call for Artists - Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists

The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline June 15, 2022. Three artists will be selected as finalists and each will receive $350 in support of their art practice, as well as a group show of their work at the Sandisfield Arts [...]

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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!