The Gallery opens in June with outdoor receptions and indoor viewing for small groups!

Upcoming Events

Mr. Wonka and Charlie

Irresistible Excerpts from (Some of) Sandisfield Players Favorite Shows! Free

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
Remember, Relive, Discover some of the most popular Sandisfield Players shows, especially family favorites, introduced by Players Director Ben Luxon. You'll see highlights from-- Jack and the Giant Bean Stalk A Christmas Carol Our…
OConnell on the boat

My Life in the Most Amazing Scientific Program You’ve Never Heard of: 50 Years of Scientific Ocean Drilling

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
FREE online illustrated lecture by Wesleyan Professor Suzanne OConnell. Project MOHO, an ill-conceived plan of the early 1960’s to drill through the Earth’s crust, did not turn out well. But it did have the…
Peter Hason

Gallery Opening and Reception: Peter Hason Photography – Free

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Support our artists! Follow Peter on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/phasonation/ Photography by Peter Hason Artist’s Statement: “My photographs are typically taken from low angles so the perspective is that of looking up, which lends an air…

Share Your Talent – Open (Zoom) Mike – Free

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
Perform on the virtual Zoom stage of the Sandisfield Arts Center or join the audience of your friends and neighbors to see and hear the many flavors of local talent! Got talent you want…

Mastering Impressionistic Photography with your Smartphone or DSLR: A Thad Kubis Zoom Workshop – Free

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 PM
When we were closed for on-site events in 2020, master photographer and friend of the Arts Center, Thad Kubis, enabled us to offer 3 very well received photography workshops over Zoom. This season, while…

Outdoor Sculpture Show – Opening reception

July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
On July 3, how would you like to-- Gather safely with friends including many you have not seen since early 2020? View wonderful sculptures in a beautiful Sandisfield field? Support the Arts Center while…

Sharpen Your Pencils: Crossword Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot – Free

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 PM
One of the highlights of our 2020 online season was a crossword puzzle workshop by the Crossword Puzzle Maven Michelle Arnot, and we're delighted she returns this year for more fascinating inside information about…

Gallery Opening and Reception: Light Tells the Story – Free

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Paintings by Mel Feldman Mel Feldman began painting with watercolors and then took up acrylics, as he found acrylics are more forgiving, and it is easier to correct the work. He prefers to paint…

Roger Street Friedman Band with Ari and Mia – Outdoor Concert – Tentative

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 PM
The talented Friedman family unites to present a strikingly beautiful and must-see show. Chamber-folk duo Ari & Mia open for their uncle, roots/folk rocker Roger Street Friedman, and his band (Matt Schneider on bass,…

A Walk in the Woods – Free

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
A photo walk with Peter Baiamonte Join professional photographer Peter Baiamonte and a representative from BNRC (Berkshire Natural Resources Council) for a casual photo hike at the Clam River Reserve in Sandisfield. Peter’s gallery…

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Call for Artists! Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit July 2021

The Sandisfield Arts Center has put out a “call for artists” for an outdoor sculpture exhibit in a private field located on Route 57 in Sandisfield Center.  The sculpture show will be open on weekends during the month of July.  A COVID-safe opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 3 from [...]

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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!