Upcoming Events

An Introduction to Smartphone/Tablet Photography – Free

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - April 27 @ 2:30 pm
Spend time with local photographer and teacher Thad Kubis and learn the basics of smartphone photography (Android and iPhone) and then go way beyond the basics to fully use, control, and create with your…
Kayaks

“Capturing Light”: Photos by Thad Kubis – Opening Reception. Show runs through May 25

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Free opening reception Saturday April 27 2:30-4:00 PM After the opening reception, the show will run until May 25, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist’s Statement Trained as…
Stillinger Jazz

Bill Stillinger and the Sir William Trio

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - May 11 @ 10:00 pm
We're delighted to host the return of the popular and talented Bill Stillinger and his The Sir William Trio (double bass, piano, drums), a jazz group based in the CT and western MA area. The…

Spring Fundraiser Dinner: Celebrate “The Best Little Performance Space in South County!” Gala Benefit Dinner, Auction, and Sneak Season Preview

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - May 18 @ 10:00 pm
Join us for cocktails at 6, followed by dinner, entertainment and auction. Last year you helped us put a Steinway on our stage. This year, help us take the Arts Center to the next…

Olwen Dowling “The Past is Present”: Oils, Watercolors, Monoprints — Opening Reception. Show runs through June 30.

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - June 1 @ 4:00 pm
Free opening reception Saturday, June 1st 2:00-4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until June 30th, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist's Statement: Olwen works…
film night

Free Family Movie for June

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - June 7 @ 8:00 pm
It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  This month’s selection for the whole family will be posted here when the date is closer, and in the Sandisfield Times.

Forest Bathing with Hannah Fries

June 8 @ 10:30 am - June 8 @ 12:30 pm
Join Hannah Fries for a slide show, reading, and discussion about her new book, Forest Bathing Retreat: Find Wholeness in the Company of Trees. People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation, and…

An Evening of Jazz & Bossa Nova with Vita Kay

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - June 8 @ 10:00 pm
Vita grew up in a Soviet republic of Kazakhstan studying classical piano and singing Soviet pop and patriotic hymns.  She later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia and UK. She got…
Mr. Wonka and Charlie

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”— the musical performed by the Sandisfield Players, directed by Jessie Howard and Ben Luxon

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 9:00 pm
A musical at the Arts Center - a first for the Sandisfield Players! Don't miss this musical version of Roald Dahl's famous children's story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!   $15 adults; children 12 and…
Mr. Wonka and Charlie

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”— the musical performed by the Sandisfield Players, directed by Jessie Howard and Ben Luxon.

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 15 @ 9:00 pm
A musical at the Arts Center - a first for the Sandisfield Players! Don't miss this musical version of Roald Dahl's famous children's story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!   $15 adults; children 12 and…

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Welcome to our new website

To the Sandisfield Arts Center community,

As you can see, our website has had a makeover, thanks to the work of our volunteers and support from the Wyomissing Foundation. We hope you'll find it clear and easy to use to do any of the following--

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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!