No in person events at the Arts Center until September at the earliest-but plenty of live and recorded online happenings!!

Recent Posts

Preview "'Our Town' at the Minack," and come see it in 2021!

A highlight of our 25th anniversary 2020 season was to be the showing of "'Our Town' at the Minack" a film about the 2016 preparations and performance by the Sandisfield Players at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. England,

The 90-minute film will be shown next season, but in the meantime, you can [...]

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"Giving Tuesday 2020": The gift of poetry from our donors, read by Ben Luxon

For Giving Tuesday this year (May 5, 2020), we made an offer that would be meaningful to a very special type of audience, and donor -- a Sandisfield Arts Center-type audience and donor:

Donate in any amount, and mention a poem you'd like to hear Ben Luxon read. We'll draw names from a hat and [...]

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For Memorial Day, A Requiem from our own Ben Luxon

As we approach Memorial Day 2020, a Memorial Day unlike any other in our country's history, it's good to remember how it originated and what it is meant to memorialize. From History.com:
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official [...]

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Thad Kubis photo

Live online: Two photography workshops with master photographer Thad Kubis!

What's a community Arts Center to do when its 25th anniversary celebration meets a global pandemic? We have canceled in person events at the Arts Center until at least September, to re-evaluate in August, but in the meantime we'll be offering a rich array of live online and recorded events and [...]

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Bruce's Hardware

Shop local is better advice than ever!

In 2020, we love our advertisers more than ever. These local businesses have supported the Sandisfield Arts Center through thick and - where we seem to be now - thin. They took ads in our beautiful 2020 program brochure - sadly now obsolete, but soon to be posted online (some of you will receive in [...]

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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!