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Upcoming Events

Unearthed – Opening Reception and Gallery Show

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - August 11 @ 6:00 pm
Unearthed: Group show featuring three-dimensional work Opening reception Saturday July 13 4-6 pm.  Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments. The show runs until August 11. Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 3.…
Josh Luxon-Robinson

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. The program: Johannes Brahms -Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 72, No. 2 Leonard Bernstein -Touches: Chorale, Eight Variations and…

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, who will discuss what we can learn about today'Constitutional issues from Franklin…

Small Works – Opening Reception and Gallery Show

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 8 @ 6:00 pm
August 17 – September 8 Group show featuring small and often very affordable works Opening reception 4-6 pm. Show continues through September 8. Gallery visiting hours 11 to 3 Saturdays and Sundays except for …
Daniel Manacher, Shwoopy Loops, 2013

Third Annual Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists – Opening Reception

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 6 @ 6:00 pm
September 15 – October 6 3rd Annual Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists Opening reception 4-6 pm We are very excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists!…

Gala Annual Dinner – Salute to the Sandisfield Players!

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our master chef Adam Manacher followed by a star-studded salute to the Sandisfield Players, with clips of highlights from such performances as Our Town, Charlie and the Chocolate…

“Dick and Jim” – An original play about the friendship of Richard Avedon and James Baldwin

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Dick & Jim is an original play be poet/playwright Neil Silberblatt  tracing the friendship and collaboration between photographer Richard Avedon & essayist/playwright/activist James Baldwin. The play revolves around (imagined) conversations between Avedon & Baldwin…

Women in Photography – Opening Reception with Talk by Amy Arbus

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - November 10 @ 6:00 pm
October 13 – November 10 Women in Photography Opening reception 4-5:30 5:30 Slideshow and talk by Amy Arbus, world renowned award-winning photographer

Bobby Sweet Trio in the Cabaret

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet is an engaging storyteller, dynamic performer, and a longtime favorite of Sandisfield Arts Center audiences. The Berkshire native and sixth generation musician has received praise for his Country-Americana style and story…

Recent Post

2024 Daniel Manacher Young Artist Prizewinners Announced!

We are very excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists! This year's juror was Josephine Halvorson, an accomplished artist and the Chair of the MFA Program in Painting at Boston University's College of Fine Art. She has a studio here in Sandisfield.

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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!