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Upcoming Events

Award-winning Andre Lambertson Documentary Photography

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Sunday October 1 (rescheduled from Saturday September 23) in the Gallery from 4 to 6 pm is the free opening reception for “Andre Lambertson Documentary Photography.” Be sure to be there at 5 pm…

Memorial Garden Opening Ceremony in Honor of Val Coleman

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 PM
The opening ceremony for our Memorial Garden will honor Val Coleman, longtime friend, volunteer, speaker, and Board member of the Sandisfield Arts Center, whose family's gift in his honor helped turn the plot into…
Ari and Mia at SARC 2022

Folk Duo Ari and Mia in Concert

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 PM
Come hear New England's Americana sister act, folk duo Ari and Mia, perform music that honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Their own compositions cross paths with…

Foraging for Mushrooms

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Join mushroom expert Matt Glushien for a walk to gather mushrooms, then continue for a cooking demonsration and optional natural wine tasting. Limit 10 people.
Sandisfield without trees

Sandisfield without the Trees

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 AM
What would Sandisfield look like if all the trees were magically removed? What did it look like when it was more farms than forest? See for yourself and learn about LIDAR (light detection and ranging) with…

Curated Group Show of Regional Artists – Free Opening Reception

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Join us for the free opening reception November 4, 4 to 6 pm. The show runs to December 3. This group show of regional artists will include the work of Falcon Laina, winner of…

An Evening with Carol Burnett – POSTPONED –

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 PM
Unfortunately due to the availability of our actors, this event is POSTPONED until next season.  Join us next year to roll with laughter when you relive the magic and hilarity of Carol Burnett's comic…

Simon Reads – Free!

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Join us for a reading by Simon Winchester and a discussion of his 2023 book, Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge from Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic. “A delightful compendium of the kind…

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Barbara Penn

Barbara Penn: Teacher, Zen Sensei, Writer, Board Member, and Friend

I am deeply sorry to share with the Sandisfield Arts Center and wider community the sad news that Barbara Penn, longtime Board member of the Sandisfield Arts Center, passed away in February of this year -- an unexpected turn in what had seemed a very manageable and not life-threatening heart [...]

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About Us

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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!