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Upcoming Events

Daniel Manacher, Shwoopy Loops, 2013.

Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists – Call for Artists!

May 6 - 11:59 PM
Call for artists is now through June 30. The image above is Shwoopy Loops, 2013 by Daniel Manacher. JUNE 30 DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2nd ANNUAL PRIZE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS The Sandisfield Arts Center…

One-Day Kids Art Show-Call for Artists by June 6

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 PM
Come see the work of talented local young artists at this one-day show, then stay for Zoë Lewis Returns. Free reception 1 pm to 2:30 pm where you can meet the artists, discuss their…
Zoe Lewis

Zoë Lewis Returns!

June 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 PM
Fun, heartwarming, thoroughly entertaining show for all ages. Multi-talented Zoë Lewis performs in a wide variety of styles on instruments ranging from traditional to funky. Her show is perfect for all ages, full of…

Workshop: Telling (Your) Dad Stories

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 PM
In this storytelling workshop, you'll learn from experienced storyteller Linda Storms how to tell your "dad stories" whether humorous or touching or both -- from having a father (stepfather, grandfather, big brother who filled…

Telling Dad Stories: Performance – Free

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
In this free afternoon performance participants in the morning's workshop (Telling (Your) Dad Stories) will present their Dad stories for your enjoyment, amusement, and perhaps surprise. A nice way to honor Father's Day on…

Josie Miner Photography – Free

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Opening reception – free. Sunday June 18, 4-6 pm. Show runs to July 8, 2023 with a closing reception 4-6. The Gallery is open before and after performances and by appointment. To arrange an…

Introduction to Handmade Rugs – Free!

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
An overview of the art and history of oriental rugs by expert John Balayan. See a demonstration of knotting on a loom. Bring photos of the front and back of your rug for an…

Second Bi-Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Opening reception July 2,  4 - 6 pm. Continues through July 30, weekends by appointment (contact [email protected]). On beautiful Sandisfield private grounds at the intersection of Cronk and West Streets, featuring regional artists. Check…

Film: “A Stage of Twilight” with Karen Allen

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 PM
Hailed as "an intimate, real drama," this love story is set in the final chapter of Cora and Barry's lives. The film was shot in New Milford, Connecticut and was shown at the Sedona…

Two Saturdays Mah Jongg Workshop

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
Come for two successive Saturdays to learn the intricacies of Mah Jongg from local teacher Sandy Balayan. Reserve a spot and purchase your ticket for Saturday July 15 here. If you also attend the…

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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!