Upcoming Events

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! $20 adults; children 12 and under…
Mr. Wonka and Charlie

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

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - June 16 @ 5:00 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! $20 adults; children 12 and under…

“Grit” a film by Cynthia Wade with Q&A

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm
Shot over the course of six years and co-directed by Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade and award-winning director Sasha Friedlander, Grit has been met with critical acclaim at international film festivals. This cinematic documentary…
Blackstone Valley Quartet

Blackstone Valley String Quartet

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Blackstone Valley String Quartet gets its name from the quaint small-town area of Central Massachusetts where owner and founder Sylvia DiCrescentis has lived and worked for most of her life.  For fifteen years, the members of the BVQ have…

Patricia Hogan — Opening Reception. Show runs through August 1

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - July 6 @ 4:00 pm
Free opening reception Saturday, July 6th 2:00 - 4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until August 1st, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist's Statement:…

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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!