Upcoming Events

Fascism and Racial Laws in Mussolini’s Italy

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 PM
In his talk and slide presentation, historian and part-time Sandisfield resident Dr. Robert A. Maryks will tell a story of the impact of the racial laws on the Jews (and those who were considered…

Wanda Houston Band: ’40’s, ’50’s, & ’60’s R&B and Jazz

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 PM
The Wanda Houston Band features the incomparable vocalist Wanda Houston accompanied by three virtuoso and diverse musicians specializing in unique interpretations of American Music. The band’s repertoire includes selections from the great American Songbook,…
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Today’s Poets in Conversation with the Masters

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
"A large number of the poems I most admire and which seem to be most original are talking back to other poets of other ages." —Richard Wilbur Join us for this unique poetry program…
by Mark Farnum

Mark Farnum and Alan Papscun — Opening Reception. Show runs through October 31

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Painting above is by Mark Farnum Free opening reception Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until October 31, and can be seen before performances or…

Ed Arron and Jeewon Park, cello and piano

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
The 2018-19 season marks Mr. Arron’s tenth anniversary season as the artistic director and host of the acclaimed Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He is also the artistic director of the Festival Series in Beaufort,…

Val Coleman on “The Constitution Alive”

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Val Coleman will argue that the American constitution is alive and well, despite the assaults on its tenets throughout the history of this country.  Val Coleman, known as the poet laureate of Sandisfield, is…

Suzanne O’Connell presents A Report from Antarctica/Postponed to 2020

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 PM
This event has been postponed to 2020 - Please check back next spring when our 2020 schedule is posted. If you bought tickets, you'll receive a refund - sorry for the inconvenience. About the…
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Hard Cider Tasting conducted by Tom Christopher with music by the Easy Ridin’ Papas

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Join us for an introduction to the flavors and history of New England’s traditional beverage:  hard cider. Long-time cider maker and enthusiast Tom Christopher will speak about the history of cider making in our…

Andy Holtzman — Opening Reception. Show runs through November 28

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Free opening reception Saturday, November 2nd 2:00-4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until November 28th, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist’s Statement: If I…


November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM
The James Mason/Judy Garland feature A Star is Born is this season's selection.  Bring a dish to share and the beverage of your choice.  The audience can discuss the merits of the four different versions…

Recent Post

The Enigma of Socialism: A Talk by Val Coleman

A talk given by Val Coleman June 13, 2013 at the Sandisfield Arts Center
One in the Coleman/Cohn series of talks on American life and culture
Socialism.   All of my life I have been surrounded, cajoled, nearly drowned by the very idea.   It was and is everywhere.   My three-novenas-a-year [...]

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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!