The Gallery opens in June with outdoor receptions and indoor viewing for small groups!

Upcoming Events

Gallery Show: Light Tells the Story – Free

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Saturday July 31 the artist will be at the Gallery from 2 to 4 PM. Paintings by Mel Feldman Mel Feldman began painting with watercolors and then took up acrylics, as he found acrylics…

A Walk in the Woods – Free

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
A photo walk with Peter Baiamonte Join professional photographer Peter Baiamonte and a representative from BNRC (Berkshire Natural Resources Council) for a casual photo hike at the Clam River Reserve in Sandisfield. Peter’s gallery…

Gallery Opening and Reception: Into the Woods – Free

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
Photographs by Peter Baiamonte Artist’s Statement: “Into the Woods” is a photographic exploration of Sandisfield’s own Clam River Reserve, a part of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s preserved lands. I started making photographs in…

“Our Town at the Minack” A film documenting the preparations by the Sandisfield Players and their trip to the Minack Theater in Cornwall, England

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 PM
We are thrilled to present the long-awaited premiere of this film by Jerry Herman as the opening of our "in the Arts Center" performance season! Our Town by Thornton Wilder was first performed by…
Jess Cofrin

Gallery Opening and Reception: Paintings by Jess Cofrin – Free

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Artist Statement: “I am an oil painter and printmaker exploring the psychology and physicality of being human. I use paint as my primary medium because the saturation of color helps convey the emotional feelings…

Joel Brown and Friends

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 PM
A special performance rescheduled from our 2020 (delayed) anniversary year! Joel Brown is no stranger to the Sandisfield Arts Center.  As a classical guitarist, he has appeared many times as a soloist and chamber…

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Watch "Sharpen Your Pencils" - Crossword Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot

Recorded July 10, 2021.

Michelle Arnot gives her unique insights into how the crossword has changed since it became a global pastime in the 1920s. She also shows you how to improve your solving time with The Berkshire Eagle puzzles.

Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and [...]

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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!