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November 2019

Evening of Song Our Hit Parade (fundraiser) The Songs of Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come spend a very special evening immersed in the music of two of the most beloved song writers of all time.  Their music is timeless and has been sung by all the greats. Time magazine said Cahn & Styne were the country's most successful songwriting team after Rodgers & Hammerstein. Jule Styne is the versatile, prolific songwriter whose tunes became standards for three generations and the composer of such classic Broadway musicals--Gypsy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Funny Girl.  He was a notorious…

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Open Mic Plus Grown-Up Show and Tell (FREE)

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Help us send off our 2019 season in style at our Fall FREE Open Mic Night and Party! Open Mic Night is a BYOT--Bring Your Own Talent event.  What better way to spend a chilly autumn evening than warming it up with your friends and an adult beverage, as we entertain one another with our songs, stories, jokes, monologues, or poetry and offer a show and tell of some of our favorite experiences or accomplishments?  Whether you're sharing or just coming…

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April 2020

A Celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary – Free

April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As the Arts Center celebrates its 25th anniversary, Earth Day celebrates its 50th. Our Earth Day community celebration kicks off the season and a “going green” initiative at the Arts Center. Join us for activities and fun for all ages! Help create a nature-inspired art installation. Be motivated by your neighbors’ skills as they demonstrate a wide range of homemade, earth-friendly crafts. Learn to turn trash into reusable treasures. Get information on what we can do as individuals and as a…

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May 2020

Demystifying Photography – Free Workshop

May 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Introduction to digital photography with Thad Kubis Bring your DSLR camera, and your questions. Thad will demystify and discuss the key elements that lead to you creating a better photograph! Explore ISO, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, composition, exposure pre-sets, filters, white balance, tricks of the trade, and much more. Class size limited to 14. Thad will conduct three additional photography workshops throughout the year: June 13, July 11, and Sept 12. Pre-registration is required.

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Gallery Opening and Reception: Stars from the Gutter – Cancelled

May 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peter Hason

WE REGRET THAT ALL MAY 2020 EVENTS ARE CANCELLED (some may be offered later in the season) Support our artists! Follow Peter on Instagram Photography by Peter Hason Artist’s Statement: “My photographs are typically taken from low angles so the perspective is that of looking up, which lends an air of reverence and veneration to the subject matter. As Oscar Wilde said, ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’ My work…

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Two Gentlemen Folk: A film featuring Bill Crofut and Ben Luxon – Cancelled

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ben Luxon and Bill Crofut

WE REGRET THAT ALL MAY 2020 EVENTS ARE CANCELLED (some may be offered later in the season) An event to celebrate the Arts Center’s 25th anniversary! Two Gentlemen Folk was recorded at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, and features Crofut and Luxon performing folk songs that go back hundreds of years. The film was produced by Bill Cosel for PBS in 1987. Run time is 60 minutes. Also featured are: Fiddle – Maggie Holtzberg Lute – Carver Blanchard Mandolin –…

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June 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part One: Controls – Live Zoom Workshop

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday June 13: The workshop is full, but we will record and post, and you can still sign up for Part Two of Mastering Your Camera Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part One: Controls Spend 90-minutes online, via Zoom, and gain control over your camera. If you have a legacy camera, DSLR, or smartphone/tablet, join local photographer Thad Kubis ( and become one with your camera system. Thad will explain the basic…

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July 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part Two: Composition – Live Zoom Event

July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part Two: Composition Join local photographer Thad Kubis ( and move to the next stage of Mastering Your Camera – Composition. “Stop taking pictures and start creating art”, Thad will discuss and explain the main templates/formats used in photographic composition and he will discuss and illustrate the creative compositional advanced options available.  This 90-minute on-line session via Zoom will take your photography to a new and exciting…

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August 2020

Sharpen Your Pencils for Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot – Free and Online!

August 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

We are so pleased that although this event won't be in-person at the Sandisfield Arts Center, Michelle Arnot has offered to conduct the event live over Zoom. This morning of coffee (you at your house, Michelle at hers) and crosswords will include an overview of crossword history and a peek behind the scenes at the New York Times. Bring your puzzle questions, and let’s solve together. Guaranteed to build mental muscle and increase your skills. Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles…

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September 2020

Photographing Sunrises, Sunsets, and the Fall Colors of the Berkshires-Free and Live Online!

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Third in the terrific series of live online photography workshops by master photographer Thad Kubis. Space limited! What could be more timely than learning how to capture the glorious colors of Fall in the Berkshires! Sunrise, sunset - The years may fly swiftly but photographs can preserve what words cannot. As usual, Thad will have lots of examples and engage the audience in lively Q&A and discussion. Pre-registration required (no charge), up to 15 attendees. You will get a Zoom…

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