A deceptively simple drama about the artist's life.
Join the Williamstown Memorial Day Parade at 11am.
Support Ukraine by seeing this special benefit screening of The Guide.
Learn skills to bird by sight and sound at Edith Wharton's estate.
Singer-songwriter Keith Zarriello performs as THE SHIVERS.
Alice Sedgwick Wohl discusses her new memoir of her relationship with her sister Edie Sedgwick.
Kickoff Pride Month and the Mayor's Fitness Challenge with fun events.
The MCLA Teaching Artist in Residence, WANG Chen, debuts a solo exhibition.
Classic rock and bluegrass in the courtyard.
A pageant to kick off Pride Month in the Berkshires!
Senior Class Day Recital
with outstanding musicians from the Class of 2023.
Learn how to get started as an angler on the Hoosic River.
Enjoy dinner and jazz music on top of Mount Greylock.
A one-woman viola and comedy variety show.
Shop local food, products, and crafts while enjoying music and food.
A synergistic and rotating array of local artisan vendors.
Enjoy a dance performance including Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballet, Bellydancing, and Step.
A talk in conjunction with the exhibit of work by Paul Goesch.
Painting en plein air is the practice of painting landscape pictures outdoors. Artist John MacDonald shares his favorite places to paint in and around Williamstown, MA.
There’s no substitute for painting on location: The visual information is infinite. The light is subtle, complex, and ever-changing. There’s also insects, gusts of wind, heat or cold, and even the occasional curious bystander. All of that adds to the depth and richness of the experience. Plein-air painting also offers great training for the eye, for the hand, for the mind, and for the heart.
THE HOOSIC RIVER
THE GREEN RIVER
VISTAS OF MT. GREYLOCK MOUNTAIN
SOUTHLAWN CEMETERY IN SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN: On the northern edge, you can find a view northwards across fields, a stream, and distant hills is quite pretty.
SHEEP HILL AT WILLIAMSTOWN RURAL LANDS offers old barns, a pond, and steep hillsides. The light on the hillside is particularly dramatic at dawn at all seasons of the year.
HOPKINS FOREST offers a wooded road, buildings, and a garden.
NORTHWEST HILL ROAD is a beautiful, winding country gravel road. Park along the road with caution.
LUCE ROAD offers a vista of Williamstown and the surrounding hills. Park with care.
TRAILHEAD AT THE END OF HOPPER ROAD: There are several trails leading up to Mount Greylock’s peak. There is a nice vista as well as a barn and farm buildings at the beginning of the trail.
ROUTE 2 WEST TO NEW YORK STATE: There are several pull-offs along the way. One offers a nice view of a large field. Crossing the road, there is a trail that leads into the field with vistas and meadows. Also, from the top of Route 2, shortly after it enters New York, is a parking area with a nice vista towards the east.
STONE HILL AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE. The hill behind the museum is quite picturesque. A nice vista is visible from the top of the hill.
All locations available to the public.
For more inspiration, visit John MacDonald’s website where you can also learn about workshops he offers and sign up for his very informative newsletter!