Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE)

North Bennington

Strengthening communities and neighborhoods through the arts, and bringing art, art education, exhibition and performance opportunities to people of all ages, abilities and income.

The Artist Book Foundation

North Adams

A nonprofit organization and publisher of art books. It has an open work and gallery space in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA campus.

Assets for Artists

North Adams

A fantastic resources for artists already living in the area, and those who would like to move here.

More Regional Artists

The artists listed here live and/or work in the northern Berkshires. Their presence reveals the rich artistic atmosphere inspired by our community.

Local Authors

The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.



An local, intimate setting for some of the best music around.

Barrington Stage Company


Barrington Stage creates theatre experiences that engage and excite audiences by entertaining as well as challenging them with the most dynamic and provocative productions possible.

The Chapin Library of Rare Books


The Chapin Library holds a deep collection of rare books and manuscripts gathered over the last 100 years – the first collection begun at any American college or university.

Bennington Museum


Historical novelties, self-taught and regional artists, and the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings.

Berkshire Museum


The Berkshire Museum combines art, science, and history to create thought-provoking experiences for visitors of all ages.

Berkshire International Film Festival

Great Barrington & Pittsfield

The 12th annual festival showcases both the latest in independent films as well as various special events focusing on artists from both sides of the camera.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Pittsfield and Stockbridge

With stages in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, this the Berkshires’ oldest theatre company.

Bloom Meadows


A performance and event venue that’s just great for weddings.



The country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French.

Common Folk Artist Collective

North Adams

A local artist collective working to inspire creativity and artistry, and to contribute to the community on positive ways.

Howard Cruse

An influential comics artist and graphic novelist who is considered The Godfather of Queer Comics

Eckert Fine Art

North Adams

A leading gallery and consultant on Post-War and Contemporary Art.

Eclipse Mill

North Adams

A former mill renovated into airy live/work spaces for artists plus a gallery open to the public.

Ferrin Contemporary

North Adams

The preferred source for contemporary ceramic art circa 1950 – present, with over 35 years of experience and expertise in the presentation for sale of works by leading international artists whose primary medium is clay.

FreshGrass Festival

North Adams

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of s tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

Gallery 51

North Adams

MCLA’s gallery that presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

Gravity Gallery

North Adams

A place for contemporary artists to exhibit, come together and exchange ideas.

Greylock Gallery


With oil paintings, landscapes and whimsical metal sculptures, the gallery brings together traditional and contemporary art from emerging and established artists.

Hancock Shaker Village


Tour the buildings, farm and gardens, meet baby animals in the spring, and savor the harvest in the fall.

Stephen Hannock

A painter and collagist of luminous landscapes whose work can be found in prominent museum and private collections.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead


Herman Melville lived at his Pittsfield farm at Arrowhead was the from 1850 to 1863, while he wrote Moby-Dick.

HiLo North Adams

North Adams

HiLo North Adams is a music and comedy with a bar located in a revitalized building in downtown North Adams.

Independent Art Projects

North Adams

Contemporary art by mid-career and established artists represented by galleries in New England and NYC.

Images Cinema


Images Cinema is a year-round community film house, showing contemporary movies, documentaries, art and international films and more.


North Adams

A gallery featuring immersive, interactive, interpretive, and informative art exhibitions. Located on Historic Eagle Street in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Jacob’s Pillow


Jacob’s Pillow is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times).

Kidspace at MASS MoCA

North Adams

Kidspace presents contemporary art in a kid-friendly fashion and with hands-on activities available.

David Lachman

North Adams

Check out David’s line and color figure drawings and learn how he’s managed to continue working from a live model even during the pandemic.

Left Bank Gallery

North Bennington

Located in the lobby of an old bank, this gallery features regional art exhibits throughout the year.

Mary Lum

North Adams

Mary Lum’s work involves geometry, collage, drawing, book projects, tapestry, and more!


North Adams

MASS MoCA is one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

The Mastheads

A public humanities project connecting residents to the literary history of the region, creating a forum for thinking about place, and supporting the production of new creative work.

The Mount


The Mount is the historic home of the Pulitzer prizewinning and internationally beloved American novelist Edith Wharton.

John MacDonald

This local artist’s paintings offer inspiration and beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Norman Rockwell Museum


The world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art and the best of American illustration.

Poker Flats


Poker Flats is a gallery co-founded by Izzy Lee and Jared Quinton.

Real Eyes Gallery


Two large rooms filled with art and gift items made by regional artists.

Sawyer Library


Sawyer Library houses the social sciences and humanities collections for the college.

Shaker Museum

New Lebanon

Enjoy self-guided tours and hike trails at the new Lebanon, NY, site. Research at the Old Chatham site.

Jackie Sedlock


A ceramic artist with a deep connection to land, work, and learning. Her unique retreat offers opportunities for everyone to explore making with clay.

Solid Sound Festival

North Adams

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festival curated by the band and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

The Stationery Factory


A converted industrial building that most recently housed the former Crane & Co. stationery division and now serves as a performance and rental venue.

The Stickle Quilt


The 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt is only on display for a brief time at Bennington Museum each Fall.

Storey Publishing

North Adams

Based in the MASS MoCA campus and publishing books that teach people to be more self-reliant and engage with the natural world.

Diane Sullivan

North Adams

Discover Diane’s haunting, beautiful ceramic heads…



Symphony on the lawn, with crystal and silver picnics plus family-friendly events.

Tree Logic

North Adams

A long-term installation of upside down trees in the front courtyard at MASS MoCA

Tupelo Press

North Adams

An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.

WAM Theatre


“Where Art and Activism Meet” WAM creates opportunities for women and girls through their mission of theatre as philanthropy.

Williamstown Cultural District


Highlighting world-renowned visual and performing arts, academic and cultural attractions and serene surroundings.

Williamstown Historical Museum


Beautifully presented rotating exhibits and a permanent exhibit that displays the history of Williamstown from the earliest days to present time.

Williamstown Theatre Festival


WTF brings award winning actors and veterans of television and film to perform in a series of plays, comedies, dramas, musicals, classics and new work.