#1 DownStreet Art at Creative Communities Exchange

On May 19-20, DownStreet Art will be at Creative Communities Exchange at MASS MoCA, -a day and a half-long workshop event organized by cultural community leaders in the Berkshire for cultural community leaders around US. The Exchange is an opportunity to move beyond connecting with peers and to learn about project models directly from those who are developing creative communities at a local level.

DSA will be part of the “Heading Downtown” workshop theme along with other similar projects like AHA! New Bedford MA, ArtsUnion in Somerville MA, Art at the Water Street Bridge in Fitchburg MA, Project Storefronts in New Haven CT and Main Street MarketPlace in Torrington CT.

The event is hosted bt NEFA and Berkshire Creative at MASS MoCA.


#2 Making the Program

Since April 12th -when the selection committee met at MCLA Gallery 51 to examine all the DownStreet Art applications- MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center has been working with artists, landlords and business owners to find the right match between locations and exhibitions.

Actually we can say you we’re going to have artists and curators from all over Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, China and South Africa! Galleries will show exhibitions about war, hair, African-American and Mexican culture, and more. All media present. Spaces will present performances, theatre happenings and video screenings. There will be also concerts and site-specific installations.

Don’t forget to sign your calendar. Main DSA Late Openings nights will be June 23, July 28, August 25 and September 29!

DownStreet Art will officially wrap up the season the weekend of Open Studios, on October 15 and 16.

A final list of exhibitions will be released soon.

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