Looking back at July’s DSA Thursday fun!

At last week’s DownStreet Art Thursday (the second one of the 2017 season), was delightfully entertaining for all! The evening’s program showcased many interactive projects from the multi-talented Thread Ensemble creating original music in the moment with listeners’ participation to “Like Riding a Bicycle”  – an art collective – encouraging people to share their skills, tell stories and explore downtown North Adams together as a community bike ride, there was something for everyone to enjoy.


Take a look at handful of fun moments captured by photographer and DSA Program Assistant Monika Sosnowski:
DSA_July_20170728_0013.jpg“I AM a Cheetah” and “I AM a Tiger”  –  two young participants in “Like Riding a Bicycle” interactive public art project using artist-made bicycle safety flags. Intended for  participants to make a positive statement about who they are, these kids added a true element of wonder in proclaiming their animal inspired alter egos.

DSA_July_20170728_0039.jpgCurrent Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Director, Michelle Daly next to founding director Jonathan Secor and Doug Rice.

DSA_July_20170728_0088Mayor Richard Alcombright with granddaughter celebrate DSA Thursday.

DSA_July_20170728_0104The multi-talented Thread Ensemble delighted listeners with original music created in the moment involving them in the creative process. (Pictured left to right: Rachel Panitch  on violin, Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone and Abigale Reisman on violin)

DSA_July_20170728_0049.jpgThread Ensemble’s interactive tools used by participating audience in making on the spot musical compositions.

DSA_July_20170728_0060.jpgArtist Kathleen Carr (right) assembling her parklet project  “Earth Loom” – temporary parks that exist in parking spaces.

DSA_July_20170728_0019The husband and wife Heart of Gold duo performing at Game On.

DSA_July_20170728_0042At Gallery 51 the opening reception for flip book artist Tom Olson. Guest curated by Corwin Levy the exhibition displayed many of Olson’s original flip books, copies to be handled, as well as short movies.

DSA_July_20170728_0089.jpgCommunity bike ride fun!

For many more images check out our Flickr page! Enjoy!