Art lovers in the city of Pittsfield and beyond will be happy to learn that Artswalk, presented by First Friday’s Artswalk, is back this summer, and there is something for art lovers of every kind in several indoor and outdoor locations throughout downtown Pittsfield.  

According to Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., those who attend this first Artswalk of the season, will enjoy brand new indoor art shows, murals, and Artscape’s Pittsfield Paintboxes on Friday, July 2nd from 5 to 8 pm, and all month long.  

All of the locations can be viewed at www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com, and new this year, you can download the PocketSights app to follow a virtual walking tour on your cell phone.  

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Highlights of the July Artswalk include: 

Community Access to the Arts will present its annual art show, I Am a Part of Art, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, July 1-July 31. The show can be viewed at the Lichtenstein during the First Fridays Artswalk on July 2 from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.  

Hotel on North, 297 North Street, will feature HAPPY ... a traveling art show by Jesse Tobin McCauley for the July Artswalk.

McCauley’s paintings are mixed media on canvas and paper - bursts of bold, bright, saturated color. They evoke a feeling of happiness through the flood of interacting abstract color.

InTheClouds1_Jesse Tobin McCauley

 

The Brothership Building Window at 141 North Street, curated by IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, will feature The Grass Is Always Greener by Jackie Fischer for the month of July.  

For the month of July, The Dot Gallery at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, will feature Thompson, Galli and Barker “Obsessions”. 

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Avenue, will feature photographs by Linda Merry for the month of July. The show will feature photographic images of the moments that were shared between different bird species and the woman behind the lens.  

Artists in the Guild of Berkshire Artists will show their work in a show entitled Plein Air in the Berkshires during the month of July at TKG Real Estate, 137 North Street.  

Archive/Project Space at 141 North Street, Suite #1, will feature works by James Casebere for the July First Fridays Artswalk. Viewing hours are Thursday and Friday, 2-5, and Saturday, 11-5. The exhibition will be open throughout the month.  

For the month of July, The Marketplace Café, 53 North Street, will feature paintings by Shany Porras.  

The July Artswalk will also highlight murals downtown including The Sun Will Rise by Jesse Tobin McCauley, Jay Tobin and Stephanie Quetti at 443 North Street and Gaia on Melville Street by Mike Carty.  

Also highlighted will be all of Artscape’s Pittsfield Paintboxes.  

All art exhibits are on display in participating venues throughout the month. For more information on First Fridays Artswalk and to view a listing and map of all participating artists and locations, visit www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com 

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