The Whitney Center for the Arts on Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield was brutally vandalized the weekend before last. If you have been following the story you know that someone gained access by breaking a window near the handicap ramp behind the building and then “brutally vandalized” the interior of the building. Whoever was responsible also ran the second-floor bathtubs, which caused extensive water damage.

I had a chance to get all the sorted details of the vandalism and from The Whitney Center’s Executive Director, Ghazi Kazmi on Sunday. He was my guest on City Talk, which airs here on 1420 WBEC at 10am. The show also airs on our sister station, LIVE 95.9 (WBEC) FM, and on 100.1 WUPE FM, also on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 9:00 respectively.

If you missed the program, you can listen to the interview in its entirety here:

CITY TALK: Guest, Ghazi Kazmi talks about Vandalism at "The Whit" in Pittsfield:

**You can help the Whit!

Columbia Arts Team (CAT) and Berkshire Organization for Original Music (BOOM) has started a Facebook fundraiser for The Whit. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/313908476412493/10157856237287620/

At the time of this posting $2,725 of a $10,000 goal had been donated by members of the community.

Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Bertelli-Hunt at 413-448-9700 x532. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

Kazmi also says that you know of anything at all relating to the vandalism, you can contact him at info@thewhit.org