Hilltown Families

From museums and galleries to community-based organizations and art-making spaces, western Massachusetts is filled with opportunities to explore the arts. By utilizing community-based learning opportunities, families can explore the local art...

This Valentine's Day spread friendship and kindness throughout your community by making handmade Valentine cards with your family to swap with friends and neighbors! Making Valentine cards together is a family...

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air.” It’s used in English to describe a painting style that occurs outdoors. Made possible historically by the manufacturing of...

Agriculture has it's influence in all facets of food, habitat, and culture in New England. Artists often reflect back to us this influence in their art work, finding inspiration in the...

Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are Septmber art openings, closings & call for art at galleries, museums and public meeting places across the region, including:...

Visual Art in Western MA: August Openings, Closings & Calls for Art Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are August art openings, closings & call for...

Warm weather months are a time for en plein air, outdoor, painting and drawing. Families and adults can draw artistic inspiration by the natural and architectural landscape, as well as the...

"Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill," the current exhibit at The Clark Museum in Williamstown, immerses visitors in the rich natural and cultural history of Stone Hill from its geological formation...

Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are July art openings, closings & call for art at galleries, museums and public meeting places across the region, including:...

The tiniest of libraries is making its way to western Massachusetts! The Creativity Caravan's Tiny Book Show will be making three appearances in Franklin County in June, bringing with it a...

Visual Art in Western MA: June Openings, Closings & Calls for Art Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are June art openings, closings & call for...

Arts on Elm brings an art walk to Westfield, and with it comes a fantastic showcase of the arts! Featuring over 25 local artists' work in gallery shows, displays, and even...

"The Great Meadow: Natural and Cultural Histories of Northampton’s Meadows" at Historic Northampton features the work of three local artists as they represent their unique artistic perspective on the Meadows and...

Where art is located or performed may influence the way we think about it. Artwork preserved in a temperature-controlled gallery may affect viewers differently than art placed outdoors. Mobile Art Boxes...

Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are May art openings, closings & call for art at galleries, museums and public meeting places across the region, including:...

April is just the start of exciting events at the Emily Dickinson Museum, with family friendly opportunities to explore the museum and educator programs throughout the coming months. There are so...

Each offering unique takes on the art of drawing, upcoming arts-based community events encourage art as creative free play and self expression. In Shelburne Falls, the 2nd annual Hilltown Draw Around...

Visual Art in Western MA: April Openings, Closings & Calls for Art DRAW THEM IN: A Rock Poster Retrospective Bingo! Gallery at Shire City Sanctuary April 1, 2016 through April 30,...

Over the past few decades, local artist Dan Blakelee has been creating whimsical and expressive art posters that transport viewers into an eccentric world. During the month of April his work...

Often, math and art are seen as opposites: structure and the lack thereof. At the intersection of the two, however, lies quilting: an art form that is inherently mathematical. Families can...

Young Hampshire College alumni are presenting their work on culture, sustainability, and history this month at the Hampshire College Art Gallery.

Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are March art openings, closings & call for art at galleries, museums and public meeting places across the region, including:...

The first event of its kind, Goshen Rocks: Youth Arts Expo celebrates the creativity of local teens and showcases music, poetry, and visual art. This teen initiated grassroots event is empowering...

Little-known Work by Eugène Delacroix on View at Clark Art Institute The Martyrdom of Saint Sulpicius (c. 1847-50) is a little-known but magnificent oil study by French artist Eugène Delacroix, which was...

In celebration of Black History Month, Norman Rockwell Museum has partnered with Google to share artworks and artifacts from its permanent collection, that illustrate Norman Rockwell’s dedication to civil rights.

Explore Western MA through the lens of visual art! Featured here are February art openings, closings & call for art at galleries, museums and public meeting places across the region, including:...

Many children have used sidewalk chalk to create drawings, make hopscotch boards, or write notes and signs. When fine artists take to the sidewalks with their own ideas, the materials and...

A vital part of the community since 2008, DownStreet Art helps to promote community access to and participation in the arts. Offering monthly community celebrations of arts and culture during...

Shedding light on an art form that's constantly accessible to us, the new online resource Illustration History offers an in-depth look at the many genres of illustration and the artists who...

Shining this month's spotlight on the Berkshires, we celebrate Pittsfield's 3rd Thursdays, and arts-based community event series that promotes community engagement with the arts, with each other, and the city itself.