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DownStreet Art is a public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams.  By harnessing existing arts organizations and events and transforming vacant and open spaces into arts destinations, DownStreet Art defines North Adams as a cultural haven, driving tourists and community members' downtown. There are 13 new art spaces, new exhibitions in 14 permanent galleries and museums, performances and more.
Porches is a proud sponsor of Downstreet Art. Please visit downstreetart.org
for more information.

Kidspace at MassMoCA
Kidspace at MASS MoCA, a contemporary art gallery, studio and educational program, promotes the understanding and teaching of art through experiential learning opportunities designed for elementary and middle school students, teachers, and families. For more information please visit:
MASS MoCA/Kidspace.com

Boscom Lodge
Bascom Lodge was built at the summit of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires of Massachusetts by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to provide accommodations for hikers, vacationers and nature enthusiasts.  Stone fireplaces, high ceilings with hand-cut spruce beams, and a porch with large windows provide an ideal atmosphere for dining while enjoying the finest views in the Berkshires. Bascom Lodge is now offering talks on nature and culture related to the mountain and the Berkshires. Talks are free and open to the public.
Talks starts at 7pm - Beekeeping will be the topic on July 15th. A family-style dinner will be served at 8pm.
For more information on pricing and to make a reservation, please call 413-743-1591 or
visit bascomlodge.net.


Trinket Box at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCAHere at Porches, we surround you with vintage bric-a-brac. With this special, we're adding another "vintage" item to your guestroom... The VINTAGE SUITE special includes overnight accommodations in one of our spacious suites, along with a bottle of wine for you to enjoy and our healthful continental breakfast the next day. This offer is available for just $175 Sunday through Thursday and for $220 on Saturday and Sunday (based on availability), now through July 31, 2009. Please call us at 413.664.0400 or email us to take advantage of this offer!

Porches is partnering with sister property The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge on a package that offers you the best of the Berkshires from Top to Bottom! The BERKSHIRE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM package includes one night at our retro-chic inn and another at the antique-filled Red Lion. This package also includes breakfast both mornings and is available Sunday* through Thursday during the months of July and August for just $450 inclusive (*Sunday stay available at Porches only). Please call The Red Lion Inn Reservations Department at 413.298.1690 or email to take advantage of this offer!

There's lots to see throughout the Berkshires and the TOP TO BOTTOM package positions you to take advantage of some of the combined admission tickets that are now available (the Clark Art Institute & Norman Rockwell Museum; Rockwell Museum & MASS MoCA; MASS MoCA & the Clark; the Clark & Tanglewood). If you'd like to fill your time here viewing contemporary art and sculpture, you can visit MASS MoCA, Chesterwood (where there's a new contemporary sculpture exhibit curated by MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish) and "Made in the USA," a brand-new contemporary art exhibit in Great Barrington (at the former Pete's Motors on Stockbridge Road).  History buffs will enjoy exploring the Lincoln Trail throughout the Berkshires.

To check other rates, packages, and availability please go to our website Porches.com  Below we've gathered some links to websites so that you can start planning an action-packed trip...

We've gathered a selection of cultural activities for you to explore...

Performing Arts:
Berkshire Theatre Festival