A Suite at The Porches Inn
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Debi Pendell's art
Down Street Art

An Art Walk
Around North Adams

This program is a true cross-section of the Berkshire art scene.
View the work of longtime artists alongside fresh talent in storefronts, galleries (ex: MCLA's Gallery 51) and MASS MoCA.  Bring your checkbook - you won't want to pass up the high quality, affordable art. A "stamped" Down Street Art passport earns discounts at various local merchants.
Click here for more info!

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Hilarity at the
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamtown, MA

Tony-nominated stage and screen actor Dylan Baker directs The Torch-Bearers, a side-splitting 1920s farce in which a troupe of amateur actors rehearse and perform a show-stopping new play-or try to with all their might. Their stage is riddled with comedic drama, suspense, and good old-fashioned witty mayhem. Catch this show before it ends August 9th!
For information and tickets, please go to www.wtfestival.org.

Matt Bua's CRIBS at Kidspace/MASS MoCA
Cribbing at Kidspace!
Kidspace at MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA

Calling all cool parents! Bring your child to the new Kidspace crib to join in some fun art-making together time. Make art using Brooklyn artist Matt Bua's CRIBS, an overloaded infant crib complete with hanging mobiles and recorded "lullabies." Drop-off classes for kids are also available as Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Kidspace is open for free to the public every day through September 7 from 11am-4pm.
Click here to go to Kidspace!

Tuesdays at the Clark
Tuesdays at the Clark

Sterling & Francine
Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA

Ying String Quartet
August 4, 2009  --  8pm
The renowned Ying String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music and Harvard University, will collaborate with celebrated pianist Adam Neiman in a program of Mendelssohn, Libermann and Brahms.

Make a night of it each Tuesday in August as the Clark offers an experience of art, food, and music. The galleries will remain open until 6pm and the shop will remain open until 8pm. After visiting the galleries, enjoy a delicious three-course pre-concert dinner at 6pm. Each week a different fixed-price menu will be offered. Dinner is $25 per person (not including beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations required; seating is limited. Call 413.458.0524 for reservations or go to the Clark's website...


Two Bedroom Suite at PorchesLOCALLY SUITE special! Porches' August special offer treats you to handmade truffles by our neighbors at
I Got Goodies and two "super-pints" (22oz) of locally-crafted ale from the Berkshire Brewing Company. You'll also enjoy overnight accommodations in one of our spacious suites and, of course, our healthful continental breakfast buffet. From $175 Sunday-Thursday and $220 Saturday & Sunday now through August 31 (based on availability). Please call us at 413.664.0400 or email us to take advantage of this offer.

To check other rates, specials, packages, and availability please go to our website Porches.com.

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

Performing Arts:
SLEUTH at Barrington Stage Company  Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College
Aston Magna Foundation for Music and Humanities, Inc.
Berkshire Bach Society
Berkshire Choral Festival
Barrington Stage Company

Berkshire Theatre Festival
The Colonial
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Lion's Den pub
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company
Papyri Books
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Visual Arts/Historic Sites:

Ferrin Gallery    Eclipse Mill
Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington
Berkshire Galleries Map (PDF)
Berkshire Museum
Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chester French's home/studio
Eclipse Mill
Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Norman Rockwell Museum
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
The Emporium Gallery in Great Barrington
Lichtenstein Center of the Arts
The Mount
Ventfort Hall
Downstreet Art- North Adams Galleries and Instillations
Williamstown Film Festival
Chapin Library of Rare Books & Manuscripts
The Colonel John Ashley House
Mission House Museum and Gardens
Stockbridge Library
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
North Adams Museum of History and Science/The North Adams Historical Society, Inc.
Williams College Museum of Arts
Ferrin Gallery
Western Gateway Heritage State Park