Sheeptacular

In 2004, 70 artist-decorated, oversized, fiberglass Merino sheep transformed Pittsfield’s slightly decrepit, downtown streetscape into a visual playground of color, humor, history, and excitement.  Under the Berkshire Art Association’s non-profit leadership in cooperation with the City of Pittsfield, a large group of people and organizations, supported generously by local businesses, came together to make Pittsfield’s downtown a destination through the draw of the sheep.  Sheeptacular Pittsfield! focused on Merino sheep as the source of the City’s very earliest prosperity – the agricultural and industrial innovations of pioneers in the woolen industry. By 2004, Pittsfield had moved away from the heavy industrial base that had definedRead More →