First Fridays Artswalk

Join us in downtown Pittsfield from 5-8PM on the first Friday of each month when stores and galleries will hold art openings along the South to North street shopping corridor.  BAA helped organize the art walks and continues to be a sponsoring partner. Click HERE for more information. All photographs by Leo Mazzeo via arts indie.Read More →

Pittsfield Art Show

For six summers, BAA with Downtown Pittsfield and the Office of Cultural development presented downtown, outdoor juried, fine art and craft shows.  Each year, the show attracted more than 75 fine artisans and artists and several thousand people.  With the reconstruction of North Street in 2011 and the advent of monthly first Fridays arts walks in 2012, the Pittsfield Art Show was discontinued.  BAA is a majar sponsor of First Fridays Artswalk.Read More →


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 →