The 2014 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is promising to be just the thing to wipe away those winter blues!
Brought to you by the City of Pittsfield and the Barrington Stage Company, the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival is an annual, winter arts festival in Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District. Dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights, and comedians contribute to provide a wide array of entertainment and activities for audiences of all ages.
Continuing the tradition for a third year, the Barrington Stage Company will be presenting ten new 10-minute plays in their popular 10X10 New Play Festival. The TEN SPOT art show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is also back with ten of the Berkshires best, contemporary artist’s work displayed both in the Lichtenstein Center gallery and on billboards throughout the Berkshires. The Berkshire Museum’s ever-popular, 10X10 Real Art Party fundraiser, organized by Berkshire Art Association, is also returning.
New to the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival this year and worth keeping an eye out for are DANCE TEN, a performance showcase of ten, community dance groups and schools from throughout the Berkshires. The provocative Gypsy Layne Cabaret troupe is also joining in this year, along with two evenings of opera arias at the Whitney Center for the Arts.
Starting the festival off with a bang this year are the classic film “TEN” at the Beacon Cinema, an opera recital at the Whitney Center for the Arts, art openings at Pittsfield City Hall and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the first preview night of the Barrington Stage’s 10X10 New Play Festival.
This year’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival offers a variety of family-friendly and free or low-cost daytime activities, including a teen art show at Pittsfield City Hall, the DANCE TEN performance showcase, a daily adventure play at the Berkshire Museum, a concert at Berkshire Music School, and a free presentation by Hancock Shaker Village at The Whitney Center for the Arts.
The 2014 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival
Visit discoverpittsfield.com/10×10/ for an updated schedule and full details.