Berkshires Arts Festival 2016The upcoming, 15th annual Berkshires Arts Festival – July 1st through the 3rd – is a summertime tradition that attracts artists and art-lovers alike to the Berkshires every year.

The Berkshires Arts Festival is a great way to celebrate the start of summer and as well as give you just one more excuse to visit the Berkshires! Thousands of art lovers attend each year, soaking up not just the Berkshires Arts Festival but also the theater, dance, music, and other expressions of culture that the Berkshires are known for.

Berkshires Arts Festival also attracts top artists from across the US and Canada, providing an exhibition for them to showcase their newest and best works. A juried show, artists are selected based on originality of their designs, their technical expertise, the overall aesthetics of their work, and presentation. Serious art buyers, casual collectors, and looky-loos alike will find plenty to satisfy their interests.

The Berkshires Arts Festival considers all categories of fine arts and crafts, balancing submissions to provide a cross section of media for the festival. Categories presently accepted at the Berkshires Arts Festival include ceramics, drawing, fiber (both decorative and wearable), furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture, and wood.

Berkshires Arts Fest is held at Ski Butternut, a popular Berkshires ski resort on Warner Mountain in Great Barrington. A beautiful mountain setting for an arts and crafts of this caliber, attendees will find vendors both outside in tents as well as inside the air-conditioned upper lodge of Ski Butternut.

Not just arts and crafts, Berkshires Arts Festival 2016 will also include live music, arts and crafts seminars, and delicious food and drink from local providers.

Berkshires Arts Festival 2016

July 1st through the 3rd, 2016
Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Be sure to visit for directions and more info.

Berkshires Arts Festival Lodging
Planning on attending the 2016 Berkshires Arts Festival? Accommodations at Applegate Inn are your ticket to true comfort and hospitality in the Berkshires. Ski Butternut is only 11 miles away from our Berkshires B&B’s eleven, beautifully appointed, luxury suites, complete with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs. Book your stay at Applegate Inn, now!