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Don’t Miss the 2017 Berkshires Arts Festival!

June 5th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Arts Festival 2017Come out to the Berkshires July 1st through the 3rd, 2017 for the Berkshires Arts Festival! The annual festival attracts top artists and art fans from across the US and Canada for a weekend of art and crafts, live music, food, drink, and much more.

The Berkshires Arts Festival is much more than just some open-air arts and crafts show.

In the 16 years since its inception, the Berkshires Arts Festival has become one of the most respected annual summer art events in the country. It’s certainly one of the most prominent annual events in the Berkshires! 200 artists come from around the country to showcase their newest and best works.

The Berkshires Arts Festival is a juried event, so you know you’ll see only the finest works. Artists are selected based on originality of their designs, technical execution, overall aesthetics, and presentation. The open medium show means you’ll see a wide variety of works: furniture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber art, paintings, sculpture, and more.

Attendees to the event will be able to peruse and buy art that strikes their fancy. More than that, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet and often chat with the artists. What a wonderful way to attach some personal history to a beautiful piece of art!

One of the other great aspects of the festival is its location: Ski Butternut! Ski Butternut is a popular Berkshires ski resort in Great Barrington. This beautiful mountain setting only adds to the fun of the weekend. Attendees will find vendors both inside Ski Butternut’s air-conditioned upper lodge as well as in tents around the lodge.

While the art at the show is definitely serious business, the Berkshires Arts Festival itself is a casual, friendly affair. Great food, live music, and plenty of activities for the entire family help maintain a relaxed atmosphere for casual collectors, serious art buyers, and looky-loos alike.

Perhaps best of all, if you miss this year’s Berkshires Arts Festival, blink and you’ll have another opportunity! The Berkshires Arts & Culture Festival is right around the corner as well scheduled for August 17th through the 20th at Eastover Estate in Lenox, MA!

Along with bringing more great art to the area, the Berkshires Arts & Culture Festival plans to offer a number of opportunities to improve your own artistic skills. Workshops and seminars scheduled for the event include relief printmaking, jewelry making, silk marbling, clay throwing, and more!

Berkshires Arts Festival

July 1st through the 3rd, 2017
Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Berkshires Arts & Culture Festival

August 17th through the 20th, 2017
Thursday: 5pm-9pm | Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm
Eastover Estate, 430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240

Be sure to visit the festival website for tickets, directions, and more information on either event.

Berkshires Arts Festival Lodging
Applegate Inn is just minutes away from Ski Butternut in Great Barrington and the Eastover Estate in Lenox. In fact, our convenient location in Lee, MA puts all the best of the Berkshires right at your fingertips. Better yet, our Berkshires B&B has eleven, beautifully appointed, luxury suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs that are so comfortable you wont care where it’s located! Stay at Applegate Inn and discover a kind of hospitality and service you’ve only dreamed of.

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