Welcome to the Berkshires, "America's Premier Cultural Resort"
Cultivating The Craft Culture
Announcing TWO Exceptional Summer Berkshires Arts Festivals
BERKSHIRES ARTS FESTIVAL | JULY 1 • 2 • 3
BERKSHIRES ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL | AUGUST 17-20
About the Producers & The Berkshires Arts Festival
American Art Marketing and its affiliate An American Craftsman Galleries are long-standing art institutions founded by the husband and wife team Richard & Joanna Rothbard. They produce an annual series of top rated juried art events in Sarasota, Brooklyn Museum, and Washington DC featuring contemporary craft and fine art.
The July Berkshires Arts Festival has become one of the Berkshires most prominent annual events attracting 200 artists from across the country to the beautiful, lush Ski Butternut in Great Barrington MA.
You will discover original works direct from the artist's studios. You will meet the artists, enjoy their creative expertise and be able to make a purchase from a broad selection of furniture, jewelry, art glass, ceramics, wearable art, painting, garden sculpture and more.
BERKSHIRES ARTS FESTIVAL | JULY 1-3
Now in its 16th year, the Berkshires Arts Festival is recognized nationally as one of the most respected annual summer art events in the country. The festival is rated by the Berkshires Visitors Bureau as one of the top ten "Hot Spots" in Western Massachusetts and is highly recommended as one of THE places to go for family get-togethers. With its relaxed atmosphere, great food, fantastic art & fine crafts, there are plenty of things for the entire family to enjoy.
WHAT'S NEW? NEW ARTISTS + NEW FOOD & DESSERT BOOTHS + TREASURE HUNT!
This year’s show promises to be one of the best yet with more than 40 new artists exhibiting for the first time and numerous award-winning artists from top shows making their Berkshires debut.
SHOW HOURS: SATURDAY July 1: 10am-6pm | SUNDAY July 2: 10am-6pm | MONDAY July 3: 10am-5pm
ADMISSION: Adult $14 | Senior $13 (64+) | Student $7 | Weekend Pass $16 | Children under 10 FREE | Master Pass $21 (valid for both shows)
BERKSHIRES ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL | August 17-20
We are very proud that our Berkshires Arts Festival is rated by the Berkshires Visitors Bureau as one of the 10 Great Cultural Hotspots in Western Massachusetts. After 15 successful years at Ski Butternut July 4th weekend, we will launch a new festival at Eastover in August just 10 minutes from downtown Lenox.
Our show will be located at Eastover a 600-acre sanctuary located only minutes from downtown Lenox, Canyon Ranch, Cranwell’s Spa & Golf Resort, Kripalu Center, Tanglewood Music Center, and Shakespeare & Co. Lenox is the epicenter of the Berkshires’ cultured lifestyle and is just 25 minutes from Great Barrington.
LIVE MUSIC & FABULOUS CUISINE + WORKSHOPS
A weekend of Hands on Activities for the entire family. There will be plenty of workshops and hands-on activities for all and a puppet show + treasure hunt for the kids
Sign up for Workshops & Classes, May 20 on this website.
Here are a few samples:
• Wheel Throwing - Ed Feldman
• Clay Hand Building - Leslie Klein
• Zipper Bracelets - Joyce Weeks
• Ribbon Flowers and Fabric Flowers - Nina Ziv
• Cuff It! Jewelry Making - Shauna Burke
• Intro to Relief Printmaking - Daniel Chiaccio
• Silk Marbeling -Patricia de Santis
BERKSHIRES ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL
SHOW HOURS: THURSDAY Aug. 17: 5pm-9pm (SPECIAL EVENT) | FRIDAY Aug. 18: 10am-6pm | SATURDAY Aug. 19: 10am-6pm | SUNDAY Aug. 20: 10am-4:30pm
ADMISSION: Adult $14 | Senior $13 (64+) | Student $7 | Weekend Pass $16 | Children under 10 FREE |