Pittsfield’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival Kicks Off on Thursday [Berkshire on Stage]


Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District has a sure cure for cabin fever this February; the fifth annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival featuring a lively array of music, art, theater, dance, comedy, film, play, a bonfire and fireworks and more from from February 11-21, in the hub of the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

Organized by Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage Company, the festival features 64 performances highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers. The 10×10 festival kicks off on Thursday (February 11) with the IS183 Art School’s Learning Through the Arts Showcase and the first preview night of Barrington Stage’s 10×10 New Play Festival.

“Now in its fifth year, the 10×10 Upstreet Festival continues to put a spotlight on the range of talents our city has to offer,” Mayor Linda Tyer stated. “The 2016 line-up is filled with theater, dance, poetry and music. There’s truly something for everyone, so please be sure to come out and enjoy the amazing creativity on display.” New participants and venues in this year’s festival include Dottie’s Coffee Lounge; Hotel on North; Sohn Fine Art Gallery; the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market; the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires and the WordXWord Rockwell Project.

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