Celebrating “Art & Industry” in Pittsfield

“Art & Industry”, the 2014 theme of the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development will be celebrated in many ways at Arrowhead.
On Saturday, May 24th, Michael Melle will unveil his latest sculptural work, “Checking in for Work“, a frieze of life-sized straw figures. These men and women represent factory workers through the ages heading into the red barn“factory”, being logged in by an overseer. Visitors will be able to pose with the figures, and on June 21st, meet and work with Melle as he offers a workshop on his craft.


“Summer Fun at the Farm”

June brings kids, books, chickens and dirt together for “Summer Fun at the Farm”. Held each Monday at 10: 00 a.m. throughout the summer, this storytelling hour for kids 2-5 will let them explore the farm through books and hand-on activities.


Yoga on the Lawn

Waterfall Perry wil be offering yoga on the lawn every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. during June, July and August. Enjoy this healthy and relaxing activity amidst the serenity of Melville’s trees.


Country Fairs at Arrowhead

The third Saturday of June, July, August and September will see a return of the Country Fair at Arrowhead! Crafters, food, and music will abound on the South Lawn from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. If you are interested in participating as a crafter, musician or food vendor, please call 413-442-1793 × 10.


Revival of “Maids in the Mills"at Arrowhead in July

In celebration of the 2014 Downtown Cultural Community theme of “Art & Industry “, a revival of J. Peter Bergman’s 2005 play “Maids in the Mills” will be offered during the month of July. Members of the original cast reprising their roles include Sally Filkins and Rodelinde Albrecht, who will join Dyan Arduini, Kevin Wixsom and Delaney Ivas, among others. Performances are scheduled for: Saturday, July 5th; Sundays July 6, 13, and 27th; Mondays July 7th,14th,and 28th; Tuesdays July 8th, 22nd and 29th. All performances will take place in the Arrowhead barn at 7:00p.m. All tickets are $25.00 per person, $15.00 for students, seniors and BHS members.

Stick Your Hands in History

Saturdays in July and August, middle school children will be offered the opportunity to explore the creative intersection of art and history by using objects from the Historical Society’s collection to curate an exhibit on the theme of Art & Industry. Each exhibit created from a pool of 60 items, will be on display for one week and will change each Saturday. The program is free and open to all middle school children. Saturday mornings at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dates: July 5,12,19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23.

Climbing Monument Mountain with Melville and Hawthorne

On Sunday, August 3rd join the Trustees of Reservations and the Berkshire Historical Society as they once again recreate the inspiring occasion where Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne. Meet at the public parking area on Route 7 at 9:00 to hear the story, then climb the mountain and share a toast to two of America’s literary greats. Free; the public is welcome.