2018 SUMMER GUIDE TO DOWNTOWN NORTH ADAMS

The North Adams Exchange (NAX) is a private-public collaboration of the City of North Adams; downtown merchants and local community members; and the North Adams Partnership, focused on increasing foot traffic between Main Street and MASS MoCA.

 

ART WALK MAP

1 – Marshall Street | PRIMARY SEPARATION Don Gummer – Originally designed in 1969, the suspended split stone (which is either separating or re-uniting) had deeply personal meanings, but also was influenced by the political tumult surrounding the Vietnam War.

2 – Rt. 2 Overpass | CIRCUMNAVIGATE THROUGH Corwin Levi, Dowstreet Art – One of a series of wall murals commissioned by the public arts initiative of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, 2014.

3 – Marshall Street | HARMONIC BRIDGE Bruce Odland & SamAuinger – Resonating tubes on the overpass above extract sound waves in the pitch of “C” from ambient street noise, replaying it through cast concrete speakers.

4 – Center Street | JUSTICE  Alaa Awad, Downstreet Art – Ancient  Egyptian motifs describe contemporary political and social realities, 2014.

5 – Center Street | IMAGINARIUM Yu-Baba, Downstreet ArtYu-Baba, a native of Belarus, is a Brooklyn-based muralist whose expressive and colorful work can be found across Europe and throughout the United States.

6 – Center Street | MURALISMO PUBLICO Marta Gil & Estibaliz Vera, DownStreet Art – This optimistic mural by Spanish collective Muralismo Publico inaugurated DownStreet Art’s public art commissions, 2012.

7 –  Union Street | MUSEUM OF DOG Union StreetDog paintings, photographs, sculptures, antique dog collars, vintage dog toys, tapestries, and more… everything DOG!

8 – North Church Street | COLEGROVE PARK MASS MoCA’s “Tree Logic” by natalie Jeremijenko is in its 3rd generation, roots skyward, branches down. See the 2nd generation here, re-grounded.

9 – HISTORIC EAGLE STREET

INSTALLATION SPACE Gallery featuring interpretive, interactive, and informative contemporary art exhibits.

GALEN CHENY PROJECTS Studio of contemporary painter, Galen Cheny, featuring works by her and guest artists.

MARTHA FLOOD DESIGN STUDIO & FABRIC GALLERY Martha’s “Woodland Collection” fabrics feature natural textural patterns of bark, grass, flowers, and leaves. The bring the peace we feel in nature indoors. Eco-poly canvas, quilt weight cotons, hand-sewn goods.

EAGLE STREET ARTISANS Offering an eclectic mixture of gifts and home decor created by many local artisans and small businesses.

10 – Eagle Street Alley | MURAL Matt McWhirt – A vast scenic vista of the Berkshires, in one of the North Adams’ signature alleyways.

11 – East Main Street | BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM Faculty-artists from New England Colleges, The Next Generation: Jeanne Jalandoni, Edwardian Era Fashion: Collection of Greg Lafave, along with ongoing exhibitions from permanent collections.

12 – Church Street | NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY The mission of the North Adams Public Library is to collect, provide, and conserve resources that educate, entertain, and inform our citizens, with a special emphasis on literacy and local history.

13 – Ashland Street | OUTSIDE OUTSIDE is a storefront gallery for contemporary art and design that highlights the intersections between art, architecture, design, and fabrication.

14 – Summer Street | BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM ANNEX – A CHAPEL FOR HUMANITY A massive sculputural epic with 150 life-sized figures, 250 low-relief ceiling figures, and a September 11 Memorial Garden. A 12-year creative effort first opened in 2001.

15 – Ashland Street | ASHLAND STREET PROJECT SPACE  Community flex-space, lounge, and zine publisher. Events, meetings, workshops, and other happenings.

16 – Main Street | DURBIN AND HILLARD: A DUET AT THE MOHAWK Brian Trelegan, DownStreet Art – An interpretation in sound of the Mohawk Theater’s opening night in 1938, 2018.

17 – 85 Main Street Concourse | WALL DRAWINGS Jarvis Rockwell, DownStreet Art – Juxtaposing two- and three-dimensional work, Rockwell creates a realm between reality and fantasy and, as he puts it, between life and death, 2014 & 2015.

18 – Main Street Breezeway | PAINT IT BIG! PAINT IT PUBLIC! Andrew Davis – A Clark Art teen mural workshop based on Albrecht Drurer’s sixteenth-century woodcut, “The Rhinoceros”.

19 – Various | MURAL SERIES Peter Dudek – 10 images throughout the city of North Adams (It’s up to you to find them!), 2014.

20 – Main Street | NORTH ADAMS MAKERS’ MILL A creative space that builds community and fosters new learning opportunities around a shared passion for making.

21 – Main Street | BUS STAND Victoria Palermo – With a sly allusion to Sol LeWitt and Daniel Buren, Palermo provides color, light, and refuge. A MASS MoCA Kidspace project, 2012.

22 – Holden Street | THAT’S GNEISS Melissa matsuki lillie, DownStreet Art – An abstract interpretation of the geologic make-up of the region, 2012.

23 – Main Street | MCLA GALLERY 51 Operated by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to exhibit work from a wide range of emerging to mid-career contemporary artists. MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

24 – Main Street | ONE COUNTRY, ONE GAME: A CELEBRATION OF BASEBALL Art from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, artifacts from the Red Sox, and local memorabilia tell us how baseball brings America together. One Country One Game on Facebook.

25 – Marshall & Main Streets | CORRUGAROU Andrew Schrock & Klaas Hubner – A building-sized musical instrument installed on Main Street, by Andrew Schrock and Klaas Hubner of New Orleans Airlift. Additional related work can be found at TOURISTS, on Route 2.

26 – HERITAGE STATE PARK

NORTH ADAMS MUSEUM OF HISTORY & SCIENCE The History Museum protects, preserves, and promotes the rich history of North Adams, MA and its people through exhibits, models, and artifacts.

WESTERN GATEWAY HERITAGE STATE MUSEUM Learn about the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, which was built between 1851 and 1875.

EXTREME MODEL RAILROAD & CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE See a model and plans for the proposed museum. Office open 10am-4pm, Monday – Friday.

27 – BUILDING 13 GALLERIES | CYNTHIA-REEVES, FERRIN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, and THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION Commercial art galleries and art book publishers located on the MASS MoCA campus.

28 – BUILDING 1 GALLERIES | ROAM An independent art gallery focusing on wildlife photography.

29 – River Street | TRAVEL LIGHT Mike Glier – A monumental black bird and related designs rendered in shaped and colorful tiles on four sides of a storage shed at the Porches Inn. “Let’s meet at the grackle.”

FEATURE PROJECTS

KLAAS HüBNER AND ANDREW SCHROCK, Corrugarou, 2017  | Main St. & Marshall St. (Northwest corner)
In conjunction with the opening of TOURISTS, a riverside resort being developed on the banks of the Hoosic River in the city’s west end, an interactive, large-scale Music Box by Klaas Hübner and Andrew Schrock of the artist and music collective New Orleans Airlift will sing at the corner of Marshall and Main. Additional elements of “musical architecture” by Airlift will be unveiled at TOURISTS later in the summer. Seen from afar, Hübner and Schrock’s Corrugarou at first resembles a slightly surreal guard tower, its perforated metal sides slashed by large fan blades. Upon entering visitors find themselves within a two-story playable musical instrument. By turning the cranks visitors set fans and sounds in motion, part of Earmark II, a sound exhibition organized and “on listen” at MASS MoCA.

 

ONE COUNTRY, ONE GAME; A CELEBRATION OF BASEBALL | 66 Main Street | Art from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, artifacts from the Red Sox, and local memorabilia tell us how baseball brings America together. One Country One Game on Facebook.

 

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

FOOD + DRINK | Numbers indicate street address

MASS MoCA CAMPUS | Lickety Split, Tunnel City Coffee, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing
MARSHALL ST. | 33 The Mohawk Tavern  26 Grazie Traditional Italian  20 BrewHaHa
MAIN ST. | 1 Subway  40 Richmond Grille (in Holiday Inn)  41 Pan-Asian  55 The Hub  57 Empire Cafe
67 Ramuntos  117 Bella Roma Pizza
HOLDEN ST. | 20 Christo’s  34  PUBLIC Eat + Drink
EAGLE ST. | 12 Jack’s Hot Dog Stand  23 Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant  51 Village Pizza
ASHLAND ST. | 14 Eat to Total Health  139 Korean Garden  218 Pitcher’s Mound  303 SereniTea Parlor
AMERICAN LEGION DR. | 36 Papa Gino’s Pizza  152 Triple Scoop  154 Angelina’s Subs  160 Boston Seafood
HERITAGE STATE PARK | Freight Yard Pub
STATE ST. |  159 Key West Bar  167 State Street Tavern  310 Hot Dog Ranch

RETAIL | Numbers indicate street address

MARSHALL ST. | & Corner of Main featuring rotating local crafters & artisan – Fri-Sun starting at noon
MAIN ST. | 43 Verizon Store  59 Berkshire Emporium & Antiques  81 Eagle Street Music  115 Moulton’s Spectacle Shoppe
HOLDEN ST. | 12 TGL Photoworks  18 AR Design Art & Tattoo  28 Bark N Cat
EAGLE ST. | 11 Mia’s Exchange  13 Persnickety Toys   27 Eagle Street Artisans  38 Martha Flood Design
ASHLAND ST. |  16 DiLego Jewelers
AMERICAN LEGION DR. | Steeple City Plaza Olympia Sports, Peebles, V&V Liquors  142 Whitney’s Packaging 30 Dollar Tree  14 Label Shopper
ROUTE 2 | Big Y(groceries), CVS, AutoZone, Rite Aid, Aubuchon Hardware

ART + ENTERTAINMENT | Numbers indicate street address

MARSHALL ST. | MASS MoCA, MASS MoCA Campus Ferrin Contemporary, CYNTHIA-REEVES, & The Artist Book Foundation, Corner of Main St. & Marshall Corrugagrou
MAIN ST. | 49 Design Lab  51 Gallery 51  66 GAME ON  73 Maker’s Mill  111 Mohawk Theater  159 Berkshire Art Museum  Corner of Church St. Public Library
EAGLE ST. | 38 Martha Flood  44 Gravity Gallery
ASHLAND ST. | 10 Outside Gallery
AMERICAN LEGION DR. | Steeple City Plaza North Adams Movieplex, Berkshire Scenic Railway entrance
HERITAGE STATE PARK | North Adams Museum of History & Science, DCR Museum

SERVICES| Numbers indicate street address

MARSHALL ST. | 20 Man’s World Styling Salon  33 Berkshire Photography & Printing
MAIN ST. |  37 Berkshire Bank  40 Holiday Inn  53 Steepleview Realty  62 Nail Designs  77 Shear Madness Salon  90 TD Bank North  93 MountainOne Bank
HOLDEN ST. | 26 North Adams Yoga
EAGLE ST. | 31 Adams Community Bank  12 Klipper Kingz
ASHLAND ST. | 18 Live to Total Health  22 Scizzor Sisters  131 Greylock Federal Credit Union
AMERICAN LEGION DR. | Steeple City Plaza Planet Fitness  150 Berkshire Kettlebells
ROUTE 2 | 121 Visitors Center  69 J Star Gymnastics  69 Miner Combat Gym

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

EAST ON ROUTE 2 | Eclipse Mill, Beaver Mill, Natural Bridge State Park, Hoosac Range Trails, World Famous Hairpin Turn
SOUTH ON CHURCH STREET | Historic homes, Windsor Lake
SOUTH ON ASHLAND | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Historic Hoosac Tunnel

SOUTH ON ROUTE 8 | Joe Wolfe Field, Noel Field, Skate Park, Mini Golf, Candlepin Bowling, Mt. Greylock, Bascom Lodge
WEST ON ROUTE 2 | Cascades School Supply Murals, Greylock Bowl, Cascades Waterfall TrailAppalachian Trail

 

SUMMER CALENDAR | SAVE THESE DATES!

Date          Event | Location | Time

June 7         SteepleCats baseball season opening day | Joe Wolfe Field | Games start at 6:30PM
June 6         Free concerts | Windsor Lake | Every Wednesday at 6:30PM
June 9       Farmers Market season starts | St. Anthony & Marshall St. | Every Saturday  9AM – 1PM
June 17       Fathers Day Fest | Bright Ideas Brewing | 3 – 7PM
June 28       DownStreet Art Kick-off | Downtown | 5 – 8PM
June 29       Movie Under the Stars | Colegrove Park | 8:30PM
July             Party in the Park free concerts begin | Noel Field | Every Thursday | 6 – 8PM
July 4          Annual 4th of July Fireworks / SteepleCats game | Joe Wolfe Field | 6:30-10PM
July 14        Eagle Street Beach Party | Eagle St. | 3:30 – 10PM (Rain Date: July 21)

July 15        Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival begins | MASS MoCA
July 26        DownStreet Art | Downtown | 5 – 8PM
July 27        Movie Under the Stars | Colegrove Park | 8:30PM
Aug. 7         National Night Out Community Block Party | Noel Field | 2 – 7PM
Aug. 15      Downtown Celebration | Downtown | 5:30 – 9PM (Rain Date: Aug. 17)
Aug. 17       MASS MoCA’s Annual Movie at Airport | Harriman-West Airport | 8PM
Aug. 25-26  Motorama Presents the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow | Downtown | Sat. at 8:30PM,
Aug. 26-27  Motorama Car Show | Downtown | Sun. 9AM – 3PM
Aug. 30       DownStreet Art  | Downtown | 5 – 8PM
Aug. 31       Movie Under the Stars | Colegrove Park | 8:30PM

 

ALL SUMMER LONG

NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET | St. Anthony Parking Lot
Starting June 10th, this outdoor, producer-only farmers market is held every Saturday from 9AM – 1PM, rain or shine, in the St. Anthony’s Municipal Lot at the corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive, across from MASS MoCA. The market accepts debit, credit, EBT/SNAP, and WIC & Senior Coupons.
For more information: 413.664.6180 or FB: North Adams Farmers Market
BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY HOOSAC VALLEY TRAIN RIDES | 98 Crowley Ave.
Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00
Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE | Intersection of Kemp Ave. & Bradley St.
Lake includes a sand volleyball court, small beach, playground, disc golf course, concessions, and restrooms. Free summer concerts starting at 6:30PM on Wednesday evenings. Parking free during concerts.
June: 6 Misty Blues, 13 Trio Candela, 20 License to Groove  27 Born IV Blues | July: 4 Moonshine Holler (4:30PM), 11 Bernice Lewis, 18 Quincy, 25 Bang on a Can | August: 1 The Eagles Community Band, 8 Honey Talk, 15 No Concert, 22 JP Murphy, 29 Rev Tor
PARTY IN THE PARK | Noel Field, 310 State St.
Every Thursday night in July & August local radio station WNAW/ WUPE FM rocks Noel Field from 6 – 8PM with a free rock concert, classic cars, food trucks, and fun! The athletic complex features a running track, ball fields, basketball court, playground, and new skate park opening in early July 2017.
COLEGROVE PARK | north Church St. between Main St. & Route 2
Free community events in Colegrove Park include:  Movies Under the Stars: Last Thursdays at dusk. 6/28 – The Wizard of Oz, 7/26 – Beethoven (dog movie), 8/30 – The Secret Life of Pets, 9/27 – Bolt
DOWNSTREET ART | Downtown North Adams
Rooted in a philosophy that art creates vibrant community, DownStreet Art bring together local and non-local residents and makers for a wide-ranging exploration of creativity, filling storefronts and sidewalks with visual art, music, and performance. Join DownStreet Art throughout the summer as it celebrates 10th seasons, but especially the last Thursday of each month from June to September (5 – 8pm). Visit downstreetart.org for more info.

 

STEEPLECATS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL | Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St.
North Adams is proud to host the SteepleCats, a New England Collegiate Baseball League team. Join us for NECBL home games starting at 6:30PM, except on Sundays. Sunday games start at 4:30PM. steeplecats.com
HOME GAME DATES: 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/11, 6/12, 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/25, 6/26, July: 7/1, 7/2, 7/4, 7/5, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/15, 7/21, 7/24, 7/25, 7/29

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO. ON LOCAL EVENTS, ATTRACTIONS, & BUSINESSES:

PHONE | MON. – FRI. 10AM TO 2PM | (413) 664-6180
IN PERSON | VISITORS BOOTH | 121 UNION ST. |  EVERYDAY, 10AM – 4PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EARMARKS II  | MASSMOCA.ORG/EARMARKS
North Adams Exchange programming was made possible by support from the Barr Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust, Franklin County CDC, and First Hartford Realty with in-kind support from Karen Brooks Hopkins.