NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces DownStreet Art will participate in the 2016 Northern Berkshire Cultural Season Preview on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at MASS MoCA’s Club B10.

Hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, BCRC’s DownStreet Art will join MASS MoCA, the Clark, Williamstown Theater Festival and Williams College Museum of Art in previews of their summer seasons.

DownStreet Art will return on Thursday, June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the first DownStreet Art Thursday of the season.  This event will feature exhibition openings, the debut of DownStreet Art creative business incubator spaces, and some surprises, according to BCRC Director Jennifer Crowell.

“We are very pleased to join our colleagues in promoting the world-class cultural opportunities available to us here in the Northern Berkshires,” Crowell said. “This season’s DownStreet Art theme, ‘Meet Your Neighbors,’ not only will spotlight the amazing institutional resources available residents of the region, but also the talented artists who live and work in North Adams and the surrounding community.”

DownStreet Art Thursdays will take place this year on July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29.

DownStreet Art is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), and provides professional development, training, resources and support to the artists, art managers and creative workers who live and work in Berkshire County.

Designed as a creative economic revitalization project to revitalize downtown North Adams in 2008, DownStreet Art exists to build economic and social capital and encourage the dialogue between our community and the arts. DownStreet Art does this by enlivening downtown North Adams, using art and cultural activities to increase visitorship and enhance resident participation. Further information about DownStreet Art can be found at

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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