NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Beginning on Thursday, June 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) DownStreet Art’s 2019 (DSA) season will feature new artists, new events, and new collaborations. 

Held on the last Thursday of every month from June through September, the 2019 DSA arts events – all of which are free and open to the public – will kick off on Thursday, June 27, from 5-8 p.m.  

DSA season 2019 highlights include installation of the work of seven local and regional artists in empty storefronts downtown, live music under the historic Mohawk marquee, a “beer and margarita garden” at the Eagle Street Pocket Park, vending trucks, and arts-related activities spread throughout downtown North Adams. 

In addition to the Thursday, June 27 event, DSA Thursdays will continue throughout the season on July 25, Aug. 29, and Sept. 26. 

DownStreet Art is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), which provides professional development training, resources, and support to the artists, art managers, and creative workers of Berkshire County run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA. DSA’s goal is to help the economic development of North Adams and encourage the dialogue between our community and the arts. Since its inception in 2008, more than 150,000 visitors have come downtown and through the doors of DownStreet Art’s galleries and exhibits. 

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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