Pittsfield's City Hall, located at 70 Allen Street, will host a group art show organized by Community Access to the Arts (CATA), the non-profit organization that provides arts workshops to over 500 people with disabilities in Berkshire County, during the month of April. In coordination with First Fridays Artswalk, a reception will be held on Friday, April 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
"We're honored to host a show of the remarkable work by CATA artists in City Hall,” noted Mayor Dan Bianchi. "The arts are for everyone, without exception, and I very much respect and appreciate the work CATA does to bring artmaking to all.”
This exhibit is part of CATA's "Art on Tour” program, funded in part by Rhee Kasky & Bill Cohn and Balance Rock Investment Group. CATA's artwork travels to museums, galleries, community centers, and other public spaces in keeping with the organization's mission to nurture and celebrate the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.
Selected works include paintings and drawings from many of the visual arts workshops taking place in Berkshire County with a focus on artists residing in the city of Pittsfield. CATA's Pittsfield settings currently include the Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Service Group, BlueQ and Pittsfield Public Schools.
Pittsfield City Hall and the CATA art exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4pm through April 30, and is located at 70 Allen Street in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. For more information about Community Access to the Arts, visit www.communityaccesstotheARTS.org.
Artwork by CATA artist Jena. High resolution images available upon request.