The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is a community arts center housed in a historic building in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. Inside, there's an exhibiting art gallery and performance area, workshops, working artist studios, a ceramic studio and a darkroom. Located at 28 Renne Avenue off of Fenn Street, the gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is named in honor of Kitty Lichtenstein, an extraordinary arts benefactor in the Pittsfield community and beyond, who donated the building to the City of Pittsfield.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts includes nine working artist studios-joining over 40 other working artist studios in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. Resident artists pay rent and also provide monthly volunteer hours. To join the waiting list for available studios, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes and Workshops
Local teaching artists lead a variety of classes at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Please call 413-499-9348 for a list of current classes being offered.
Events & Performances
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts features performances and readings by a variety of musicians, dancers, actors and poets, like the Town Players of Pittsfield, Berkshires Jazz and other community institutions.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts features a variety of changing art shows. Annual exhibits include the BAA Fellowship show in April, Art in Our Schools in May, featuring work by middle and high school students from Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield Contemporary, an annual juried show in August, and Ten Spot, an invitational show featuring some of the best artists in the Berkshires in conjunction with February’s 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
Gallery & Space Rental
Arts and civic organizations can rent the gallery space for events. Contact the Office of Cultural Development at email@example.com or 413-499-9348.