The beautiful landscape of the Berkshire Mountains has inspired American artists for generations and still continues to do so. Come to the Berkshires and find the region’s lasting cultural heritage at a variety of art festivals and museums this summer.
Artists and authors like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Norman Rockwell derived their art and folklore from the mystical history and natural beauty of the Berkshires. Come to the Berkshires this summer to find where these artists found their inspiration, experience their masterpieces, and encounter some of modern art’s greatest festivals. At the Norman Rockwell Museum, you can tour one of the famed artist’s favorite studios. If theatre is your passion, visit the Williamstown Theatre Festival, showing productions every night from June 21st to August 19th. To experience the best in modern dance, catch a performance at the Jacob’s Pillow festival from June 16th to August 26th. And for the modern art aficionado, enjoy world-class ceramics, jewelry, metal, leather, and glass works at the Berkshire Arts Festival July 6-8, August 24-26, and September 28-30. Otherwise, bring the utensils and canvass, open your eyes, and create your own masterpiece.