Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

June 12, 2015

Berkshires - Year 20 & Still Counting

Spring, 2015
by Shera Cohen

In mid-May of each year, I sit at my dining room table in front of at least 12 flyers, schedules, and promotional pieces from as many performing and visual arts venues in the Berkshires. This is my layout and plan to create three summer weeks of enjoyment entrenched in everything cultural for approximately six to eight people.

I have written my annual Berkshire article in different formats, perhaps not for the readers’ sake, but selfishly to give myself some new angles. I’ve done the diary, lumping similar genres, Best Of, and even alphabetical. This article will be true to my actual planning process -- what are we going to do in the mornings? The afternoons? The evenings?