Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

June 25, 2023

Preview: Chesterwood, "Arts Alive"

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
through fall, 2023

When thinking about Chesterwood, the first image that comes to mind is that of Abraham Lincoln seated in his chair sculpted for all to see upon visiting DC. Few, however, realize that the artist of this monument was Daniel Chester French whose home is in Stockbridge, MA.

House, studio, and grounds tours are given nearly daily. The past decade the beautiful stretch of land and woodsy paths are strewn with sculpture of all sizes and colors, each designed by a different contemporary artist.

This year, a series of numerous performing and literary arts takes place at Chesterwood. The series started during the Covid years, but 2023 marks a full calendar. Check the website for specific dates and artists.

Music includes the group Close Encounters with Music, Amity Brass Quintet, and HEARD World Jazz Ensemble. Dance takes the stage with Berkshire Pulse Choreographers, Garet & Company, and Ian Spencer Bell Dance. For those who wish to hear the art of the written word, three poetry readings will be held over the course of the summer. Finishing the line-up will be the theatre troupe Tableau Vivants.