NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art, the last-Thursday-of-the-month popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, returns to the downtown for the last installment of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 26.
As always, DownStreet Art is free and open to the public.
There's always something new at each DownStreet Art so look for new gallery exhibits, Main Street storefront installations designed by local and regional artists, mural-making from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts' Kidspace, music, an Eagle Street beverage garden, a community bike tour of the city's murals, and more.
Here's what's in store for the final 2019 DownStreet Art:
• Opening receptions at MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., and Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.; music at the Mohawk Theater provided by Eagle Street Music; and a Common Folk artists' market hosted by the MCLA-alum run artist collective.
• DownStreet Art is partnering with Tourists to welcome national touring artists Grant Farm and Reed Foehl for music on Holden Street This part of the inn's "Sing for Your Slumber" series.
Hailing from Boulder, Colo., Grant Farm is led by former national flatpicking guitar champ Tyler Grant and is firmly grounded in both American roots music and rock 'n' roll, creating a unique sound they've dubbed "Cosmic Americana." Fans of Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Phish may enjoy their high-energy, authentic sound.
Vermonter Reed Foehl touches on a range of Americana styles, all with emotionally charged lyrics and memorable choruses, from somber folk elegies to barroom country sing-alongs and calypso-flavored, country-infused pop.
A-OK Barbecue will have fare available on Holden.
• Bike to the Murals: A four-mile long ride through downtown North Adams, coordinated by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. Meet at St. Anthony's Municipal Parking lot at 6 p.m. and see the murals by bike.
• Design Lab, 49 Main St: "Creativity Capsule": Create take-away art capsules and discover a new way to create, share and think together in this participatory event. The capsule will house inspirational materials such as visual art and creative writing exercises.
• Main Street Storefronts continuing exhibits:
49 Main St.: Gloria Calderon-Saenz's "North Adams with Strings Attached" and Eric Reinemann's "Intersections"
68 Main St.: Benjamin Lamb's "Torn to Pieces"
101 Main St.: Sarah DeFusco and Megan Karlen's "Stratos-Fear"
105 Main St.: Emilee Yawn's "Fake Nature"
107 Main St.: Hideyo Okamura's "Abstract" and Sara Farrell Okamura's "Fact vs. Fiction"
Downstreet Art events are held on the last Thursday of every month from June through September and are free and open to the public.
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MCLA Men's Lacrosse Drops First Game in Program's History
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The College of Mount Saint Vincent received seven goals from Patrick Nagy as they cruised past the MCLA Trailblazers 13-0 Saturday evening in non-league men's lacrosse action.
The game marked the first in program history for MCLA as it was officially welcomed as a varsity sport. The Dolphins are now 1-0 while MCLA is 0-1.
In the opening quarter, Mount Saint Vincent's Patrick Nagy tallied the game's opening two goals in the first 2:21 for an early 2-0 advantage. The visitors would continue their strong play in the opening quarter with two more goals to up the margin to 4-0 after one period of play.
The Dolphins would add five more goals in the second period to assume ultimate control. Jaiden Martinez and Matthew Pincus added markers before Nagy closed the half with three more tallies to up the margin to 9-0 at intermission.
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The School Committee approved the $10,038,602 budget on Thursday that although is almost 5 percent more than the fiscal 2020 budget of $9,564,727 reflects a near $331,000 increase in state aid.
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