Collecting Art In The Berkshires
An activity that’s great for any of the Berkshires’ four seasons: Gallery-hopping.
The Berkshires are home to an abundance of artists of a variety of media. The galleries give their work a home, and are a rich treasure trove for collectors as well as more casual buyers.These include the WIT Gallery, the Church Street Art Gallery, Devries Fine Art Inc., the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art, and the Sienna Gallery all right here in Lenox.
Here is an excellent list of additional galleries to expand your gallery tour. They carry works by smaller, local artists, by internationally recognized creators like Dale Chihuly and everything in between. Here is a supplemental list/additional source…and here are some suggestions and reviews by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
The Berkshire Visual Arts website also offers a substantial list of artists who call the Berkshires home, offering information about the artists and their work. Explore the works of Peter Dudek, multi-media architectural sculptor, the allegorical 2-dimensional pieces by Walton Ford, and whimsical upcycler Danny O’s menagerie of creations.
Visit these sites to get a feel for which galleries and artists may be most of interest to you, make a list, and begin your journey.