DEDICATION In memory of 
BAC founding member 
Faye Kleinman Levenson, painter, 1912-2012.

 

We are a multidisciplinary community arts center,a nonprofit incorporated in 1978 as a 501(c)3 organization.

Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns promotes and supports the arts through exhibits, performance, programs and instruction, encouraging imagination, creativity and community involvement.

ABOUT US |

Located in Historic North Becket Village

  • General Info

    Street Address

    Becket Arts Center is located in Historic North Becket Village at the intersection of Rte. 8 / Main Street and Brooker Hill Road.

     

    Mailing Address

    Becket Arts Center, 7 Brooker Hill Road
    Becket, MA 01223

     

    Phone

    (413) 623-6635

     

    Email

    office@becketartscenter.org

     

    Website

    www.becketartscenter.org

     

    BAC Gallery Hours 2015

    May 23- June 20

    Open Sat & Sun 12-4 pm

     

    June 25 - Sept. 6

    Open Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 12-4pm

     

    Sept. 12 - Sept. 20

    Open Sat & Sun 12-4pm

     

    Exhibits, Events, and Workshops

    May – September

    See specific section for dates and times.

     

    Pre-registration is required for adult and young peoples' workshops and Come Celebrate, our week-long summer camp for children.

     

    Yoga classes are provided on a drop-in basis throughout the year

     

    Free Events

     * Professional Artist Exhibits

     * Summer Solstice Celebration

     * Marty Lasker Lecture Series

     

    …and welcoming you as a significant Volunteer!

     

  • Sponsorships

     

    Local Cultural Councils

    Programs are supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Becket, Washington, Hinsdale/Peru, Lee, Chester, and Otis, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

     

    The Central Berkshire Fund of
    The Berkshire Taconic Commmunity Foundation

    www.berkshiretaconic.org/

     

    Massachusetts Cultural Council

    www.massculturalcouncil.org/

     

    A $15,000. Technical and Feasibility Study Grant in 2012/13 was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative arrangement with Mass Development and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

     

    Thank you to the many individuals who helped BAC match this funding.

     

    Qualprint

    www.qualprint.com

     

    Bruno Design

    www.brunodesign.net/

     

    Alliance of Artist Communities

    www.artistcommunities.org/

     

    Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

    www.jacobspillow.org/

     

  • Staff

    We are very happy to introduce Eileen Donovan to you. She is our new administrative coordinator from North Adams. She brings with her a wealth of experience, having been employed both in the field of marketing and education. Her enthusiasm, drive, and resourcefulness are all assets which will bring the Arts Center to new heights. Creating new marketing strategies for the BAC, developing up-to-date membership plans, and assisting with the implementation of our many and varied programs will be the focus of her responsibilities. We encourage all of you to drop by and extend her a warm welcome!

     

    We continue to be most grateful for the large number of volunteers who are so committed to keeping the Arts Center alive and vibrant.

     

    Becket Arts Center Board of Directors

    Sally Soluri, President

    Paul Costelloe, Building Consultant

    Joan Davidson, past President

    Ted Greenwood, Treasurer

    Robert Gross, Assistant to the Treasurer

    Laurel Herman, Public Relations

    Mikel Lamont, Young People's Programs

    Lucy Sandler, Secretary, Gift Shop Coordinator

     

    We also wish to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and contributions of Rima Sala, Linda Colvin, Adrea Seligsohn, and Jane Falcone. Rima coordinates  Families Dance Together at the Pillow, assists with editing, and numerous other program activities. Linda assists with secretarial responsibilities and contributes heavily to the overall stability of the organization. Adea is our Exhibit Coordinator and Jane Falcone, our Workshop Coordinator.

     

  • Cultural Partners

    Town of Becket

    www.townofbecket.org

     

    Becket Athenaeum

    www.becketathenaeum.org

     

    Mullen House Education Center & Becket Land Trust

    www.becketlandtrust.org

     

    Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

    www.jacobspillow.org/

     

    Becket Washington School

    www.edline.net/pages/Becket_Washington_School

     

    North Hall

    northhallhuntington.org/

     

    Arts Alive

    hilltownartsalive.com/

     

    Worthington Historical Society

    www.worthingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

     

    Community Access to the Arts (CATA)

    www.communityaccesstothearts.org/

     

    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    www.mcla.edu/

     

    National Wild & Scenic Westfield River

    www.westfieldriverwildscenic.org

     

    Alliance of Artist Communities

    www.artistcommunities.org/

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Special Thanks

To our current BAC Board members, Committee Chairpeople and their members, retiring BAC board members and all those who have helped this year and before:

 

Paul Campbell | Executive Director 2009 - 2013

Initiated multiple partnerships, launched the Gift Shop,

planned and coordinated multiple appealing programs,

and Community Celebrations.

 

Shane Biell | Photography

 

Leslie Blake-Davis | Principal

Jennifer Annand | Art Teacher

Becket Washington School Student Art Exhibit

 

Joan Davidson, past President, Summer Youth Program

 

Joan Terry Drucker & Arnie Drucker

Summer Solstice Silent Auction

 

Susan Dworkin | Fundraising, Programming

 

Jane Falcone | Workshops

 

Ruthie Glazerman | Membership, Mailings, Programming

 

Robert Gross | Finance

 

Gloria Goldstein | Member Show

 

Ted Greenwood | Grant Writing

 

George Roberts | Building and Maintenance

 

Rima Sala | Fundraising, Marketing

 

Lucy Sandler | Gift Shop

 

Adrea Selighson | Exhibits

 

Wednesday Sorokin | Exhibits 2013

 

H. David Stein | Website Development 2012

 

Lynn Terelle | Grant Writing

 

Sharon Bruno | Website Design & Development  2013/14

 

Toni Kenny | Brochure Design

 

Joshua Lombard | Building Analysis

 

Town of Becket and the Becket Community

 

And everyone else who has helped in any way to make the Becket Arts Center the gem that it is in Western Massachusetts.

Faye Kleinman, The World Around Me, 2004, mixed media