Berkshire Dance For The Arts Collaborative | To Present Summer Wrap Party
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BERKSHIRE COUNTY AND BEYOND, MA (August 7, 2017)—In Spring, 2017 IS183 Art School, Only in My Dreams Events, Berkshire Theatre Group, and the Norman Rockwell Museum teamed up in a unique #DanceForTheArts collaboration to use their gala celebrations and dance parties as a springboard for a more vibrant, healthy, and equitable Berkshires, and to support MASSCreative, a state-wide advocacy organization that supports the efforts of our creative sector.
On Thursday, August 31st YOU are invited to join for the Summer Wrap Party – a Karaoke Lounge Evening – from 7pm to 10pm at The Barn at The Egremont Village in Egremont. Dance maniacs who attended IS183’s Factory, OIMDE and BTG’s Pride Dance, and NRM’s Studio 54 get in FREE (you’ll be contacted to let you know you’re on the list!). All others are Suggested Donation from $5 to $35 and can be purchased at the door.
All donations received from the evening will be given to MASSCreative. Says Matt Wilson, Executive Director of MASSCreative “The Berkshires are the epicenter for arts and culture in the Commonwealth. It’s an honor to partner with these top notch cultural institutions to help build a powerful advocacy voice for the arts from Pittsfield to Provincetown.”
This VIP wrap party will feature KJ Spizz along with karaoke impresarios Ken DeLoreto, Michael Allen Lowe, and Pops Peterson!
WHY MASS CREATIVE?
Here in Massachusetts, creativity is everywhere. From Pittsfield to Provincetown, it is more than something to see, listen to, enjoy, wonder at and remember. It is a way forward. Creativity in its many forms has unlimited potential to build strong, connected communities and a better quality of life for all of us.
MASSCreative is the Commonwealth’s advocacy group for the arts, cultural and creative community. We fight for a more vibrant, healthy, and equitable Massachusetts working with arts leaders, supporters, and partners to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive.
Berkshires, Dance For The Arts!
ABOUT IS183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRES
Mission: IS183 is a non-profit community art school encouraging people of all ages, means and skill levels to enrich their lives through hands-on experience in the visual arts. Classes are available for children and adults, and most adult classes are open to teenagers, as well.
The art school’s reach extends throughout Berkshire County and neighboring states to attract more than 2,500 people per year to classes, workshops, in-school programs, events and camps. Through these programs, IS183 inspires creative thinking, innovation and original work in our communities and classrooms.
From absolute beginners to seasoned professionals, the programs at IS183 offer a wide range of art making opportunities, regardless of means. Last year more than $10,000 in need-based scholarships was awarded. IS183 employs over 90 faculty artists skilled in Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Jewelry, Collage, and Mixed Media, making the school the largest employer of visual artists in the region.
ABOUT ONLY IN MY DREAMS EVENTS
Founded in 2013 by Berkshire native Oskar Hallig and run with his husband Mike Zippel, Only In My Dreams Events LLC is a full service event planning company based in the Berkshires which prides itself on inclusive event planning. Whether you're planning a rustic barn wedding ceremony, an intimate birthday celebration, or a grand gala or corporate event, Only In My Dreams has the ideal venue and the perfect partners to make your special occasion one to remember. Through Only In My Dreams Events close relationship with Berkshire Theatre Group and its Colonial Theatre, they offer a very unique opportunity for a one of a kind wedding or other events. With over 700 Seats and lots of lobby space, the Colonial offers amazing possibilities for your special day. Only In My Dreams Events believes strongly in the right of marriage equality and is proud to be based in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize such unions.
ABOUT BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP
The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group's mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County schoolchildren annually. BTG's celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.
ABOUT NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
The Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents preserves and studies the art of illustration and is a world resource for reflection, involvement and discovery inspired by Norman Rockwell and the power of visual images to shape and reflect society.
The Museum advances social good through the civic values of learning, respect and inclusion and is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of all people through the universal messages of humanity and kindness portrayed by Norman Rockwell.
ABOUT THE BARN AT THE EGREMONT VILLAGE INN
The Barn at the Egremont Village inn is on the National Historic Registry originally built in the 1820’s. Formerly home to The Robbie Burns Pub in the 1970’s and 80’s, it was recently renovated and reopened as a music venue, bar and restaurant.
On the property of the Egremont Village Inn, built in 1786, The Barn is the new premier venue for music and entertainment in Southern Berkshire County. The Egremont Village Inn is the home of Berkshire hospitality with 14 rooms, breakfast made from local ingredients and purveyors, wifi, and a relaxed but elegant atmosphere just 2 miles from Great Barrington.