Downstreet Art returned to downtown North Adams at the end of September to celebrate art in the community and the re-invention of the Press Gallery into ExPress, a creative space now shared between IS183 art school of the Berkshires, Wind-Up Fest, Press on the Move and the Berkshire Cultural Resources Council. Pop-up galleries held receptions with local artists, and the new Makers Mill art space welcomed visitors. Two of the photos below come from Julian Grey’s ‘Curb Appeal’ series, on view that night at C Gallery, and appear here courtesy of the artist.
Julian Grey’s images give elegance to city spaces. Photo by Julian Grey, courtesy of the artist.
Press on the Move, a mobile printing press, will keep the former Press Gallery’s presence alive on Main Street. Photo by Kate Abbott
Metal type fills a drawer, arranged by letter. Photo by Kate Abbott
Printing presses of various vintages are moving from the former Press Gallery to MCLA. Photo by Kate Abbott
Flyers show a range of type and images at Press Gallery, now ExPress. Photo by Kate Abbott
C Gallery exhibited images from Julian Grey’s “Curbside Appeal.” Photo by Julian Grey, courtesy of the artist.
Downstreet Art lights North Adams’ Main Street. Photo by Kate Abbott
Kate Barter greets visitors at the Makers Mill. Photo by Kate Abbott
The Makers Mill artists have collected a stack of vinyl records to play on their record player. Photo by Kate Abbott
A knitting group has started up at the Makers Mill. Photo by Kate Abbott
Printing presses and looms have come to the Makers Mill. Photo by Kate Abbott