The Hilltown Open Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019
Get a glimpse into the creative process and inspiring spaces of 29 talented Hilltown artists working in 24 Studios in over 11 diverse mediums. The tour is set amid the mountain views and streams of Western Mass rural splendor. There is no cost for the tour, but many artists will have work for sale. You may start at any location and choose the route which works for you. This year we are excited to host several of our artists at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead along with a very special Farm-to-Table Dinner to conclude the wonderful weekend. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on this year’s tour!
1 Pleun Bouricius – 151 Pleasant St.
2 Michael Melle – 53 Old South St.
3 Laurie Israel – 27 South Union St.
4 Kathryn Jensen – 218 West Hill Rd.
5 Gene Montez Flores – 215 West Hill Rd.
☆ Tour Hub & Community House Gallery – 33 Main St.
6 Eric Smith – 156 Nash Rd.
7 Leni Fried – 494 Stage Rd.
8 Judith Bowerman – 56 Willcutt Rd.
9 Walter Korzec – 28 Old Route 9
10 Jeanne Johns – 47 Main St.
11 Mara Superior – Project Art, 54 Main Street
11 Lily Fein – Project Art, 54 Main Street
11 June Ferrin – Project Art, 54 Main Street
12 Beckie Kravetz – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.
12 Scott Heyl – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.
12 James Kitchen – Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd.
13 Kevin O’Connor – 7 Cummington Rd.
14 Natalie Stafford – 32 Old Post Rd.
15 Gerrie Kennedy – 209 Huntington Rd.
16 Elizabeth Whyte Schulze – 401 Huntington Rd.
17 Jen Parrish-Hill – 196 Prentice Rd.
18 Gloria Conwell – 4 S. Worthington Rd.
19 Peggy Klineman – 19 Ireland St.
20 Kathy Ford – 27 Ireland St.
21 Boo Cherau – 456 Main Rd.
22 Cyndy Sperry – 257 Sugar Hill Rd.
23 Valerie Claff – 32 Munson Rd.
24 David Marshall – 18 East St.
North Chester artist
25 Olwen Dowling – 322 East River Rd.
11:00 Pleun Bouricius | Manipulating digital images
12:00 Michael Melle | Building figures from saplings
1:00 Valerie Claff | Watercolor: bleeding wet into wet
2:00 Mara Superior | Painting on porcelain
3:00 Laurie Israel | Painting fabric folds
4:00 James Kitchen | Found objects sculpture
Where to Stay
The Seven Hearths Bed & Breakfast – 412 Main Rd (Route 143), Chesterfield
Inn Nature Bed & Breakfast – 261 South Street, Chesterfield
Cumworth Farm Bed & Breakfast – 472 West Cummington Rd (Route 112), Cummington
Just Be Cabin (Airbnb) – 110 Mount Rd, Cummington
River View Log House (Airbnb) – Cummington
Upland Meadows Bed & Breakfast – 338 West Cummington Rd (Route 112), Cummington
Brookwood Bed & Breakfast – 413-634-5665 – 43 Old South Street, Plainfield
Sunny Loft in 1873 Colonial (Airbnb) – 2 South Central Street, Plainfield
Worthington Inn at Four Corner Farm – 27 Old North Road (Route 143), Worthington
Country Luxury in the Heart of the Berkshires (Airbnb) – 398 Old Post Road, Worthington
After the Tour
Hilltown Bash & Cummington Community Picnic — Saturday, June 22nd, 4-10pm, Pettingill Park, Main Street, Cummington
A revived town tradition! Bring a potluck dish to share and come ready to dance! Our musical lineup includes fresh, local talent: Radio Free Earth, the Bartley/Christopolis Jazz Duo, The Expandable Brass Band, and an after-dinner boogie with the Supernatural Disasters. There will be a chicken BBQ along with the dinner & dessert potluck and BYOB. Free to attend; donations for the musicians are welcome.
Made possible with support from: Local Cultural Councils, Hilltown CDC, Sawyer Farm, the Cummington Fire Association, the Cummington Historical Commission, the Bryant Free Library, Acorn Kitchen, and A Wing and a Prayer Nursery.
Farm to Table Dinner at the Bryant Homestead — Sunday, June 23rd, 5-8pm, William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Join us for a spectacular multi-course meal in the field prepared with the freshest local ingredients by the talented and intentional chefs at Wheelhouse. Savor one of them most scenic backdrops in the Westfield River Valley.
Seating is limited | Reserve Tickets | Members $68 | Non-Members $85
Hilltown Hikes and Scenic Views
Browse the Trustees of Reservations list of activities to enjoy more recreational opportunities in the Hilltowns during your visit. Sites within 10 miles of the Open Studio Tour include: William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Chesterfield Gorge, Bear Swamp, Chapel Brook, Notchview, Bullitt Reservation, Glendale Falls, DAR State Forest, and Petticoat Hill.