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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Scope Out Art in the Berkshires


4. Insider's Tip

Artists in search of cheap studio space have resorted to snapping up abandoned churches and tearing out pews to create large-scale installations. Check out sculptor Eric Rudd’s Chapel for Humanity, an epic of over 150 life-size figures and 54 ceiling panels housed in a former Unitarian-Universalist Church in North Adams. Rudd wrote The Art Studio/Loft Manual: For Ambitious Artists and Creators and is often on hand to share his expertise on finding and financing alternative art spaces.

Published on Aug 1, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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