36 artists explore past, present and future of Beacon

Each August, Windows on Main Street engages Beacon residents and visitors through a month-long display of art along Main Street. It is a celebration of Beacon’s uniqueness, rich history and recent revitalization. This year’s Windows on Main Street event opens Aug. 10 and runs through Sept. 14. It’s free to the public, open 24/7 along the length of Main Street. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Dream in Plastic, 177 Main St., Beacon.

Art created by Rick Price and Joe Pimentel is displayed at The Hop at the 2012 Windows on Main Street event in Beacon.
Art created by Rick Price and Joe Pimentel is displayed at The Hop at the 2012 Windows on Main Street event in Beacon.

This collaborative and multidisciplinary project is intended to stimulate interaction between artists, residents and businesses to explore how art can provide cultural and social understanding and be a catalyst for economic improvement in communities.

This year, local artists are challenged to create something site-specific, inspired by the business where it is to be displayed as well as contextualized by the city’s rich cultural and commercial past, present and future. Visit beaconwindows.org to see archives of previous exhibitions and online maps for this year’s program. Maps will also be available in participating shops, as well as at Beacon’s Visitor Center throughout the month.

Additionally, Tiny Windows, a free and open mini exhibition of the artists of Windows on Main Street, will be on display at Dream in Plastic throughout the month.

This year, 36 artists will participate in the event. For the full list of artists and locations where they will show their work, see beaconwindows.org.

Windows on Main Street is part of Beacon’s August Second Saturday celebration. For more information about Second Saturday events in August, please visit beaconarts.org.

Photo courtesy of Windows on Main Street

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