Wednesday October 24, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival is seeking submissions for the 2013 festival which will be held Feb. 14-24.

The inaugural festival -- named 10X10 on North -- was held in downtown Pittsfield in February 2012 and was Pittsfield’s first-ever winter contemporary arts festival. Now in its second year, the festival is expanding in size and geography to include more programming in venues throughout the city’s newly designated Upstreet Cultural District and has been re named the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

10X10 Upstreet is seeking artists, performers and cultural organizations to propose programming for inclusion in the festival. All programming must occur within the Up street Cultural District during the festival dates and must relate to the festival’s theme of "ten." The deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 16.

10X10 2013 will feature the 10X10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company, the Ten Spot art show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, a short film festival at the Beacon Cinema, and more.

"It is truly exciting to bring so much cultural and creative vibrancy to the winter months here in the Berkshires," said Pittsfield’s cultural development director Megan Whilden. "Last year we were delighted with the terrific attendance and the wide variety of creative events and exhibitions. We look forward to expanding both in 2013."

Complete information re garding submissions is available online at discoverpittsfield.com/10X10 or by phone at (413) 499-9348.