Many contributed to 10 x 10 Festival success

To the editor:

The city of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development wishes to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped make this year's 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival such a success.

The festival is a shining example of community collaboration. It is organized, promoted and managed by this office and Barrington Stage Company. But this event would not be possible without the 30+ organizations that come together to put on the 64 events throughout these past 10 days.

To all of our partners, we say thank you for your growing enthusiasm each year! Through this collaboration, the 10x10 Festival promotes the arts, brings thousands of people downtown, supports downtown businesses and helps to keep Pittsfield vibrant. A special thank you to the presenting sponsor Berkshire Gas and the sponsor of the fireworks display Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Save the dates for next year February 9-19, 2017.

Jen Glockner, Pittsfield The writer is director of the Office of Cultural Development for the city of Pittsfield.