Monday December 31, 2012

First Fridays Artswalk begins its first full year of art shows, openings and events in downtown Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Galleries, shops and restaurants will be open late and free maps and guides will be available throughout downtown as well as online at

In addition, coupons will be available for 10 percent off Friday’s concert at the Colonial Theatre, featuring David Wax Museum.

Artswalk founder Mary McGinnis will lead a free guided tour of Artswalk locations beginning at 5 p.m. from Gallery 25, 25 Union St., and Berkshire Carousel ponies will be on display at Berkshire Medical Center.