TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge turns off for 2020

TurnPark Art Space is suspending its 2020 season, but the grounds will remain open to the public.

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — TurnPark Art Space, a 16-acre former quarry turned sculpture park and cultural center on Moscow Road, is suspending its 2020 May through October season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The planned retrospective of TurnPark Art Space architect Alexander Konstantinov, who passed away in 2019, as well as exhibitions from Doug Fitch and Arcady Kotler, will be postponed to 2021.

All planned outdoor activities, including performances and workshops, will either be canceled or postponed to future dates. The Gatehouse and Garage Galleries and the gift shop will remain closed until further notice.

However, the grounds will remain open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, in accordance with current public safety guidelines.

In a statement, TurnPark officials said the innovative outdoor space will host a limited number of smaller-scale and social distancing-adaptable activities, including guided tours and community "art-at-a-distance" showcases.

"We are saddened by the necessity of having to suspend our planned activities during what would have been our fourth season, but we are committed to the public's safety," TurnPark Art Space co-founder and director Igor Gomberg said. "We look forward to being together again. To this end, we hope to offer a few activities this summer that will allow will us to gather in a safe, responsible manner. In the meantime, we invite you to visit the Park on your own."

Complete information about TurnPark Art Space is available online at turnpark.com