Saturday, May 28, 2011

Berkshire Carousel Project Inspires, Motivates

During our trip to the beautiful Berkshire Mountains we discovered a delightful community project that inspires young and old and delivers something that everyone can take pride in.
It's the Berkshire Carousel.
Well, it's not really a carousel -- not yet, anyway.
But it will be, when it's finished. And it will open in 2013.
Berkshire Carousel, Inc. is a grassroots community project designed to be a part of revitalization of downtown Pittsfield, Mass. and the Berkshires.
This non-profit organization, funded primarily by donations and sponsorships, is training volunteers in the building of an authentic classical wooden carousel. The project involves residents of the entire Berkshire Community who are carving and painting the carousel figures (“ponies”) and creating the artwork on the ride. The carousel is expected to be located in downtown Pittsfield.
Right now the ponies are being created in a large open space at the Berkshire Mall. Residents of all ages are participating in the effort -- sharing, learning, creating, working together.
This is the most ambitious and largest permanent artwork ever created in the Berkshires by volunteers! Learn more about the project by clicking here.
And learn how you can help make the carousel a reality by clicking here.
Look, everyone loves a carousel. It's a whimsical creation -- a fairytale ride -- that appeals to the child in all of us.
Even if you don't live in or near the Berskshires, you can get involved. This is a wonderful project!

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