2018 Summer Garden Party



August 4, 2018, 4 -7 p.m. at the Historic Art School, 66 Art School Road

The Board of Directors of the Bidwell House Museum invite you the annual Summer Garden Party.  This year, the Museum is thrilled to be honoring friends and neighbors Jill Hornor and Yo-Yo Ma.  Art and Music are the themes this year and the party committee is planning a wonderful event!  There will be:

-delightful music by the O-Tones

-delectable hors doeuvres by Kate Baldwin

-an art show of works by local artists that will be available for purchase as part of the the silent auction.

…and so much fun at the historic Art School property, now home of hosts Jane and Marty Schwartz!

Tickets are available at the following levels:

$75 Party Reveler
$150 Kissing Cousin
$250 Honorary Bidwell Family Member (this includes the sponsorship of an intern)
Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the party will be $95.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via the Paypal form below or by calling the Museum at 413-528-6888.

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Art School Art Show!

In keeping with the spirit of the historic Art School location, the Bidwell House Museum will be hosting an art show during the party to celebrate the many talented local artists in this area.  All artworks in the show will be for sale and the artists themselves will be available to discuss their work during the first 90 minutes of the party.  For each artwork that is sold, the artist will donate 30% of the sale price to the Museum.  We are thrilled to be presenting artwork from the following artists:


Dorene Beller
Sue Cain 

Christine Goldfinger
Ron Goldfinger
Jean Germain

Ellen Grenadier
Del Martin
Peter Murkett

Julie Shapiro
Marc Simmons
Bruce Shickmanter

Alison Westphal
MaryPaul Yates

Chris Goldfinger 1

Out the Back by Christine Goldfinger

Germain tyringham cobble hay bales (1)

Tyringham Cobble Hay Bales by Jean Germain


Piece worked pillow by MaryPaul Yates

Knife Del Martin

Hand-forged Knife by Del Martin

Kamm October Mountain

October Mountain by Judy Kamm