Glass Artist Josh Simpson reflects on his fifty-year career of blowing lumps of molten glass into intricate, cosmically inspired works of art. Learn how the New Music Alliance fosters the careers of talented local musicians in western Mass.

Then, visit the First Friday ArtWalk, where local artists, musicians, and more come together on North Street in Pittsfield’s Cultural District for a walking art tour. Franklin County journalist Richie Davis talks about his new book, “Good Will & Ice Cream.”