Welcome to the Arts Block!
Bringing the Arts to Life in Downtown Greenfield!
Want to hear excellent, original music by some of today’s top emerging artists?
Looking for a great place to dance?
Want to relax with friends in a spacious and vibrant place, where great music, great art, and great libations meet?Why not come explore our beautifully restored, historic, New England building with a fresh and friendly atmosphere and a wooden dance floor?
The Arts Block is a multi-venue, historic brick-and-mortar building located in the heart of downtown Greenfield, MA. We offer music for the soul, art for all, and are accessible to the local Valley community & world at large. We provide an intimate experience with an accomplished team and strive to make each unique night your best night, for audience and artist alike. We hope to see you soon, friend!
In 1869 George Arms built the Arms Block, a 17,000 square foot, four-story building at the crossroads in the center of Greenfield Mass. It was a mall with a hardware and supply store, a clothing store, a medical office, printing company and more. Fast-forward to the present and the building has been transformed into and arts hub, serving the region with music, theater, spoken word, visual arts, conference space and more.
On the street level is the Arts Block, our primary performance space. With space for up to 445 guests, the Arts Block main floor offers an intimate environment, where you can get close to the music, close to your friends, and yet still not feel crowded. A roomy, wooden dance floor will please your feet while the huge windows give you a great view of downtown Greenfield, a thriving, postcard-perfect New England town.
Downstairs is the Wheelhouse, a wonderful, rathskeller-style room with great character and a more urban vibe. The Wheelhouse accommodates up to 110 people. When things get going in the Wheelhouse, the energy gets very intense, very quickly!
Upstairs is the Fourth Floor at the Arts Block, a tremendous open loft with 3 story ceilings and a bird's-eye view of downtown Greenfield. This is a very flexible space, from concerts and plays to conferences to art installations to use as a video soundstage.
The Arts Block has a full liquor license and can cater events of all kinds. The Arts Block has a professional sound system with PA, monitors and a twenty four channel sound board.
Across the street is the Pushkin, an amazing old New England converted bank building with a 3-story, marble atrium and acoustics similar to those at St. John the Divine in New York City. You can hear a great classical concert here, or some cutting edge music. The Pushkin also currently houses Replay Music Store.
Both buildings feature extensive Green construction techniques including geothermal heating. They are also completely handicapped accessible.
Between our two buildings, we offer a wide variety of spaces for rent suitable for events from 5 people to 500. The Arts Block and the Wheelhouse have full liquor licenses and complete kitchen facilities. The Pushkin has a beer and wine license. We offer catered packages for most any event. The Arts Block main floor has a professional sound system, a Steinway grand piano, and built-in multi-track recording.
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