About CAM

The purpose of the Children’s Art Museum is to make art available to children through a unique community gallery and learning space. By providing hands-on educational and multi-cultural experiences in the arts we seek to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self esteem and a sense of individuality, and to encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination. We commit to using an “earthday everyday” approach, fostering ecological awareness by creating art from nature-based and recycledmaterials. We welcome children of all backgrounds and experiences.

The Children’s Art Museum is located in the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum building on the Buckland side of Shelburne Falls

Directions to The Children’s Art Museum,
14 Depot Street, Shelburne Falls, MA:

From Greenfield:
Take Route 2 West to Shelburne. Bear left on Rt 2A and follow signs/curves into Shelburne Falls. Come down through town and continue across the iron bridge to the Buckland side and follow directions below.

From North Adams, Charlemont, etc.:
Take Route 2 East, take FIRST exit into Shelburne Falls, on State Street, Route 2A East. And follow directions below from State Street on.

From downtown Shelburne Falls/Buckland Via Depot Street:
From the bridge in downtown Shelburne Falls, cross to the Buckland side. Turn left on State Street and pass McCusker’s Market. Continue straight up the hill; State Street turns into Ashfield Street. Almost immediately, bear left on Depot Street, passing the lower level of the Shelburne Falls Artisan’s Showroom and Crystal. At the top of the hill cross the small railroad tracks and continue into the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum parking lot and on to the museum building. Park in the Trolley Museum lot. The Children’s Art Museum is in the back part of the Trolley Museum building. Entrance is on left side of building.

Note:
If the front road is blocked (sometimes in winter they close it off), please turn around, go back down Depot Street to State Street and turn sharp right onto Conway Road, hugging the river. Then follow directions below from that point on.

Alternate Directions via Elm Street:
From the bridge in downtown Shelburne Falls (Rt. 2A), cross to the Buckland side. Turn left on State Street and pass McCusker’s Market. Bear left onto Conway Rd (hugging the river). Pass the quilting studio and Rice Propane on your right and turn right onto Elm Street (directly across from the Lamson and Goodnow red barn close to the street). Follow the road as it curves up the hill, until you come to the old Agway building on your right, just before the railroad tracks. (If you go over the tracks you have gone too far.) Park in the lot and come up the ramp/steps to the CAM entrance. Come on in!

From Conway on Shelburne Falls Road (Conway Road in S.F.):
As you are coming into the more settled part of town, you’ll make a sharp left near the police station. After that turn, Elm Street is your first left. Go up the road until you come to the old Agway building on your right (just before the tracks). Park in the lot and come up the ramp/steps to the CAM entrance. Come on in!

If you get lost and ask for directions in town, mention the Trolley Museum, as that has been there for years, while the Children’s Art Museum is brand new.

Published on January 10, 2007 at 1:50 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hello,

    We thought you might be interested in knowing about our project, Building Asia Brick By Brick. A collaboration between ArtAsiaPacific magazine and People’s Architecture Foundation, Building Asia Brick By Brick is a two year-long landmark cultural and educational experience featuring original architectural models made by leading architects from Asia and the Pacific using custom kits of white LEGO ® bricks. They are made with the intent that the models should be exhibited and auctioned to raise awareness about architectural preservation in Asia. The project is currently touring China this year before culminating in New York in 2008.

    Building Asia Brick By Brick has just wrapped its presentation in Guangzhou and is now opening in Shanghai as part of the Get It Louder! festival. Please check our regularly updated website for more information and on-site pictures of the exhibition and our educational workshops teaching children how to create with LEGO. And below, please find links to web coverage of the project. Feel free to let us know if you would like any other information or images.

    Building Asia Brick By Brick
    http://www.aapmag.com/brickbybrick

    Repeat
    http://lynnbecker.com/repeat/brickbybrick/toyfutures.htm
    Also featured in:
    Archinect
    Architecture Chicago Plus
    RiverWired

    Dexigner
    http://www.dexigner.com/architecture/news-g11339.html
    http://www.dexigner.com/design_events/building-asia-brick-by-brick.html

    ArtToursChina
    http://www.arttourschina.com/2007/07/building-asia-brick-by-brick-tours.html

  2. […] Tea this Friday, February 29th at 4pm, just prior to Japan’s National Girls Day at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA (same building as the Trolley […]


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