Planning a visit to CATA? Please read the information below to ensure a comfortable and accessible arrival. If you’re in Great Barrington, we’d love to say hello! Our administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
If you are interested in observing a workshop or viewing artwork in our Studio / Gallery space at 70 Railroad St. please call to schedule a time to meet with a CATA staff member by calling 413-528-5485, or e-mailing info@CATAarts.org.
Community Access to the Arts (CATA)’s administrative office is headquartered at:
40 Railroad St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Our Workshop / Studio space is located at:
70 Railroad St.
Great Barrington, MA
(not a mailing address)
If you have any questions about how to access all CATA has to offer, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Jeff Gagnon at @jeff@CATAarts.org or(413) 528-5485.
Accessible spaces are available on-street and in parking lots along Railroad St. While some parking is limited to two hours, all parking in downtown Great Barrington is free of charge. Should you need assistance, please call the office directly at (413) 528-5485.
Administrative Offices & CATAdirect Boutique – 40 Railroad Street, Second floor, Suite 6
To visit our administrative offices or shop at our CATAdirect boutique you may enter through the red door between Seeds & Co. and JWS Art Supplies. CATA offices and the CATAdirect boutique are located on the second floor and to the right of the staircase. We have an accessible entrance at 70 Railroad St. around the corner (read more below).
Studio / Gallery & Accessible Entrance – 70 Railroad St.
There is an accessible motorized lift / elevator at 70 Railroad St. (at the rear of the Triplex Cinema, to the left of staircase pictured above). To call the lift down to the ground floor, use the metal lever-button to the right of the door. Only when the lift is stationed flat on the ground floor will the exterior door open; otherwise it will remain locked. The Studio / Gallery is on the second floor. To access CATA’s administrative offices from the lift, cross the catwalk, and follow the hallway to the left to Suite #6.
From the Taconic State Parkway – Passenger Cars and Vans. No Commercial Plates:
Take the exit for Route 23, in Columbia County, New York. Drive east on Route 23 through Hillsdale, into Massachusetts. Stay on Route 23, passing through the village of South Egremont and into Great Barrington. At the intersection of Route 23 and Route 7 (a traffic light) turn left, onto Route 7 North. This quickly becomes Main Street. Two blocks after the next traffic light, Railroad St. will be on the left.
From I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike – Truck and Bus Route:
Take Exit 2 at Lee, Massachusetts. Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge. Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7. The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection. Turn Left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. After crossing a small bridge and turning left (at a traffic light), Route 7 becomes Main Street. Drive down Main Street, passing a large Berkshire Bank time and weather sign on your right. After one block, turn right onto Railroad St.
CATA’s studio restroom is accessible.
Off-Site Workshops & Events
Website Accessibility Statement
In 2016, CATA was selected as one of five organizations across the state to participate in the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) UP Innovation and Learning Network, collaborating with other organizations to make Massachusetts the most inclusive state in America. CATA is one of 27 arts organizations in Massachusetts to be designated as an UP organization with the MCC. UP Organizations are leaders and innovators in the field inspiring other organizations to learn, take action, and embrace inclusivity as a core value.
Community Access to the Arts is committed to providing a functional, accessible, and interactive web experience for all users and welcomes any comments on how to improve our site’s accessibility. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular web page on http://www.CATAarts.org/, please contact us at info@CATAarts.org. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.