Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA: Preservation research and historic restoration of plaster and decorative paint

John Canning & Co. was selected as a specialty contractor to expose the original decorative scheme of this historic theater in the Berkshires. Work included ornamental plaster repair, restoration of original decorative treatments, stenciling, freehand artwork, and bas relief plasterwork, which was highlighted in gold.

Location: Great Barrington, MA

Built: 1905

Original Architect: Hugh Hardy & H3 Collaboration (for restoration)

Style: Classic Revival

Planning & Design Services


Restoration & Decoration Techniques

  • Decorative Paint Restoration
  • Ornamental Plaster Restoration
  • General Painting
  • Bas Relief Plasterwork
  • Stenciling
  • Freehand Artwork