First Night Northampton 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016 from noon until midnight
Photo Bill Dwight with design by Alexis Neubert

The Center for the Arts is delighted to present Northampton's 32nd annual New Year's Eve festival of the performing arts. First Night continues to be a special opportunity to celebrate the cultural vibrancy of our community while sharing time with friends, neighbors and visitors. Because the event falls on a Saturday this year, we expect it to be the centerpiece of a long holiday weekend and look forward to welcoming enthusiastic crowds at the venues and on the streets of downtown. As always, there will be a magical display of fireworks early in the evening and a traditional midnight "ball-raising" at the Hotel Northampton. Please plan to join our city's signature, family-friendly New Year's Eve festival of the arts where a single ...


Next Steps @ 33 Hawley

Keeping Art in the Heart of Downtown Northampton
Photo credit: Peter Raper

After a year of hosting classes, performances and special events, we are leaving the Arts Trust Building at 33 Hawley Street where the long-awaited process of renovation and transformation begins. As we transition from old space to new, we invite you to stop by our office located at 5 Strong Avenue in Northampton. You will find us on the second floor where we share Suite #202 with Alexis Design. We continue to produce Arts Night Out, First Night Northampton, and support a variety of visual and performing arts events including Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares. For more information about our next great adventure, click here.

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