Center for the Arts STRONG
For almost 30 years, the Center’s ballroom and galleries served as venues for performances, exhibitions, arts-education programming and community gatherings. The Center has been a valuable resource, encouraging participation in a variety of expressive forms and producing quality events that bring people together in celebration of creativity. Although the City of Northampton’s non-renewable lease for the space that housed the Center for the Arts has expired, we have NOT! You can find us downtown at 5 Strong Avenue where we are producing First Night Northampton and making exciting plans for new arts spaces at 33 Hawley Street in collaboration with the Northampton Community Arts Trust.
Open House and Art Market
ARTS NIGHT OUT and the Northampton Community Arts Trust host a festive Open House and Art Market at 33 Hawley Street in downtown Northampton.
The public is invited to browse and buy work displayed by 50 participating artists while viewing the building, currently in transition from fitness center to affordable creative space for the community.
All sales are cash and carry, with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to the Northampton Community Arts Trust. The informal Friday evening event features light refreshments, a cash bar, and bluegrass by Acoustic Brew.
First Night Northampton 2014
For the 29th time, the public is invited to Northampton’s signature New Year’s Eve party. First Night is a 12-hour, family-friendly festival of the arts that includes an astounding array of entertainment presented by hundreds of talented performers at 22 downtown venues. Other highlights are a fireworks display from the roof of the city’s parking garage at 6:15 pm and a traditional ball-raising from the roof of the Hotel Northampton at midnight. A single bargain-priced button opens the doors to every event at every venue. For online button sales, a preliminary performance schedule and information about volunteer opportunities, take a trip to the official First Night website.
Body Structure Fundamentals: Floor and More with Lisa Leizman
What do you get when you integrate dance technique with conditioning and flexibility training, principles of structural alignment, and Floor Barre methods? Floor and More! And all of this while lying down on the floor…
Sessions with Lisa Leizman take place in dance studio space at 33 Hawley Street. Use the entrance for "Universal Kids" adjacent to the parking lot.
$15 for single class, $64 for class card. Walk-ins welcome.
Studio Figure Drawing
These sessions with live models take place in studio space at 33 Hawley Street. Use the entrance for "Universal Kids" adjacent to the parking lot.
The fee is $10 per session if paid monthly in advance or $15 cash for drop-in. To keep up to date with what's happening, please contact organizer Susan Halls and join the group's email list.
Models: please use the same contact if you would like to participate.
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