First Night Northampton 2017

Performer application deadline is August 31st!
Wishbone Zoe

Are you a performer who wants to participate in First Night Northampton on Saturday, December 31, 2016? Applications are available at the First Night Northampton website. They must be submitted before August 31, 2016.

Seventh Annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival

Friday, September 9, 10 am-8 pm. To download a map of the chalk art locations with artists click here.

Arts Night Out has invited a record number of talented artists to create colorful masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of downtown during its seventh annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival. The competitive event kicks off a festive weekend that includes the Northampton Arts Council’s RETROFAIRE on Saturday, September 10.

Drawing takes place from 10 am until 4 pm on Friday. The public is encouraged to watch chalk art pieces develop and view completed work in the evening while enjoying Northampton’s monthly gallery walk 5-8 pm. Prizes of $300, $200, and $100 are awarded by a panel of judges for the top three creations. Presentations are made by the Mayor on the steps of City Hall at 5 pm.


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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