First Night Northampton 2017

Performer applications available now!
Wishbone Zoe

Are you a performer who wants to participate in First Night Northampton on Saturday, December 31, 2016? Applications are now available at the First Night Northampton website.

Arts Night Out En Plein Air Painting Festival

Friday, July 8, 3pm-8pm
Susan Barocas

“En plein air” is a French term referring to the act of painting outdoors with natural subjects and light. Join us during July Arts Night Out as ten notable local artists showcase their skills al fresco throughout the late afternoon and evening . This is a free and interactive event during which participating artists welcome onlookers to watch them work and engage in conversation about the technique.

The artists will be clustered in a variety of locations along the regular Arts Night Out gallery walk route. Jeffrey Gatrall, Kathleen Hession and Elizabeth Lehman are stationed at Forbes Library. Susan Barocas, David Brewster, and Robert Markey can be found in front of Memorial Hall. Paula Gottlieb, Frank Gregory, and Deborah Rubin are ...


Call for Artists: Northampton Chalk Art Festival

The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking artists to join in the 7th annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Amy Johnquest

Participation requires the completion of a simple form and submission of your proposal by Friday, August 5. To download an application click here.

The festival is scheduled from 10 am until 8 pm and is part of Northampton’s monthly Arts Night Out. Artists will be invited to work from 10 am until 4 pm, rendering drawings in chalk on 5’x5’ cement canvases located throughout downtown Northampton. All who participate receive a $100 stipend. In addition, cash prices of $300, $200 and $100 ...


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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