Sixth Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival Spreads the Love

Friday, February 12. To download map of ice art sites, click here
Sally Curcio at Ice Art Festival 2015

For the sixth time, the public is invited to share in thrills and chills as icy masterpieces take shape at ten downtown locations. Work starts at 10 am on the day, and completed pieces highlight Northampton's "Arts Night Out,” 5pm-8pm. They remain on display throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend—longer, if the weather cooperates.

Featured ice artists come from diverse backgrounds with different levels of experience and expertise. A number of them have participated in all of the festivals, including professional ice carver Joe Almeida plus Don Chapelle, founder of Boston’s “Brilliant Ice Sculpture,” who always creates a unique piece in front of Thornes Marketplace. Work by master ice artist Eric Fontecchio will once again ...


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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