Arts Night Out En Plein Air

Friday, July 10, 5-8 pm

Watch local artists showcase their en plein air painting skills at one of eight downtown locations from St. Mary's Church to Historic Northampton. We are pleased to welcome Susan Barocas, David Brewster, Jeffrey Gatrall, Kathy Hession, Elizabeth Lehman, Robert Markey, Scott Prior, and Betsy Stone to Arts Night Out. See below for exact locations of participating artists.

We are also inviting the public to take part by providing 25 plein air watercolor kits to borrow for one hour at a time. Materials, courtesy of Chartpak, Inc., will be distributed, and demonstrations will take place at the WHMP parking area on Hampton Avenue.

Susan Barocas - behind Thornes/Tuesday Market
Jeffrey Gatrall - WHMP demo area on Hampton Avenue
Kathy ...


First Night Northampton 2016

Performer Applications Available NOW!

On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, we present our 31st community New Year’s Eve celebration and festival of the performing arts. It is an important occasion for what is a signature event for the city of Northampton. First Night continues to be a major fundraiser for the Center for the Arts. Our goal is to raise money to support artists and their activities throughout the year.

Are you a performer who is interested in participating in First Night Northampton 2016? For an application, click here.

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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Keep up with the arts (and our whereabouts!) by becoming a fan of NCFA's page on Facebook where we try to be creative in our postings about artsy happenings and things to ponder. Click here to join us.