Celebrate the opening day of Sidewalk Sales with a free interactive drawing festival! Northampton Draws invites the public to participate in a variety of family-friendly, drawing-inspired activities from noon until 4 pm. Drawing “stations” are located at the Northampton Center for the Arts, the Dynamite Space at Thornes Marketplace, and the pedestrian area behind Thornes Marketplace.
Northampton Draws encourages people of all ages to explore their creativity through involvement in unique activities such as mural making with tape, drawing with paper mosaics or yarn and devising individualized mark-making tools. It offers a fantastic opportunity to work alongside such experienced artists as Carolyn Clayton, Robert Markey, David Shapleigh, Deborah Jane Slavitt, and Michael Townsend. Here's what's happening and where:
Northampton Center for the Arts
-Paper Mosaics with Robert Markey
-Drawing with Yarn with Deborah Jane Slavitt
Dynamite Space at Thornes Marketplace
-Make your own Drawing Tool with Carolyn Clayton
-Drawing Fragments with David Shapleigh
Pedestrian Area behind Thornes Marketplace
-Tape Art with Michael Townsend
Northampton Draws is sponsored by the United Bank Foundation and the Northampton BID. It is produced by the Northampton Center for the Arts in cooperation with the City of Northampton and Thornes Marketplace.