The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.
The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as Transperformance and Four Sundays in February, and advocating on behalf of the arts community.
Spring concert by Da Camera Singers features world premiere of “Heavenly Hurt” by Alice Parker, words by Emily Dickinson. Performances are Friday, May 29 at 8 P.M. at the Federated Church of Charlemont; Saturday, May 30 at 8 PM at the First Congregational Church of Amherst; and Sunday, May 31 at 3 PM at Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the Smith College campus. Donations appreciated.
Northampton Jazz Workshop features guests vibraphonist and chromatic harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens Tuesday, May 26th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.
The Oxbow Gallery is accepting applications for membership
The Oxbow Gallery is a cooperative gallery of 39 members. During a three-year period each member has a show in the large front gallery and a show in the back gallery, in addition to participation in two group shows annually. All proceeds from sales go to the artist/member.
THE PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM TO HOST A COMMUNITY DAY FOR AMHERST
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington-Museum invites all residents of Northampton to a Community Day on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. All residents are welcome to the Museum for free tours every half hour. Afterwards, guests can relax on the back veranda with complimentary lemonade and cookies. Members of the the Northampton community are encouraged to explore the homestead and grounds of one of the founding families of Hadley, and learn about the history of the Connecticut River Valley.