Northampton Arts Council

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Four Sundays in February 2017

Series Sponsors: Gravity Switch, Lathrop Communities, Off The Map Tattoo
Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, WRSI - 93.9 The River, New England Public Radio, WGBY Public Television, Northampton Community Television, WMUA 91.1 FM, / The Republican, The Valley Advocate / Preview Massachusetts
Organizational Support: Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Northampton
Four Sundays in February/KidsBestFest-YouthFilm are produced by the Northampton Arts Council
KidsBestBest-YouthFilm ‘17 is co-presented by the Academy of Music Theatre
Portions of the proceeds for all shows benefit the 2017 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

YouthFilm 2017: Four Sundays in February

Presented by the Northampton Arts Council

Friday February 24, 2017

Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Schedule - For film schedule click here

Movies made by local youth at the beginning of their budding careers. Selected films will be screened at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Friday, February 24, 2017.


Made possible by a #massfestivals grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Sponsored by A2Z Science & Learning Store/Northampton Community Television.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Really Big Show: Four Sundays in February

Sponsored by the Downtown Northampton Association
The Really Big Show: Four Sundays in February

When: Sunday February 26 – 2:00PM, Doors Open at 1:30PM

Where: Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

Ticket Outlet:
Academy of Music Theatre Box Office -

How Much:
Advance - $10 Adults/$8 Senior 65+ & Students/$5 Kids 12 & Under

Day of at door - $12 Adults/$10 Senior 65+ & Students/$7 Kids 12 & Under

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Silver Chord Bowl 2017: Four Sundays in February

Sponsored by Whalen Insurance Company
Silver Chord Bowl 2017: Four Sundays in February

The first Sunday in February will be devoted to the 33rd Silver Chord Bowl, the oldest and most respected collegiate a cappella show case in the region, hosted in John M. Greene Hall on the Smith College campus. This years event will begin with a performance by Northampton High School’s very own Northamptones, followed by performances by 6 groups from colleges and universities around the Northeast. This year we will see the Dartmouth Aires, the Boston University BosTones, Tufts sQ!, the UMass Dynamics, the UMass Doo Wop Shop and the Smith College Noteables. The Silver Chord Bowl 2017 will be hosted by Smith College President Kathleen McCartney and Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz.

When: Sunday, February 5th – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30 PM

Where: John M. Greene Hall - Smith College, 63 Elm Street Northampton, MA 01063
Google Map Link

Tickets: for Premium Assigned & G.A. Tickets; State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper's Corner in Florence, AJ Hastings in Amherst, and Elmer's in Ashfield for G.A. Tickets.

On View at City Hall: Photography of Travis Weitzman

On View at City Hall: Photography of Travis Weitzman

Arts Night Out Opening Reception: February 10, 2017 4:30–6:30 PM
Show runs: February 10, 2017 – March 7, 2017

Travis Weitzman received a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a minor in Art History. He currently lives and works in Northampton.

These images are a series of photographic experiments inspired by our relationship to the natural world.

City Hall Gallery
Second Floor – City Hall
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Good Night’s Sleep Monthly Screening Series

A Good Night’s Sleep
Monthly Screening Series
Experimental film and video by artists connected to Western MA

A Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening series featuring experimental, documentary, and essay films by artists connected to Western MA, including a wide spectrum of aesthetics and approaches. Each screening is composed of films that when placed together form dynamic conversations and interconnectivity: sometimes works reflect each other, sometimes they spark opposition. We see these film screenings as a route to challenge hegemonic perspectives, and to support the work of a broad range of artists.

February is the 1 year anniversary of our screening series, we will be celebrating after the screening!

This month’s program will take place on February 25th 2017
@ Studio 4 at SCDT (4th floor, 25 main st, Northampton) starting at 8pm.
Admission $7-10. The screening will include the following artists:

Now Hiring: Quilting Instructor(s)

Now Hiring: Quilting Instructor(s)

The Holyoke Creative Arts Center seeks one or more qualified Quilting Substitutes to cover already scheduled Spring classes while our regular Quilting Instructor is on long-term leave. Classes are run in an open studio format, the instructor works one-on-one with students of all levels. Subject to candidates’ availability and proficiency, there is also the possibility of offering additional classes, as well as bilingual and/or Spanish classes. See current class schedule below. An expertise in quilting is required, and some teaching experience is preferred. Pay: $20-25/hr. Please send resumes and inquires to