The Northampton Arts Council is an 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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Arts Trust Opens House Inside and Out

Arts Night Out and the Northampton Community Arts Trust host a festive open house on Friday evening, June 13, 5-8 pm at 33 Hawley Street.

The public is invited to party inside and out. The Bistro Bus will be serving up street food in the parking lot, while the Salvation Alley String Band will be in the house, serving up its own special mix of honky-tonk, bluegrass and rock and roll.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour and view plans for the building, currently in transition from fitness center to affordable creative space for the community. The informal evening promises “artsy surprises” including ticket giveaways to this summer’s Green River Festival.

Attached image: Salvation Alley String Band

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Transperformance Announcement Party


The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce this year's Transperformance theme, "Off The Map.” As always the most anticipated end of Summer event in the Pioneer Valley will be on the last Tuesday of August (the 26th to be exact) at the mighty Pines Theater in Look Park. We look forward to your interpretations of this theme, as well as your suggestions. The obvious choices would be geographical locations, but we certainly are open to modes of transportation and directions.

Valley Rising Compilation Album Vol. III

Valley Rising Compilation Album Vol. III
Are you a musician in the Pioneer Valley? Think your sound deserves to put on the national map? Well we at The Collective truly believe Western MA is a breeding ground for amazing talent right now, and we want to get you heard. We're also huge proponents of fan sharing, co-writing, cross marketing, and overall artist collaboration. We believe the Valley Rising Compilation Album is a perfect platform for the best local musicians to come together and do all of these things.

Monday, May 12, 2014

POP Northampton!

The Northampton Community Arts Trust and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought 
POP Northampton!
Community-building awareness for the Arts in Northampton.

Thursday May 29, 5:00-9:00pm
The Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA
Suggested donation $10
Reservations call: 413.695.1799 or email:
Handicap accessible

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Multiple (dance performance) by Aretha Aoki at A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery

Photo by Glynnis Eldridge
The Multiple (dance performance) by Aretha Aoki at A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
May 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Reception following the performance

Aretha Aoki is known for contemplative, probing solos.

a dancer with an open, generous presence.
-The New York Times

Las Gravitas is a rare solo that feels personal to her body and aesthetic interest but also reaches beyond the soloist…a substantial achievement.
-Culturebot, from a review of Aoki’s solo, Las Gravitas (2013)

(Northampton, MA) The Multiple, a new interdisciplinary dance work by Aretha Aoki, will be performed at A.P.E. Gallery on Main St, Northampton, on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

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