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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Northampton Chalk Art Festival Invites Artists To Apply!

The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking artists to participate in the fifth annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival on Friday, September 12, 2014. Participation is selective and requires the completion of an application form by Friday, August 29. Details are at
The festival is scheduled from 8 am until 8 pm and is part of Northampton’s monthly Arts Night Out. Artists will be invited to work from 8 am until 4 pm, rendering drawings in chalk on 5’x5’ cement canvases located throughout downtown Northampton. All who participate receive a $100 stipend. In addition, cash prices of $250, $150 and $100 will be awarded by a panel of judges for the top three creations.
This event is sponsored by the Northampton BID and Chartpak Inc. It is produced in cooperation with the City of Northampton, the Northampton Center for the Arts, and Arts Night Out.

Attached image by Clara Flynn, winner of 2013 Northampton Chalk