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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


LIVE ART MAGAZINE is coming back to Northampton for a one-night-only show on
Friday Oct 24th at 7:30pm.

Live Art Magazine – or Live Art – is a contemporary art and music show structured like a magazine: a series of short, 3 to 8 minute performances by local and regional writers, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and other creative “risk-takers” revealing unseen work and works-in-progress.

NCTV Annual Meeting

Please join us Saturday for our Annual Meeting - we need as many members present as possible at 2pm!

There will be snacks and mingling, then stay for "The Sprintys" at 3pm - the 7Day Film Sprint Screening and Awards!

Campaign for Local Peace and Justice Activist Frances Crowe

Please join us as we celebrate our campaign for Local Peace and Justice Activist Frances Crowe. Saturday November 15th at the Florence Civic Center 3PM. It will be an amazing afternoon of Art served up with delicious wine offerings, snacks and speakers that will Inform, Incite and Inspire! We are thrilled to have Professor Yasser Munif joining us to speak about his work within the Syrian Revolution, Uprisings in the Middle East and Partnership with Roots To Resistance. It will be an amazing afternoon of Community and Connection!

An evening of poetry with U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright

The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers presents an evening of poetry with U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright on October 23rd at 8pm in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall. Mr. Wright will be introduced by Robert Casper (MFA, class of 2004), Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.

Mister G Hosts 3rd Annual Halloween Fiesta Costume Party for Families

Mister G Hosts 3rd Annual Halloween Fiesta Costume Party for Families:
Academy of Music Theatre, Sunday, October 26th at 11:00 am

Northampton, MA – Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer), a 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee, who has been dubbed a “kid-friendly, bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People magazine, will be giving performing his third annual Halloween Fiesta concert on October 26th at the Academy of Music Theatre on 274 Main St. in Northampton.  Showtime is 11:00 am.  Children (and parents) are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.  The previous two Halloween Fiesta concerts have drawn hundreds of families from the Pioneer Valley and beyond to sing and dance along to Mister G hits like “Ghosts and Goblins,” “Chocolalala,” and “Sneaky Chihuahua.” 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Print Fair North @ Zea Mays Printmaking November 8+9, 2014

PRINT FAIR NORTH 2014 – Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th

Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food truck, and raffle!

This year marks Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th and open to the public, visitors are invited to view and purchase original fine art prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, and other print ephemera. The sale provides a great opportunity to get an early start on affordable and creative holiday gift shopping.

Live printmaking demonstrations throughout the weekend will feature some of the printmaking techniques taught at Zea Mays Printmaking:

Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 PM: Larinda Meade will demonstrate intaglio etching

Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 PM: Joyce Silverstone will demonstrate monotype

Monday, October 6, 2014

YouthFilm 2015 Guidelines and Application

YouthFilm 2015 Guidelines

All Entries Must:
1. Be the work of a student under 18 currently attending an elementary school, middle school, or high school (public or private.)
2. Be digital files in .mpeg or .avi format. Please note that submitted materials will not be returned.
3. Include a completed Submission Form for each film submitted.
4. Include one still image file from your film: 300 dpi, .jpeg files only, and no larger than 5 MB file size. These images may be used for promotional purposes.
5. Be no more than 30 minutes in length, including titles/credits, for full consideration.
6. Be in good taste.
7. Be mailed or dropped at Northampton Arts Council 240 Main Street, Room 5 Northampton, MA 01060. Entries may also be shared on google drive with

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy La Peartree Art Gallery & Teaching Studio to Celebrate GrandOpening During Upcoming Arts Night Out Northampton

What: Owned and operated by Northampton based artist and art teacher Amanda LaMontagne, the Happy La Peartree art gallery and teaching studio will celebrate its grand opening during October’s Arts Night Out Northampton. Attendees will be able to view LaMontagne’s artwork while enjoying refreshments and lively conversation. Pieces will be for sale via silent auction, and attendees can sign up for Happy La Peartree’s first art class at a discounted rate. 

Where: Happy La Peartree gallery and teaching studio, 17 New South Street, Suite 107, downtown Northampton, MA (in the Old School Commons building, next to the Academy of Music).

When: Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:30 - 8:30 P.M. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Midnight to Midnight Slideshow Northampton's self-portrait in 48 hours

Midnight to Midnight Slideshow Northampton's self-portrait in 48 hours

Arts Night Out, Friday October 10, 5-8 PM in the Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library

On May 2 and 3, 2014, the community was invited to photograph Northampton, Florence and Leeds during a 48 hour period. For this first ever "selfie" of the city, more than one hundred amateur and professional photographers submitted almost 1000 photos of people, places and events.  The collection will act as a “digital archive” for Northampton’s history.  Historic Northampton, in collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and Forbes Library, oversaw the call for photos that have the chance to become part of the city's historical record.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for Submissions


Are you a Northampton artist who is currently or formerly employed in the restaurant industry?

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is seeking artwork made by restaurant workers for a gallery show this fall. We are open to all kinds of mediums--drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film/video, textiles, etc. We are also interested in performance--be it music, spoken word or a live installation--for the opening night.

The only requirement is that artists are current or former restaurant workers of Northampton, MA. We are interested in work about labor and class struggles, as well as artwork that explores any and all facets of restaurant workers' lives.

Date & location of show: -- October 23rd in Northampton, MA.

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