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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crowdsourced Cinema Debuts in Northampton, MA

Northampton Community Television invites you to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark!


Northampton Community Television is proud to announce the debut of the Crowdsourced Cinema project in Northampton, MA. This community filmmaking project will challenge people in the greater Northampton area to join together in remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop - Guitarist Sheryl Bailey

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest guitarist Sheryl Bailey Tuesday, June 2nd, 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.

Contemporary Dance/Electronic Music :: New Works by Katie Martin & Jake Meginsky

Friday and Saturday May 29th and May 30th, 2015
8 PM
A.P.E. Gallery 126 Main St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
$10 general / $5 students
Limited seating; reservations highly recommended 
Call (413) 586 5553 or lisathompson@apearts.org

Cinema Northampton: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Wednesday June 10, 2015
8:30 PM
Forbes Library Front Lawn
FREE

Friday, May 22, 2015

Da Camera Singers: “Women’s Voices Through the Ages”

“Women’s Voices Through the Ages”
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: Vibraphonist and Chromatic Harmonica Virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens

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 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. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tarry Four- an evening of new dances

A.P.E. Performance Gallery presents: Tarry Four, An evening of new dances with Paul Matteson, Aretha Aoki, Terese Freeman and Jim Coleman.

Performances: Thursday May 21, Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23 at 8 PM

at A.P.E. Performance Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA.

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students and seniors.

Reservations: 413-586-5553 or lisathompson@apearts.org

More info: http://www.apearts.org/upcoming.html

Monday, May 18, 2015

Community Day at The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

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.  

Art Auction and Benefit: Saturday June 6th

more info

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop: guitarist Jimmy Morrell, vocalist Fred Clayton and artist Greg Stone

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guests guitarist Jimmy Morrell, vocalist Fred Clayton and artist Greg Stone Tuesday, May 19th, 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.

ArtsEZ 2015 Grant Award Winners

The Northampton Arts Council Announces ArtsEZ 2015 Grant Award Winners

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 23 grants totaling $15,000 in support of a variety of projects from funds raised through event-programming such as the end of summer music festival Transperformance and the winter event series Four Sundays in February. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 52 requests for almost $73,000 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts. For more information about our grants please visit: http://www.northamptonartscouncil.org/p/grants.html  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Django in June: A Week of Unique Jazz in Northampton

Northampton’s reputation as a vibrant artistic hub is well known. From Four Sundays in February, the annual wintertime extravaganza that showcases some of the best local and college talent, to Arts Night Out, the monthly evening that celebrates creative works, the city is brimming with artistic offerings.

While some may already be familiar with this side of Northampton, what you probably don’t know is that this scene also includes “Django in June,” a unique, lesser-known summer event that’s fast approaching and is not to be missed.

Every June, for the past 11 years, Northampton has come alive with music inspired by Belgian-born Gypsy and jazz legend Django Reinhardt; as the site says, Django in June is New England’s premier occasion to celebrate, study and just plain enjoy the work of the inimitable guitarist.

The fun starts with a weeklong “Gypsy jazz camp” for serious players, which is set run from June 17 to June 22. During the week, more than two hundred “Djangologists” from around the country will journey to Northampton to study with some of the best Gypsy jazz musicians from around the world.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: Tap Dancer Max Pollak

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tap dancer Max Pollak Tuesday, May 12th, 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.

Nave Gallery Artist Opportunities

















Artist Opportunities


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ECA+ SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR TRAFFIC CALMING ART AND DIY URBANISM FOR UNION STREET


ECA+ SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR TRAFFIC CALMING ART AND DIY URBANISM FOR UNION STREET

Easthampton City Arts+ seeks proposals for an ephemeral traffic calming project for Easthampton’s Union Street during an upcoming Art Walk for up to $500 stipends. Applications may be found at EasthamptonCityArts.com/artwalk.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Contemporary Art at Historic Northampton Call to Artists


Contemporary Art at Historic Northampton

Call to Artists

Historic Northampton, in collaboration with The Northampton Center for the Arts and A.P.E., is offering an exciting opportunity to contemporary artists. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to show work drawing on or inspired by selected objects from the museum's permanent collection. This successful program is entering its second year, marking Historic Northampton as a destination for art and history lovers alike. The museum is also part of Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop: Alto Saxophonist Sarah Manning


  • Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest alto saxophonist Sarah Manning 
  • Tuesday, May 5th, 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 Hosmer Gallery: Northampton High School Student Art Exhibit

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