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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton

WHAT: Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton // Film Screening of Vision of Thornes
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7 pm
WHERE: Northampton Community Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

A second film screening of Vision of Thornes will be held Monday, January 21, 2019 due to popular demand.

Take a closer look at Northampton's arts scene -from the 1970s on into the future.
The event features a film screening of Vision of Thornes, a 13-minute documentary about Gordon Thornes' philosophy about the arts and his experience in Northampton. Speakers will include Andrea Olsen, Laurie Sanders and Elizabeth Sharpe.

Following the screening, audience members will be invited to share their thoughts about the role of creativity in shaping community and the relationship between business and the arts. Then, for those who are interested, Richard Wagner will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Northampton Community Arts Trust building.

Suggested donation: $5-10 at the door. Light refreshments.
Limited seating. Reservations are going fast!
First come, first served or reserve your place by emailing

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