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 5, 2019

Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton Then, Now & Going Forward

WHAT: Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton Then, Now & Going Forward
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15 at 7 pm
WHERE: Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 

This special program will take a closer look at Northampton's arts scene--from the 1970s on into the future and will also include the public premiere 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, Stephen Petegorsky, 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.

At the end of the discussion, all who are interested will be able to join Jeff Bliss and Richard Wagner for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Community Arts Trust building.

Suggested donation: $5-$10 at the door.

Limited seating. To reserve your place, email
This event is filled to capacity; a waitlist has been started.

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