The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Florence Night Out - A Celebration of Community Through Creativity

We hope you can join us for Florence Night Out - a celebration of art and music in our community.

Thursday September 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

We are celebrating the completion of our wall mural and, in our front gallery at Pivot Media, a new show featuring some of my recent work.  There will be live music by  guitarist Mark Nomad (his Delta blues sets are outrageous) at 5:00 and 6:00 and African dance by the PVPA dance team WOFA at 5:30 and 6:30.  The weather is going to be beautiful and there will be art and music happenings all over Florence.  In short, an event not to be missed.

A Celebration of Community Through Creativity
Thursday, September 26 • 5-8 pm

FLORENCE, MA — On Thursday, September 26 from 5-8 pm, Florence-based artists, musicians, restaurateurs and businesses celebrate community through creativity in their vibrant downtown village.

Free entertainment and events highlighted during this fun and festive night out include:

• @ 30 North Maple Street: artist open studios with Phoebe Berkel, Donnabelle Casis, Sean Greene, Heather Kasunick, Lisa Lindgren, and Donna Estabrooks
• @ 30 North Maple Street: video/sound art with Bell & Howl (Andrew Greto & Dana Gentes)
• @ Artifacts 20th Century: film projections by award-winning young filmmaker Tom Greto
• @ Maple and Main Realty: art by Katy Schneider, Dave Gloman, Tom Martin, Anne Lewis and Barbara Neulinger and an open house
• @ 34 North Maple Street: Writers' Mill open house
• @ Cup & Top Café: Roseann Caputo art opening, special menu featuring local produce, NHS Improv group performs 5-6pm, Caroline and Matt O'Leary, violin & classical guitar from 6-8pm
• @ Pivot Media: WOFA - PVPA West African dance and drum performance 5:30pm and 6:30pm, new wall mural unveiling, Jim Gipe photography exhibit and Mark Nomad blues guitar
• @ Café Evolution: Star Drooker art opening with live music and a DJ
• @ Florence Civic Center: free swing dance lessons with Sharon Alworth 5:00 - 5:30pm
• @ Florence Civic Center 6-8pm: live music by the O-Tones
• @ 30 North Maple Street: starting at 5:30pm - live music by Beach Honey, Shangri-Lips and Original Cowards
• @ JJ’s Tavern: fall beer sampling and music
• @ Cooper's Corner: wine tasting
• @ Tranquility Day Spa, Murduff’s Jewelers, Herlihy's, World Eye Books, Evolve, Continuous Creations, The Hair Room, River Valley Yoga and other downtown shops: extended retail hours and specials!

For more information about this event including venue times and locations, contact:
Donnabelle Casis at or (413) 320-2828

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