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, August 3, 2016

RETROFAIRE 2016 Open Air Market Vendor Application

The Northampton Arts Council presents the third annual RETROFAIRE, an open-air market featuring a bounty of vintage fashion, unique reclaimed and re-purposed jewelry & design, as well as hard-to find music gear and vinyl records to be held on Saturday September 10th.

RETROFAIRE will be held in the space between Thorne’s Market and the Northampton Parking garage and will include a live music stage featuring jazz bands and DJ’s spinning vinyl, sidewalk chalk art and performances by Northampton’s renowned yo-yo champs. ConVino Wine Bar will have an outdoor wine cafe and oyster bar setup during the event. Join us for a relaxed day in the late summer sun, peruse the market stalls, hear the sounds of jazz float through the air and kick back for a glass of wine. All proceeds benefit the Northampton Arts Council’s BJ Goodwin Grant. A grant designed to provide direct assistance to a Northampton-based artist, writer or arts organization in recognition of exceptional work and to support the further development of artistic talents.
Why not spend a day supporting art, buying art and wearing art, all while listening to great music and enjoying the savory smell of fine foods wafting in the background. Come to RETROFAIRE and enjoy the search for quality items that will impress your friends of every generation.




Download the PDF Application HERE

Print out, Fill out, Scan and Email the application to:


Print Out, Fill Out, and Mail the application to:

Northampton Arts Council 

240 Main Street 
Northampton, MA 01060


Mail a Check made out to the Northampton Arts Council with your filled out application 

If you have trouble contact Steve:, he will walk you through the process.

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