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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


What: RETROFAIRE Open-Air Market with live jazz music
When: Saturday September 10th from 10:30am-6:00pm
Where: Behind Thornes Marketplace
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The Northampton Arts Council invites you to the third annual RETROFAIRE Open-Air Market on Saturday, September 10. RETROFAIRE features a bounty of vintage fashion, unique reclaimed and re-purposed jewelry & design, as well as hard-to find music gear and vinyl records. Come check out collections from local and regional vendors selling the finest vintage fashions, the freshest records and unique reclaimed & re-purposed designs. Our vendors include Tiny AnvilVintage SteeleMystery Train RecordsBombshelly VintageSpin That! Records & more. 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 and freshly shucked oysters.

RETROFAIRE Open-Air Market will be held in the space between Thorne’s Market and the Northampton Parking garage and will include a live jazz music stage, featuring saxophonist Houston Person with the Green Street Trio at 2:30pm and the Joe Velez Latin Jazz Quintet at 4:30pm. Tom Reney and Kari Njirii of NEPR 88.5 FM fame will be on hand to talk about the history of Jazz in the Valley at 3:30pm, DJ’s will be 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.

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 Open-Air Market and enjoy the search for quality items that will impress your friends of every generation.

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. For more info visit

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