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, May 30, 2018

RETROFAIRE 2018 Call to Vendors

The Northampton Arts Council invites vendors of vinyl records, vintage wares and handmade art to apply to our our 5th Annual RETROFAIRE on Saturday September 8, 2018.

RETROFAIRE takes place downtown Northampton in the area between Thornes Market and the Parking Garage. This year the event will feature a variety of live DJs spinning vinyl throughout the day. The open-air market is produced by the Northampton Arts Council. Our goal is to showcase the most creative artisans, unique retro clothing vendors, and hard-to-find vintage instruments and vinyl albums.

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.

We would love to have you and your records and wares present, the vendor fee is only $75 for a 10ft x 10ft space or $40 for a half table (you must have a vendor friend to share the space with). Vending spots are limited so please don’t wait, if you are interested and would like more information please feel free to contact Peter McQuillan, Assistant Producer, Northampton Arts Council, 413-563-0162,

Make a payment via Paypal:

Vendor Space Selection

or mail a check to:
Northampton Arts Council
ATTN: Retrofaire
240 Main Street
Memorial Hall #1
Northampton, MA 01060

The Northampton Arts Council, its agents, officers, or employees shall not be liable for property damage or personal injury to exhibitor, its agents or employees, which may occur on or about any part of the subject premises, regardless of how such injury or damage may have occurred. Exhibitor waives any claim against the event organizer and assumes all liability for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property entrusted to the premises. Exhibitor shall hold the event organizer harmless and shall indemnify the event organizer against all liability or expenses arising out of any claim or injury or damage to any person or property, together with all costs connected with the defense thereto, including attorney fees. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds.


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