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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018


 “Peace”  by Wadea Haddad
WHAT: Dark to Light: A Syrian Child’s Journey
WHEN: On View: November 20 through December 31
WHERE: Sam’s Cafe and Pizzeria, 235 Main Street, Northampton MA

Dark to Light: A Syrian Child’s Journey - An exhibition of 26 expressive paintings and drawings by Syrian refugee children will be on display in Northampton MA, at Sam’s Cafe and Pizzeria, 235 Main Street Northampton, from November 20 through December 31. Opening reception will be December 1, 2018, 5:00-7: 00 pm

Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, Inc., a Massachusetts based non-profit, invites the public to view an exhibit of expressive artworks by Syrian refugee children reflecting both the horror and hope of their experiences. The paintings are on loan to us from children receiving prosthetic rehabilitation and trauma therapy at our program in Amman, Jordan. 

This exhibition marks the launch of the program’s online fundraising campaign, Wounded Angels. A donation of $25 or more to the campaign will enter you into a drawing to win a print of the painting “Peace”  by Wadea Haddad . For more information or if you would like to make a donation please visit or

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