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.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton Then, Now & Going Forward

WHAT: Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton Then, Now & Going Forward
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15 at 7 pm
WHERE: Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 

This special program will take a closer look at Northampton's arts scene--from the 1970s on into the future and will also include the public premiere of Vision of Thornes, a 13-minute documentary about Gordon Thornes' philosophy about the arts and his experience in Northampton. Speakers will include Andrea Olsen, Stephen Petegorsky, Laurie Sanders and Elizabeth Sharpe.

Following the screening, audience members will be invited to share their thoughts about the role of creativity in shaping community and the relationship between business and the arts.

At the end of the discussion, all who are interested will be able to join Jeff Bliss and Richard Wagner for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Community Arts Trust building.

Suggested donation: $5-$10 at the door.

Limited seating. To reserve your place, email
This event is filled to capacity; a waitlist has been started.

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