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, November 15, 2023


Happy New Year! 

You're invited to attend Northampton's most beloved signature event. 

On Sunday, December 31st, the Northampton Arts Council and Greenfield Savings Bank welcome you to the 39th edition of our city-wide New Year's Eve party. 

Since 1985, First Night Northampton has filled Paradise City with a 12-hour, family-friendly festival of the arts, culminating in a traditional ball-raising from the roof of the Hotel Northampton. Gather with friends, neighbors, and visitors at 20 terrific downtown venues for an astounding array of entertainment presented by hundreds of talented performers. 

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