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.

Board Members

Northampton Arts Inc. Board Members 2021

Arts and Management: George Myers (President) - George W. Myers graduate from Umass Amherst with a degree in History and a minor in African American Studies. He co-owns The Quarters a vintage arcade, restaurant and bar in Hadley, MA and is General Manager and Special Event Programmer at Amherst Cinema a 4 screen non-profit Arthouse theater in Amherst, MA. George also spends time as a DJ and writing for his music blog which focuses on soul music.

Printmaking and Exhibitions: Esther White (Vice President) is an artist and arts organizer based in Northampton, MA. Esther's art practice includes printmaking; textile dyeing and needlework; publishing photocopied artists' books and zines; and organizing community art events and spaces.

Arts and Community: Kathy Service (Clerk) our past co-Chair has long been an avid arts supporter and works not only for the Arts Council but has worked for almost every other arts organization in Northampton. She has been co-Chair of First Night, organizing over 150 volunteers. She retired from the State Department of Mental Retardation and has involved many of her clients in our programs, as actors, volunteers and audience members.

Arts and Education: Freeman Stein (Treasurer) is a retired educator and restauranteur. He has lived in Northampton/Florence for over thirty years. He has written grants and evaluated programs in education and the arts. He helped to develop an coordinate a visual and performing arts program for a public middle school, has worked with a wide range of artists and arts organizations to develop programs for students and teachers, and was a founding member of a public secondary school. 

Arts and Curation: Danielle Amodeo

2021 Board Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/9, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

Board meetings take place in the City Hall Hearing Room at 210 Main Street from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please contact for the up-to-date schedule and details.

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