Arts & Entertainment

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Northampton has always been synonymous with arts & entertainment here in western Massachusetts. It is a cultural hub where artists, musicians, and entertainers of all kinds have gathered and collaborated to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out what's happening below.

Upcoming Events

@Tuesday Market

Tuesday Farmers' Market

Every Tuesday, 1:30-6:30pm on the Plaza behind Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton. April …

@Summer On Strong

Summer on Strong

Summer on Strong is a summer-long party here on Strong Avenue in Northampton, MA. When the weather …

@Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton MA

Stan Sherer Retrospective

Reception: Saturday June 8, 2-4:30 PM From June 3 to 29, the Hosmer Gallery of the Forbes Library …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts Spring Concert!

This season musical director Annika Amstutz is joined by George Wilson and together they crafted an …

@Northampton Arts Council

Salsa in the Plaza

McCoy Jamison, the internationally trained teacher, dancer, and choreographer, is the driving force …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Laws of Manifestation Workshop with LARAAJI

Bringing the goal or object of your dream into present time through creative imaging and dynamic …

@Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123-125 Elm Street , Northampton MA 01063

Choro Noho

If you are new to the Brazilian musical style called "choro" ("show-roo"), you are in for a treat. …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

The Magic & Meaning of Things Workshop

Wanting and having things isn't wrong, and it isn't bad. But when the quantity of our things takes …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Jeremy Harman & Evelyn Huber

German harpist Evelyn Huber, winner of the Bavarian Culture Prize and two-time Echo winner together …

@Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary

Northampton Sunday Block Party: Mermaid & Mariners Market

Come Join Us Sunday July 14 from 11am until 5 pm for our Northampton Sunday Block Party : Mermaid …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@198 Sylvester Rd., Florence MA, 01062

MUSHROOM WALK + TALK!

Local naturalist and photographer Marty Klein will lead us on a talking walk up into the Mineral …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

The Flo-Jam: Bombyx Contact Improv Class & Jam | 7/20/2024

Contact Improvisation is an honoring of every moment. The Class will focus on fundamental physical …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Steve Santoro \ here. gone.

here. gone. is a contemporary song cycle for string quartet and voice written and performed by …

@198 Sylvester Rd., Florence MA, 01062

SUMMER CUT-AND-DESIGN WORKSHOP

Part farm tour, part pick-you-own, and part design workshop, our Summer Cut-and-Design starts off …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Raquy Danziger Darbuka Basics Workshop

Raquy Danziger is an internationally acclaimed musician, artist, teacher and composer based in …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Raquy Danziger Concert

Raquy Danziger is an internationally acclaimed musician, artist, teacher and composer based in …

@Look Park

Franklin King Children’s Series

COME JOIN US AT THE SANCTUARY THIS SUMMER FOR A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT …

@Look Park

SUMMER CELEBRATION AUCTION

We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of our annual Summer Celebration Auction! …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Introduction to Illumination Painting Workshop

Raquy will guide you in creating a small illuminated painting. Illumination painting is the art of …

Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

Art + Shopping

Tejas Beads

Bead store focusing on natural gemstone beads, pendants, findings, silver, and jewelry making supplies. The friendly staff are happy to help you find that perfect piece! So, stop by and visit! Tejas …

Art + Other + Shopping

The Impress Group

We help our clients turn their ideas into booksWe work with publishers, organizations, small business owners, and individuals. Whether you want to turn your ideas into a book, design a picture-driven …

Entertainment + Music

The Hampshire Music Club

The Hampshire Music Club was launched in 2012 by a local group of classical music lovers.  It’s an educational organization whose mission is to sponsor music appreciation classes for adults and …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds was formed by Jim Olsen and Mark Thayer in 1995 to promote the burgeoning acoustic music scene in and around Northampton, MA. Since our inception, we've released over 150 albums of …

Art

United Way of Hampshire County

United Way of Hampshire County engages and inspires the people, employers, and organizations of Hampshire County to give, advocate, and volunteer on behalf of our community. Our vision is that all …

Art

Arts Equity Group

Arts Equity Group is a network of artists, activists, and consultants committed to promoting systemic change through arts and culture.We collaborate with our clients to plan and execute …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Haven Body Arts Inc.

Haven Body Arts is a female owned & operated body art studio located in Northampton, MA. HBA brings you the most progressive body art, tattoos, and piercings in the valley.  We offer a large …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Stone's

Tattoo artist/apprentice shop located in the heart of Downtown Northampton!

Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Academy of Music Theatre

In the late 19th century, Edward H.R. Lyman, a philanthropist and Northampton native, had a vision for a new venue for culture and theater in his hometown.  On May 23, 1891, the then 1000-seat …

Art

Paradise City

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind …

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Entertainment

WRSI The River

93.9 & 101.5 The River - Different is good

Entertainment

The Writer's Mill

THE WRITERS’ MILL is a shared space for writers and creative professionals of all sorts – novelists, freelancers, journalists, poets, researchers, academics, and more. Connect with a community of …

Entertainment

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  

Art + Entertainment + Music

Forbes Library

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts. The library’s …

Art + Shopping

Jo Smith Art Studio

My name is Jo (Joanna) Smith and I am an Artist painting in Northampton, MA. I have a Studio/Gallery in downtown Northampton at 9 Market Street.

Entertainment

WHMP

WHMP is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley.

Entertainment + Other

Lilly Library

Lilly Library is located in the heart of downtown Florence and has been serving the community since 1890.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa is a container for beauty— a gathering place where a reverence for the Earth and the pursuit of pleasure collide.

Entertainment

Helen Hills Chapel

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life has offices at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, located on Elm Street across from the Office of Admission. The chapel has a large space on the main floor for …

Art

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The goal …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining + Summer on Strong

Progression Brewing Co.

At Progression everything starts within our taproom walls. This special brewery that we call home is a place for our community to gather, and it is this community that keeps us constantly striving …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Online Gift Cards + Other

Bang Bang Body Arts

Offering body piercing, tooth gems, & tattooing- including cosmetic & medical tattooing. The studio will be ever full of incredible fine art from local, national and international …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Sweeney Concert Hall

Sweeney Concert Hall is one of the most sought–after concert halls in the northeast. This beautiful performance space seats more than 600, and its broad stage can readily accommodate the needs of a …

Art + Shopping

SieberDesigns

Aviva Sieber of SieberDesigns lives and works in Northampton, MA. She has been designing and quilting for over twenty years, creating one-of-a-kind quilts, purses, home décor items, gifts and …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Northampton Country Club

Founded in 1898, The Northampton Country Club combines a challenging golf course with a pleasing array of modern amenities – including a custom designed pool, updated clubhouse with a full restaurant, …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, …

Art

Webber & Grinnell Insurance

As a locally owned agency, Webber and Grinnell has provided insurance protection for thousands of individuals and businesses throughout the Pioneer Valley for over 150 years. The stability, …

Art

Smith College

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Thornes Marketplace

Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

R. Michelson Galleries

R. Michelson Galleries is the largest commercial art gallery in western Massachusetts. Art originally exhibited at R. Michelson Galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, …

Entertainment + Music

WEIB-106.3 Smooth FM, Cutting Edge Broadcasting, Inc.

We are the only locally owned commercial FM radio station in the Greater Springfield, MA Metro Market. Broadcasting for more than sixteen years, we have built a reputation as a station that is …

Entertainment + Music

PanOpera, Inc.

Live, artist-led, professional opera in Western New England.

Art + Shopping

CyclePottery

A welcoming ceramics gallery and studio to inspire, create, collaborate, and find community.  Offering studio memberships, private lessons and small group lessons. Shop the Gallery throughout the …

Art + Shopping

The Cotton Gallery

The Cotton Gallery is located in the center of Northampton and offers a large selection of funny Tshirts, novelty items, and souvenirs.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

In 1975, former owner and collector Al Drew decided to  put on display his sizeable beer can collection within the bar, and his original setup of the can shelves, (especially the ones suspended …

Entertainment

Valley Advocate

Your alternative source for news, arts and entertainment in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.

Entertainment + Music

The Parlor Room Collective

The Parlor Room is right in downtown Northampton at 32 Masonic Street, next door to the Woodstar Cafe. You can’t miss it; it looks like an old brick one-room schoolhouse, but, like a clown car, holds …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Young@Heart Chorus

What started out in 1982 at a Northampton elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical …

Entertainment + Music

Jon Berman Music

Jon Berman plays Beach Americana Music that takes you away. He has performed everywhere from stadiums to back decks. Jon has performed with acts such as Changes In Latitudes, Barefoot Truth, Jackson …

Art

Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA)

M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA): Reclaiming the Canvas, Revolutionizing M/otherhood.* We rewrite the narrative where art and m/otherhood collide, not by whispering apologies but by …

Art + Entertainment + Music

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

BOMBYX is a non-profit organization established to steward the property at 130 Pine Street, in Florence, Massachusetts - a historic gathering place founded by abolitionists who championed …

Entertainment + Music

Blind Moose Studios

A community based multimedia production studio in Northampton, MA // Production,Tracking, Mixing and Mastering // Sound Design

Art + Entertainment

Northampton Center for the Arts

The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) provides affordable space for artists, performers, and educators while developing programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, …

Art

Brushworks Arts & Industry

The Brushworks Art & Industry Building is a unique multi-use Light Industrial complex, that has become the area’s premier location for local artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and the greater …

Entertainment + Shopping

Photobooth

A black and white machine on the second floor of Thornes, this fun photobooth is located in the hallway between impish and Jackson & Connor, and across from Noteworthy. The booth has been in Thornes …

Entertainment

Ireland Forever Foundation

The money raised from the festival will be put back into the festival with the long term goal of becoming a nationally recognized 3 day festival. We will financially support like minded organizations …

Entertainment

93.9 The River

WRSI, the River, is a radio station playing a genuine mix of roots, rock, folk, soul and everything in between. Different is Good!

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Downtown Northampton Association

We are a group of business owners, property owners, local residents and fans of Downtown Northampton, who have joined forces to keep downtown vibrant, engaging, eclectic and inclusive.  We love …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Bishop's Lounge

Bishop’s Lounge offers nightly music with a relaxed atmosphere. Music genres range from reggae to dance, and rock to funk; with open mic takeover and DJ on site you will not be disappointed. Bishop’s …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

NiteOwl Tattoo

NiteOwl Tattoo is dedicated to bringing you award winning tattoos at a first class experience. Our resident team of tattoo artists are extremely passionate about all things art and are available to …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Three County Fair

Incorporated in 1818, the Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden County Agricultural Society promotes agriculture, agricultural education, agricultural science and sustainability for the region through …

Art

Anchor House of Artists

The Anchor House of Artists was founded in 1997 with the mission to support and expand the creative careers of artists living with mental illness, fight the social stigma that they face, and …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

The Majestic Saloon

A craft beer & wine bar in downtown Northampton. Gluten free and non-alcoholic options. Offering live music & entertainment. Home of the pop-up gay bar.

Entertainment

Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden

Grow Food Northampton’s mission is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area. We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land …

Art + Entertainment

Pulaski Park

Pulaski Park is centrally located on Main Street in downtown Northampton. The one acre municipal park provides a natural space for all to enjoy including shade trees, walkways, benches and a play …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice (as well as other grants on a rolling basis) each year to artists and …

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Entertainment

MAPS

Dispelling cultural isolationism in 7th-12th graders through a cross collaboration of two diverse public schools creating poetry, songwriting and art.  

Art + Other

Click Workspace

CLICK Workspace offers a comfortable office environment in which creative professionals can work, create, collaborate, and share resources. We provide an atmosphere that values diversity and growth. …

Art + Shopping

Groundings

Groundings is a hidden gem of a shop. We have the largest selection of Tarot and Oracle cards in Western MA! Over 400 different varieties of gemstones and counting! An artisan gallery, …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

American Legion Post 28

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism, and devotion to fellow service members and veterans.Sundays from 5 - 8 pm is Karaoke with High Note Productions …

Entertainment

Sattva Center for Archery

Sattva Center for Archery Training (formerly Amherst Archery Academy) is a full range and retail shop in Western Massachusetts, focusing on target archery.

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Cheap Thrills Tattoo

Tattoo studio located in Northampton, MA. Tattooing since 1997. Cash only.

Art

Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton focuses on local history and the local community. We preserve objects and documents that illuminate the lives of past residents while creating structures through which …

Entertainment + Music

Look Park

Come play at Look Park! With over 150 acres of land you're sure to find something to do. Take a walk, stop by the grill or sweet shoppe for a snack or go for a ride on our steamer train. Look Park is …

Entertainment

All Out Adventures

All Out Adventures provides outdoor recreation programs to people with disabilities and their loved ones, seniors, and Veterans. We provide our programs in parks throughout Massachusetts at either no …

Art

Positively Africana, LLC

Positively Africana is a gift shop focusing on authentic, handmade crafts and accessories made in Africa or inspired by the strength and beauty of the continent. We are located at  Level 2, …

Art + Other

Tiffany Chapman Photography

My focus as your photographer is for you to have fun, laugh, smile and remember me for all of your memory making. I would love the opportunity to create portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Entertainment + Music

The Pines Theater

The Pines Theater is an outdoor amphitheater located within the park. The theater holds the annual "Transperformance" concert, a music festival hosted by The Northampton Arts Council and the Parent …

Art + Entertainment + Music

A.P.E. Flex Space

A.P.E. AT HAWLEY STREET continues its core mission to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their …

Art

Northampton Community Arts Trust

The Northampton Community Arts Trust’s mission is to protect and ensure the long-term vitality of the Northampton community through the acquisition and preservation of affordable and accessible space …

Art + Entertainment

Ascendance Inner World Arts

Ascendance is a studio where the individual expressive voice can be explored, where the art of dance is practiced and trained, and where we celebrate the confluence of individuality and community.

Entertainment

Pioneer Valley Ballet

At Pioneer Valley Ballet, we are cultivating an appreciation of dance on a regional level, and supporting our local arts community by training and educating the next generation of dancers and future …

Entertainment

Valley Ghost Tours

A fun and creepy way to explore the dark side of Northampton!

Entertainment

Florence Civic & Business Association

Fostering a spirit of community, collaboration, and citizen engagement in the village of Florence, Massachusetts.

Entertainment

Summer on Strong

Summer on Strong is a summer-long party here on Strong Avenue in Northampton, MA. When the weather warms up, our side-street becomes pedestrian-only, so we can dine outdoors, stroll the shops, dance …

Art + Entertainment

Sarah Clay Voice & Flute

Vocal Coaching: Frustrated with your voice? Want to sing with more power, emotion, range, and less fatigue? I can help. I'm a compassionate teacher dedicated to helping singers find their true voice. …

Art

William Baczek Fine Arts

Founded in 1996, William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts represents artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpting, photography, video and printmaking in both …

Art + Shopping

Noho Pottery

Get in touch with your inner potter at Noho Pottery!

Art + Entertainment + Music

A.P.E. Gallery

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. supports contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their work.

Entertainment

K and E Theater Group

K and E Theater Group is a non-profit performing arts organization whose mission is to bring unique, exciting and professional theatrical experiences to Western Massachusetts.

Entertainment + Other

Edwards Church of Northampton

Situated at the crossroads of State, Main, and South Streets in downtown Northampton, Edwards Church serves as a home for all who seek the Holy Spirit in the midst of a too busy, often glorious, and …

Entertainment + Other

The Botanic Garden of Smith College

The Botanic Garden of Smith College fosters environmental and social justice through teaching and learning about plants, people, and place

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

Iconica Social Club

A platform for the modern social animal. Curated coffee menu from rotating roasters; cold pressed juice via our brand Minim Juicery; a creative, healthy and seasonal breakfast and lunch menu; weekend …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Entertainment + Music

John M. Greene Hall

John M. Greene Hall is an event venue located at Smith College in Northampton. It has hosted many prominent performers such as Bob Weir, Indigo Girls, The Pixies, Ani DiFranco, Bob Dylan, and more.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Spare Time Entertainment is the Northeast’s largest private, family-owned bowling enterprise. We pride ourselves on customer service and on providing our bowlers with the latest state-of-the-art …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Lucky's Tattoo and Piercing

Lucky's is a custom tattoo and piercing shop located in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. We have been open since 1999, starting with piercing and then expanding ourselves to tattooing once it …

Entertainment + Other

Aligned Events LLC

Aligned Events is a full service wedding and event planning company based out of Northampton, MA.  Our services include customized event planning, management and design services and we serve New …