Arts & Entertainment
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.
Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations
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 England, New York and destination clients.
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 contemporary residents can preserve and celebrate their own histories in ways that honor both tradition and change.
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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 and markets for local farmers using sustainable practices and selling to local markets. We also manage a large community garden, the vibrant downtown Tuesday Market, and many programs providing food access to low-income families and educational opportunities for young people.
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 formal gatherings, concerts and quiet contemplation. You will find staff offices on the lower level, along with social spaces and a kitchen. In addition to the spaces in Helen Hills Hills Chapel, there is a prayer space in Wright Hall and a Kosher Kitchen in the Quad (see Spaces).
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 structure. It hosts many events throughout the year, including music, food tastings, and dancing, and is just a great place to people watch anytime.
Taproom is open for dine in and curbside pick up! ALSO: We're so happy to have a couple seats back at the bar!⠀
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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 creative community. This sprawling converted factory, has a total of over 160,000 square-feet of space, and is comprised of studios, workshops, and galleries of varying size that are available for lease.
The historic structure has expanded several times from the original structure, which was first built in the 1860’s. Once home to the Pro Brush company, which manufactured toothbrushes and other plastic items, it now offers tenants an inspiring and convenient environment with which to work.
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 diverse range of performances, from solo recitals to large choral and orchestral ensembles. Sweeney's excellent acoustics are suitable for both vocal and instrumental performances. For information about reserving this space, please contact the department office staff.
Box Office Phone Hours: Noon-3pm Daily. Online sales open 24/7. Our Box Office is closed for in-person sales.
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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 charge or just a nominal charge. We serve people of all abilities and all ages at our programs.
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 gifts and building a collection. Discover original works in furniture, jewelry, art glass, garden sculpture, ceramics, fashion design, painting and more, all made by Paradise City artists in their studios just for you.
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 of SCDT is to serve as a hub by maintaining space for the local community and curating performance art of the highest quality by connecting communities on an international scale. SCDT showcases contemporary movement training and performance practices that embrace multiplicity, arouse curiosity, and emphasize personal choice. Central to the school’s mission is an abiding respect for the tradition and history of re invention and a directive to continue challenging established ideals. SCDT offers adult and youth programming in dance training that includes modern, ballet, hip hop, contemporary Indian dance, and improvisational techniques. The school creates a space for the creative process by regularly curating performances and workshops with established international performance practitioners. SCDT works collaboratively with Stephanie Maher and the Ponderosa TanzLand Festival outside of Berlin, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Alternativa in SanFrancisco, Jared Williams and The New Movement Collaborative in Boston and the Northampton Community Arts Trust. SCDT is affiliated with the Northampton Community Arts Trust and is working to maintain the space at 25 Main in Northampton as a vibrant community arts space for the greater pioneer valley.
With MA Guidelines and cleaning/sanitizing protocols in place, we provide Members with a stress-free environment to get work done.
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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 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, Northampton Summer Park Series, Transperformance and Silver Chord Bowl, and advocating on behalf of the arts community.
The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) provides affordable space for artists, performers, and educators while developing programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, and community connections.
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 Teacher Organizations of the Northampton Public Schools. Famous artists to perform at the venue include Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
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 accessories that have become recognizable for the color combinations she uses as well as her style.
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 for creative work. We are a recognized 501(c)3 organization.
We have resumed our pre-covid operating hours. That is; 3pm-1am Sunday through Thursday, 3pm-2am Friday and Saturday. Thank you all for your support over the last month during our re-opening ...read more
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. Sing with joy and presence! Novice singers to touring professionals. Adults & children (aged 9+). Singer-songwriters especially welcome. Free your voice!
Live Music Performance: My jazz trio, Sarah Clay & the StarCats would be delighted to play at your restaurant, bar, taproom, business event or private celebration. Our tasty blend of Swing, Blues, Pop and Latin tunes will set a sophisticated mood and liven up the party!
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 also features a robust local selection of craft and micro brews, along with an endless cocktail and drink menu that will satisfy .
Located within walking distance of Northampton's many restaurants, and the vibrant retail center, Bishops Lounge is the entertainment "place to be" after a great evening dining out with friends or shopping.
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 contribute to the cultural enrichment of Western Massachusetts and beyond.
At the center of our effort is our subsidized studio. Here our artists can redefine their lives for who they truly are. In January 2017, we launched New England Visionary Artists Museum wing to conserve the legacies of artists we have served who have passed, to educate the public on their lives lived, and to research contemporary pursuits in visionary artmaking.
The gallery is now open by appointment for viewings, pickups and for custom framing. Masks are required while in the gallery.
Sun By Appointment
Mon By Appointment
We have reopened!
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Library Service Updates in Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Selected rooms in the library are open. Some study areas and computers are available. No appointment is necessary.
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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 sometimes challenging world. In addition to serving as a place of worship that features prayer, music, and the Word, Edwards Church hosts many other functions that combine spiritual striving and worldly service such as a soup kitchen, a fellowship hall, a mindfulness center, a Buddhist sangha, and a parents’ center. Led by a senior pastor, a minister of faith formation, and a minister of music, we nurture our faith, support one another, and find the strength to help make peace in the world. You are welcome to join us anytime.
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, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.
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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 individuals and families have the tools and resources to reach their full potential through education, economic security, and wellness. Lifting together, we build strong, vibrant, and inclusive communities.
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 concerned and committed to the communities that we reach. It is also a top priority to give our corporate clients as well as sole proprietors and start-up businesses the same excellent service we believe they deserve. Our station's owner takes a hands-on approach and our entire staff is readily available to provide the personal attention, business flexibility, and overall efficiency expected from an independently owned station.
We are open!
Automatic door opener (handicapped accessible).
Social distancing practices enforced.
Face masks required.
Eight person maximum capacity.
It’s an art gallery, so no touching!
PRIVATE VIEWING AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT.
11-5 Tues-Sat 12-5 Sunday
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