New Placemaking Event Explores the Arts in Westfield

Explore the Arts in Hampden County at Westfield’s Arts on Elm

Western Massachusetts’ omnipotent local arts scene is growing! Last summer in our series spotlighting arts-based community organizations, we featured Easthampton City Arts+ , Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays, Turners Falls RiverCulture, North Adams DownStreet Art, and Holyoke’s Gateway City Arts, all of which support a community’s cultural identify. The region’s newest art walk event – Arts on Elm – will showcase local artists, musicians, makers, and other creators in the heart of downtown Westfield. Presenting a variety of ways to engage with and learn about the arts, Arts on Elm offers families the opportunity to engage in meaningful community-based learning while supporting placemaking.  Read the rest of this entry »

Intergenerational Drawing Events Support Creative Free Play & Community Connections

Community Drawing Events Inspire Creative Free Play and Self Expression

Creative free play and artistic expression are the focus of two very unique upcoming community events. Using drawing as a central element, these events illuminate the versatility and expressive potential of the art form. Accessible to self-identified artists, reluctant creators, and everyone in between, spring’s artistic opportunities offer rich community-based learning opportunities relating to creativity and self-expression.  Read the rest of this entry »

Discover the Village of Shelbune Falls During Art Under the Stars

Art Under the Stars Returns to Shelburne Falls
Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Follow the shoes at Shelburne Falls Art Walk, Art Under the Stars. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 5-8 pm, Art Under the Stars shoes will lead you on an Art Walk in Shelburne Falls. Stroll across the Deerfield River and through dozens of shops, galleries and restaurants for an evening of new exhibits, receptions with artists, studio demonstrations, interactive art, and delicious treats. Gaze out over Salmon Falls and the glacial potholes, walk the Bridge of Flowers, ride a historic trolley under the stars in this jewel of an artisans village. Art Under the Stars is free to the public and there will be plenty to do and see. If you haven’t visited Shelburne Falls yet this year, Art Under the Stars is the time to go!  Read the rest of this entry »

Arts Walk in the Hilltowns, Nov. 29th

Conway Village Holiday Arts Walk and Open Studio Tour
Sunday After Thanksgiving from Noon-7pm

Conway Village Holiday Arts Walk

Here is a perfect opportunity to gather the family for an arts tour of hilltown artists and artisans living in Conway, MA, while supporting local economy!

Conway artists and galleries will open their studios for a holiday celebration and sale. Additional artists will be located at the Town Hall along with children’s activities. Tour maps will be available the day of the event at The Conwaynian Artist Gallery, Town Hall and the Conway Historical Society. Lighting of the town Christmas Tree at 6pm.  Read the rest of this entry »

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