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Paradise City Arts Festival

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Abbie Chambers joins an exhibition of The Art in Gathering, as Paradise City asks artists to explore ideas of community. Press photo courtesy of Paradise City Arts Festival
Photo by Karen Barnicle Garro

More than 220 selectively curated artists and makers come to Northampton for the annual three-day celebration of art, live music and local food.

This year an exhibition of The Art in Gathering asks artists to explore ideas of community, as elements displayed together become greater than the sum of their individual parts, from beachcombed and weathered artifacts, mixed media sculptures, paintings and jewelry.

A Silent Art Auction benefits the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI). This organization provides free English classes for new arrivals from all over the world so they can successfully integrate into the local community.


Avery Joi and the Green Street Trio perform at Paradise City. Press photo courtesy of Paradise City Arts
Green Street Trio

Avery Joi and the Green Street Trio perform at Paradise City. Press photo courtesy of Paradise City Arts

Visitors will also find live music, snacks and charcuterie by local Fed by Foley, a second wine bar, and creative activity stations hosted by Paper City Art Kids out of Holyoke, and artist demonstrations.

Stephen Procter of Brattleboro, Vermont demonstrates and shares his process for making colossal human sized vessels, as he throws, stacks and fires clay and talks about form, proportion and decoration. Alan and Rosemary Bennett, known for their life-sized, realistic renditions of fish and sea creatures, lead clay sculpture workshops for the kids.

The festival runs on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Abbie Chambers joins an exhibition of The Art in Gathering, as Paradise City asks artists to explore ideas of community. Press photo courtesy of Paradise City Arts Festival
Photo by Karen Barnicle Garro

Abbie Chambers joins an exhibition of The Art in Gathering, as Paradise City asks artists to explore ideas of community. Press photo courtesy of Paradise City Arts Festival

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May 27
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Paradise City
54 Old Ferry Road
Northampton, MA

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