Easthampton City Arts+ (ECA+)
As the goals of Easthampton City Arts and the Easthampton Cultural Council are closely aligned and as the two groups in recent years have further increased their collaborations through sharing office space, coordinating events at Old Town Hall for monthly ArtWalks, and volunteer-led projects, it has been decided that these entities merge to establish the group Easthampton City Arts+ (ECA+) which will be part of the Easthampton Municipality and subject to Municipality rules and guidelines.
The mission of ECA+ is two-fold:
To create a strong cultural identity for the City of Easthampton by stimulating and supporting innovative and diverse cultural programs and activities aimed at enhancing public access to the arts and humanities; and
To improve economic opportunities for artists and cultural establishments, while increasing the role that cultural activity plays in the revitalization of the community.
News & Events
The Easthampton Cultural Council's office is now located at
43 Main Street
Old Town Hall
Easthampton, MA 01027
see our calendar
The theme for the 2014 applications is “Easthampton : Old and New”. Old and New refers to projects that interpret the “old” in the City (ie. mills, farms, history) in new ways and in new settings, enriching both the old and the new.
MCC Cultural District Cottage Street District – Easthampton, MA Located in the Pioneer Valley and at the base of Mount Tom, the Cottage Street District known for its “down-to-earth funkiness” has an eclectic array of quaint shops, galleries, and bustling night-life all set the back-drop of a diverse arts scene
Looking for something fun? Come to Art Walk Easthampton on the "Second Saturday" of the month from 5-8 pm. Locations all over Easthampton host free visual, music and performance art events in an energetic sampling of local, regional and national talent. Just look for large, yellow Art Walk banners outside each participating venue. http://www.artwalkeasthampton.org/
Art in the Orchard is an unique outdoor sculpture exhibit set on the bucolic grounds of Park Hill Orchard, on the outskirts of Easthampton. This year exhibit will take place between Saturday August 10th and Halloween, 2013, and is the second edition of his Biennial public art event. 20 juried sculptures by local and regional artists will be installed along a footpath meandering through this working Orchard, with spectacular views of the Mt Tom range as backdrop. In addition 2 guest artists will be featured alongside the selected artists. Additional events like music, moonlight walks or poetry readings will take place during the 2 1/2 months long Art in the Orchard. More info will be regularly posted on Art in the Orchard 2013 event page, http://tinyurl.com/ky3xypm