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
A contemporary arts festival with over twenty-five artists in a diverse roster of exhibitions and performances located in nine venues in Easthampton and Holyoke, MA in April and May 2013. www.reachfest.com
Art In the Orchard is on for 2013! The event will open on Saturday, August 10 to coincide with the Easthampton Second Saturday Art Walk. There are 24 weekend event days during the 79 day festival which closes around Halloween. www.parkhillorchard.com/art
2011 Gold Star Award recipient.
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. www.artwalkeasthampton.com