Front Lawn of Northampton
Join us for the Summer Concert Series and other fun events that happen on the lawn in front of the Hampshire County Courthouse. The activities are family friendly and community oriented. HCG represents a new model of how people come together and collaborate to co-create the community we want to live in.
HCG is pleased to offer exhibit space to artists living and working in the greater Hampshire County area.
ATTENTION ARTISTS: HCG is currently scheduling exhibits of two dimensional artwork. To learn more about having your artwork featured in the gallery here: Art Exhibition Application and Guidelines
Enter through courthouse security at 15 Gothic Street. (Pocket knives and cameras are not allowed.) Most artists will be also participating in the city-wide gallery open house, ArtsNightOut, sponsored by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce. These open houses are usually from 5 to 8 pm on the second Friday of the month. Occasionally, the open house is scheduled for a different night to avoid a conflict.
HCG partners with the Awesome Foundation which fuels initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more.. The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.
Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. If you’re interested in starting your own chapter, which involves assembling a group of at least ten “trustees” willing to each contribute $100 (or the local equivalent) every month toward the grant, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Northampton Association
Maintenance and Beautification: Downtown maintenance is provided by a dedicated City of Northampton employed individual.
Events and Marketing: We will promote and produce signature events for the restaurant and retail community. The DNA will execute a targeted effort to promote and market Downtown Northampton using social media platforms, and additional advertising as funding allows.
Advocacy: The DNA will continue to bring together key partners to move forward with initiatives that are beneficial and healthy for our Downtown.
The DNA is affiliated with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.