Hilltown Families


Arts on Elm brings an art walk to Westfield, and with it comes a fantastic showcase of the arts! Featuring over 25 local artists’ work in gallery shows, displays, and even demonstrations, the event serves as a means of engaging families with the arts and the city’s downtown district!

An important element within the city of Holyoke, Gateway City Arts connects artists, artisans, and creators of all kinds with the community through classes, community conversations, markets, and other exciting events. Providing both work space and performance space, Gateway City Arts is a place both for creating and for sharing.

Calling all Amherst-based poets! Original poems can be submitted to this month’s Eyes Are the Window poetry contest, created to select poems for a public art display in Boltwood Walk.

Local pun experts can put their gift into action by participating in the annual Lenox Peeps Show, an event calling for families to create pun-filled dioramas depicting historic moments and featuring Peeps instead of miniature human beings. The creative possibilities are endless!

Excerpt: Easthampton City Arts, a local organization, works to connect families to local community-based cultural learning opportunities. Combining the promotion of resources and events with community-building opportunities, Easthampton City Arts helps to make arts-based learning accessible to all.

Does your family love to make and share art? Join ATCs for All in order to be part of an online community of artists, the purpose of which is to inspire creativity, and to collect and share artwork! Families can learn about the many different forms that art can take, while experimenting with new materials and connecting with other creative folks!