May 11, 2019

2019 Northampton Public Arts Festival

2019 Northampton Public Arts Festival

Date(s) - Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Sunday, May 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday Market Space between Thornes and Parking Garage

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The Northampton Public Arts Festival is a unique 2 day event aimed at promoting public arts through live mural painting and street art workshops for youth. The festival will bring local and nationally recognized street artists and muralists to convene and create beautiful public art for the city of Northampton and the Pioneer Valley.

Saturday, May 11 (9am-6pm)Dripped On Productions will run an open painting session to paint four mural cubes with eight selected artists. 2019 Northampton Public Arts Festival selected artists are MerkThose, Seymour Van Gogh, Grace Lang, Steph Burr, Peter Zierlein, Hank Von Zelion, Barrett Capistran, and Haley McDevitt. Two of the selected artists will paint one mural cube, two sides of each cube per artist. Dripped On Productions will also facilitate painting the fifth cube, a workshoping collaboration between Dripped On team member Jonathan Neville and various community members. Three scheduled workshops will take place at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis. We will be accepting 20 participants per workshop, please email to sign up in advance. Local Dj’s will be spinning vinyl from 12pm-5pm. Laughing Tomato Pizza will be on hand serving up hot pizza pies from 11am-5pm. There will be local vendors of all sorts on site with many interesting trinkets from 11am-6pm. Guayakí Yerba Mate will also be on hand with free samples.

Sunday, May 12 (9am-6pm) –  Dripped On Productions will continue running the open painting session so the selected artists have a chance to put the finishing touches on their designs.

With support from: The Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton, Northampton Arts Council, Florence Bank, Guayakí Yerba Mate