Our Mission


The Northampton Center for the Arts is a private, non-profit organization established in 1983 as the result of a public/private partnership with the City of Northampton. For over 30 years, the Center has provided affordable, accessible venues for performances, exhibitions, arts-education programming and community gatherings. The Center is unique and valuable resource, encouraging participation in a variety of expressive forms and producing quality events that bring people together in celebration of creativity.


our people

Executive Director: Penny Burke

Board of Directors

  • Rachel Stevens, Chair
  • David Boutilier, Clerk
  • Carla Cosenzi
  • Steve Daury
  • Emily Laine
  • Ginny Mayer
  • Michelle Meredith
  • Dorothy Nemetz, Treasurer
  • Pete Olsen
  • Traci Lynne Olsen

The Center for the Arts has three resident performance companies: the Lisa Leizman Dance Company, the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra, and SHOW Circus Studio.

Contact Us

Northampton Center for the Arts
PO Box 366
Northampton, MA 01061

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