NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The city known for its arts and culture will once again host a popular festival celebrating creativity.
Ceramics, paintings, furniture, jewelry, sculptures; those are just some of the things you’ll see at this year’s Paradise City Arts Festival at the Three County Fairgrounds. On Friday, vendors were busy setting up their stations.
The festival will feature 260 artists, from 25 states, but many artists are local.
There’s a quiet outdoor sculpture garden and tent with musical acts and food from many local restaurants.
The festival’s founding director, Linda Post told 22News the thousands of visitors the festival attracts benefits the entire local economy. “We fill the hotels. We keep the restaurants buzzing. People come here for the art, but really they, stay for food and they stay for the music,” said Post.
Rick Epstein, an artist from Westfield said, “You get a firsthand exposure to the material. When you walk into a gallery you typically don’t have a chance to meet the artist. This is that great opportunity.”
The festival runs three days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
If you’d like to know more about what you can see and do at the festival for your Memorial Day weekend, click here.