Upcoming Events

Art Opening: Ryan Barch
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Art Opening: Ryan Barch

Join us at the Holyoke Hummus Cafe for our next art opening featuring the work of Ryan Barch. 

Ryan lives in Easthampton and has Visual Art Degree from Holyoke Community College. For this series he uses limited paint colors, and home decor pamphlets to create a sort of glitch series, in a way reassembling the same imagery throughout each piece. Restructuring, and personifying them into unique works, while still visually retaining the same imagery and broad marking.

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Music Series: Ray Mason
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Music Series: Ray Mason

We're excited to kick off our winter music series with Holyoke native Ray Mason!

Ray and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Starting his first band in 1966 and averaging over 100 shows a year, he’s like a teenager with forty-plus years of experience! Between 1983-1990 Ray released five critically acclaimed (cassette only) albums. He followed them with a single on his own Captivating Music label and has appeared on numerous compilations from such labels as Signature Sounds, East Side Digital, Shimmy Disc, Sound Asleep (Sweden), Dren Records and Paisley Pop.

Ray’s tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll! One man with his Silvertone!! Kick back and enjoy!!!

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Ladies Drawing Night
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Ladies Drawing Night

Come out and draw! 

Women of Western Mass are welcome to come hang out, draw, paint, eat, drink and converse in the company of fellow local creatives. All in support of nonprofits that keep local arts alive.

This months LDN will benefit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. Attendance is free but consider donating to support local arts. 

Bring your own art making materials. (We have a few art supplies at the cafe if you don’t have any).

Full menu and drinks will be available.

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Garlic and Arts Festival
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Garlic and Arts Festival

  • 60 Chestnut Hill Road Orange, MA, 01364 United States (map)
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$5 for adults, kids 12 and under free Weekend pass $8

Meander among 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts exhibitors. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated chef demos, and fill your belly with farm fresh and savory cuisine as you relax in the food courts. There are over eighty engaging workshops, activities and performances scheduled throughout the weekend!

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Cheers Block Party
Sep
23
3:30 PM15:30

Cheers Block Party

Get ready to bring your friends, your family, your neighbors to the first ever CHEERS Block Party, where we’ll be celebrating our Kehillah community at the Springfield JCC. Everyone will be welcome, and we promise fun and games for all ages. We’ll be rocking out with a D.J. and dancing. Food trucks including Herrell's Ice CreamHolyoke Hummus CompanyThe Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood Fired PizzaCaravan Kitchen, and NY Style Kosher Hot Dogs!
See more here: http://www.kehillah-sjcc.org/cheers/

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Food Truck at Berkshire Fermentation Festival
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Food Truck at Berkshire Fermentation Festival

Berkshire Ferments invites you to the 4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16th from 10-4pm at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds. The Berkshire Fermentation Festival is day long celebration of the diversity of all things fermented and crafted. Each year there is an array of local cultured food vendors sampling and selling their products along with demos, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music, and more.

 

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Food Truck at Rubblebucket's Dream Picnic (Live on Race Street)
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Food Truck at Rubblebucket's Dream Picnic (Live on Race Street)

RUBBLEBUCKET'S DREAM PICNIC
LIVE ON RACE STREET
A new music and arts festival coming to Holyoke!
Presented by Signature Sounds Presents and Gateway City Arts

LINE UP:
Rubblebucket
Diet Cig
Caroline Rose
Mal Devisa
Kalbells
Tōth

Billy Wylder
Mtali Banda Oneness Project
Old Flame
Fire Letters
The Greys
Mad Habits
Kimaya Diggs Music

AFTERPARTY WITH Brothers Griiin (members of Flaming Lips
*Limited afterparty tickets available, scoop them fast!

visit gatewaycityarts.com for more information.

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Art Night: Spectrum of Colors, In All Walks of Life
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Art Night: Spectrum of Colors, In All Walks of Life

Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy art made by adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

Their art creates awareness and serves to advocate for the developmentally disabled community. We couldn’t be more proud of these artists’ abilities. Through our mission at Valley Educational Associates, we strive to uplift and encourage our participant’s creative energies. 

We hope you will stop by for some falafel and stay for the art!
To learn more about Valley Educational Associates' activities and programs, visit us at http://valleyeducational.org/what-we-do/

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Tomato Festival
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Tomato Festival

Join us at Red Fire Farm!
It's a great day at the farm, with everything from wild edibles walks, cooking demonstrations and the gorgeous bounty of our organic farm! Come and visit the Granby farm!

Festival open 12-4 PM.

TOMATO TASTING

WATERMELON TASTING

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Fallsfest
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Fallsfest

Join us for a FREE, day-long celebration that brings a world of joyous music, art, play, delectable food, and craft beverages to the banks of the Connecticut River in South Hadley Falls.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2072468906410610/

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Eric Carle Museum for Children's Book Festival
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Eric Carle Museum for Children's Book Festival

Inspired by The Carle’s exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons, join us for a day celebrating winter, spring, summer, and fall! Activities include an exhibition, book signings, storytimes and art projects with artists from The Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild.

https://www.facebook.com/events/195359074641976/

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Art Opening: The Art of Jeffrey Richard
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art Opening: The Art of Jeffrey Richard

We're excited to welcome Jeffrey Richard to the Holyoke Hummus Cafe for our next art exhibit. Join us on Thursday, May 3, for the opening of his show. 

Jeffrey Richard is a Holyoke native who has always been inspired by the world and city around him. He began taking pictures of the city’s architecture and graffiti art in high school and hasn’t stopped since. Over the years, he’s experimented with photos and reclaimed materials to make his photos take on new forms. This showing is a demonstration of those experiments that include frames made of reclaimed railroad materials and vintage-style posters and photos of known Holyoke landmarks. You can find Jeff walking around obscure parts of Holyoke with his camera because there’s always something new to capture.

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