Friday, May 9, 2008

Do the Twist

Twist is a contemporary spin on craft -- a new event showcasing original handmade goods and art. If you're an Etsy fan, a maker, crafter or artist looking for a fresh kind of fair, be a part of Twist!

And if you're a shopper, save the dates!

Dates September 5th - 6th, 2008
Friday: Market Party 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: Market 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location Northampton Center for the Arts Ballroom, Northampton, MA

Northampton, MA (a.k.a NOHO) is a funky little town infused with the energy of the thousands of students, artists and musicians who live here. It's famous for being the "best small arts town" and one of the "top places to live and work" in America. It's less than 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from NYC! View on map

Notable (current and former) residents of the area include authors Augusten Burroughs, Tracy Kidder and Kurt Vonnegut, musicians Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, and actress Uma Thurman. It's also the birthplace of the Graham Cracker and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The town's vibrant downtown is chock full of great shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. There are a slew of performance venues here, such as the Iron Horse, the Calvin Theatre and Pearl Street Nightclub, that feature indie bands as well as bigtime headliners. Other highlights include the New Century Theatre and the Northampton Independent Film Festival.

Come for Twist, stick around for the town!