South Hadley is gearing up to host its first-ever South by South Hadley festival, a three-day cultural celebration embracing the diverse talents and offerings within and around the town.
A Showcase of Local Artistry
South by South Hadley is a testament to the creative spirit of our town, produced, supported, and performed by numerous local artists. Generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Town of South Hadley, the South Hadley Cultural Council, and charitable contributions from businesses and individuals, in partnership with MASH (Music and Arts South Hadley), have made this event possible. The festival is also seeking corporate sponsorships to supplement grants. The funds will contribute to compensating artists and promoting their work.
A Diverse Array of Arts and Culture
Attendees can look forward to live performances, exhibitions, presentations, and more at assorted public and commercial venues around town including the South Hadley Town Common, South Hadley Falls, churches, libraries, and a selection of local restaurants. South by South Hadley will offer an enriching experience for all.
Empowering Artists and Uniting the Community
South by South Hadley aims to attract residents from throughout the Pioneer Valley, encouraging them to explore South Hadley's cultural and educational institutions as well as its scenic outdoor spaces. The event is a collaborative effort, guided by a passionate Steering Committee representing the business, educational, and cultural communities.
Creating a Cultural Destination
Beyond celebration, South by South Hadley aims to have a lasting impact by benefiting small businesses and positioning the town as a cultural destination in the region.
A Gift to the Community
South by South Hadley is dedicated to inclusivity, with all events FREE to the public. Attendees have the option to make a donation to support local art and artists.
Accessibility for All
The festival is committed to accessibility, ensuring that all venues hosting events are disability-friendly.
A Labor of Love
The event is made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Steering Committee and subcommittees are donating their time and talents to ensure the success of South by South Hadley.
Join the Celebration
South by South Hadley promises to be an enriching and unforgettable experience; a celebration of our cultural tapestry and a chance to showcase the talent that makes South Hadley shine.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: https://southhadleyarts.org
Check back often as artists and events will begin to be announced soon.