As many of you know, the Northampton Community Arts Trust (the organization that owns, develops and maintains 33 Hawley) was awarded a federal earmark in 2022 that will allow the Trust to add to the capabilities of this already outstanding community art space. This round of renovations will provide 33 Hawley with a brand new art gallery, a finished lobby with an upgraded box office area and a concessions stand, a proper green room and dressing rooms downstairs, and more! 

The construction is scheduled to begin in March 2023. The building will be closed (no one but construction staff allowed onsite) Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30am-3:30pm. The Northampton Center for the Arts will continue to program the Flex, Eli’s Room, and Carole’s Dance Studio M-F after 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. This arrangement is currently scheduled to continue through the end of August 2023. A.P.E.’s Workroom will be closed for renovations until 2024. Keep an eye out for programming from The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, the company-in-residence at A.P.E. Northampton Open Media (NOM) will close its location at 33 Hawley Street to the public from March 1, 2023 through December 1, 2023. NOM will keep public hours at its home location inside the same building as Northampton High School at 380 Elm St., Northampton, at the rear of the building.

Starting in September 2023, and continuing for a few months, 33 Hawley will be completely shut down until renovations are completed. There will be no spaces to rent or any on-site programming from September 2023 until work is finished. We are all hopeful and expecting that the building will be fully open for business again in January 2024. At that point, we look forward to many more years of uninterrupted artistic programming with and for our community!

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