Traditionally, The ArtSalon gives artists of many disciplines a forum to present their work and discuss their artistic process with the public through Pecha Kucha style presentations. This format allows the artists to present for about 6 1/2 minutes each, followed by a Q & A with the audience. This ongoing series of live oral presentations about creativity, process, and finished work reveals the liveliness of contemporary visual arts in Western Massachusetts.
In 2020, due to the COVID 19 crisis, all of our events were postponed, however we are delighted and excited to have brought you UP CLOSE, a film series created by videographer Nick Verdi. The UP CLOSE Series provides a window into the art practices of Valley area artists through studio tours and curatorial driven interviews.
The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community.