West County Arts & Culture

Laurie Wheeler reading poetry under an umbrellaThe Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) announces the creation of a new 501c3 subsidiary, West County Arts & Culture (WCAC), formed to promote the many vibrant arts and culture initiatives in our region that are a vital part of our economy and quality of life. The new nonprofit organization creates opportunities for the GSFABA to create programming and new funding to support the Creative Economy, an important part of our mission.

The mission of WCAC is to produce and/or present arts and cultural programs, such as Hilltown Arts and Thriving Community Happenings (HATCH). Also, WCAC may produce and/or support educational programs about sustainability, ecology, and heritage.

The board of directors of GSFABA will serve as the board for the new organization, which holds monthly board meetings. For more information, please contact GSFABA at info@shelburnefalls.com or by phone at 413-625-2526.

Photo: Laurie Wheeler, presenting her HATCH project, Poetry in the Rain, at the HATCH Community Event on February 11, 2017. HATCH (Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings) is a program designed to inspire, support, and help fund creative projects that engage the hilltown communities of western Franklin County and is produced by West County Arts & Culture.

West County Arts & Culture Events

Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Shelburne Falls, MA
2nd sat fall 2017

Every Second Saturday

Enjoy our unusual small businesses,
meet the artists,
relish the food of our restaurants,
walk in natural beauty,
and experience HOME.

Saturday, October 14 - Come for the leaves, stay for the local businesses:

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St):

Explorations in Felt: Texture and Color
100 Pinch Pots, an installation