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The Fabulous February Fringe Festival!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
 Contact info@shelburnefalls.com, 413-625-2526

One Day, Four Events... in Shelburne Falls!

The First-Ever Fabulous February Fringe Festival on Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls!

All events – except Second Saturday Shopping – will be held at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center at 53 Main Street.  Come for one or all of these fantastic events and shake off the winter doldrums! 

Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls

Every Second Saturday of the month, come to Shelburne Falls to shop, play, eat, explore, and more! Shelburne Falls is a place where you can meet the artists/curators themselves and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of their craft. 

Free event. Check individual businesses for hours.

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Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): Sweet deals for you on Second Saturday at Salmon Falls Gallery! 10% off gallery wide and more savings on selected artists. We are busy rearranging the gallery, so come on up the hill to see what new artists and new works have arrived. photo caption (right): Turned wooden vessels by Sandy Renna with porcelain vessels by Cara Taylor.

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Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): will feature their group show, "Art Attack!" (pictured right).

Molly Cantor Pottery (20 Bridge St): Share the love! Make your own Valentines with a live music serenade. Free for all ages. Noon to 3pm.

McCusker's Market (3 State St): The newly renovated store will display "Sands & Waters," a pastel show by Claire Blatchford and Liza O'Neil (pictured below). Artist reception 4-6 pm.

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Fabulous February Fringe Festival
The Women’s Short Film Festival

Featuring short films written and/or directed by women filmmakers. A first for New England, this mini-film festival will screen films under twenty minutes in length that address the theme of LOVE. 

Selected from over 900 entries, the first Women’s Short Film Festival will feature films with many points of view!  Family-friendly.  Free Popcorn!

Time:  2-5 pm

Blossom of My Heart (Canada) by Shawna Gnutel
Stray Animals (Brazil) by Maju de Paiva
Family Shadows (United States) by Laura Malatos
I Wish I Were in Batumi (Georgia) by Salome Sagaradze
Hubo un Lugar (Spain) by Irene Garces
Happy Endings (United States) by Rebecca Shoptaw
Mechanical (Spain) by Alba Capilla and Marina Diez
Labyrinth (United States) by Ping-Wen Wang
Notes (Australia) by Samantha Brown
The Future (Australia) by Venetia Taylor
A Love Story (United Kingdom) by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara and Elena Ruscombe-King
Radio Kaos (Italy) by Linda Fratini
The Joke’s on You (United Kingdom) by Katie Smith and Victoria Muldoon
Interception (United Kingdom) written by Ash Corristine
A Meal With Dad (United States) by Brittany Alsot
Undertow (Canada) by Kristin Shepherd
Date With Fate (Australia) by Venetia Taylor


Produced by West County Arts & Culture, a new subsidiary of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, which presents visual and performing art happenings in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Special thanks to Women in Film and Video: New England (WIFVNE), Hermes Strategic Communications, Sophia Lanza-Weil, Des Buford, Sarah Kanabay, Linda Dunlavy, and Shira Lander.

H.A.T.C.H. 2 Community Art Launch Party

WHEN:  5pm – 7pm Presentations begin at 5:30pm.

WHAT: Come hear about the winning projects selected for the second round of H.A.T.C.H.!

H.A.T.C.H. (Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings), a pilot program designed to inspire, support, and help fund creative projects that engage the hilltown communities of western Franklin County, announces its second round of projects! Come to the party where you’ll meet the artists, hear about their projects, and have a chance to get involved (if so inclined).  We’ll have snacks and beverages to add to the festivities! 

The program supports the development, refinement, and launching of projects brought forward by artists and other community members and is funded, in part, by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Grant.  HATCH is a collaboration between The Art Garden, Phyllis Labanowski, and The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.

The Shad Ladder Radio Hour

Attend the first ever live performance of The Shad Ladder Radio Hour, a new, monthly, variety-style radio program and podcast featuring stories and talent from Western Mass.

Curtain at 7:30pm. 

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Fabulous February Film Festival - $10

H.A.T.C.H.2 Community Event - $5

Shad Ladder Radio Hour - $12

OR attend all 3 for $20!  (Kids under 12 - $1 a year)  Come and go, as you will.

Advance Reservations may be made by calling 413-625-2526 or get your tickets at the door.

Short on funds?  Volunteer to get in free!  Contact us at info@shelburnefalls.com.

All details subject to change.  Keep visiting for updates to information!


Location Shelburne Falls, MA