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The Amherst Business Improvement District (Amherst BID) invests its resources to improve downtown Amherst’s vibrancy, sustainability, and economic health.

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The BID’s downtown events calendar aims to connect visitors and residents to the many events in Amherst that highlight the downtown businesses and enhance your experience in downtown.

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This downtown directory  helps connect you to Amherst’s unique blend of restaurants, shops, and cultural destination that make downtown Amherst a great place to live, work and play.

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If you’d like more information about the BID, events, or downtown Amherst in general, please contact the BID office. 413-345-2945. Stop by 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.

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Tomorrow night, please stop by and check out the new exhibit by Samantha Sarvet at the Visitors Info Center!

Samantha Sarvet Exhibit Opening - Rescheduled due to storm!January 11, 2018, 5:00pmAmherst Center Cultural DistrictSamantha Sarvet is a Northampton, MA based painter. Her paintings address the multi-dimensional experience of color and the sensory effect of repetitive pattern. They are brightly colored, densely layered, and embrace painterly irregularity. Each painting reveals itself through layers built up over time. Repetitious form and symmetry create pattern while opacity and transparency generate depth in color. The eye sinks and resurfaces in the accumulation of layers.
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Samantha Sarvet Exhibit Opening - Rescheduled due to storm!

1 week ago

Thank you #BlueMarble for helping to decorate our #WinterFest Snow person. Beautiful hat and scarf by Janet McKinstry, Cleopatra Silk Sleep Mask, Earrings by Lani, and baby and mama alpaca penguins! Bundle up in style this winter! ☃️
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1 week ago

Thank you #BlueMarble for helping to decorate our #WinterFest Snow person. Beautiful hat and scarf by Janet McKinstry, Cleopatra Silk Sleep Mask, Earrings by Lani, and baby and mama alpaca penguins! Bundle up in style this winter! ☃️
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Get out your curling irons and hair spray (or book an appointment with one of our great downtown hair salons) and show up for his great cause at The High Horse. Tickets available online or at #ajhastings #amherstsurvivalcenter and #highhorse.

80's Musical BINGO Nite!January 18, 2018, 5:30pmHigh HorseIt's a FUNdraiser! with DJ @[102940886538556:274:Trumpy On Air] from @[104836086236921:274:Hits 943]!

Come listen to your favorite 80s songs, sing along, and win some prizes! The Amherst Survival Center is hosting 80’s Musical Bingo Night. Instead of calling numbers, we’ll be playing soundbites from 80’s songs. Prizes awarded for every round, for best 80’s hair (optional), for best 80’s attire (optional), and for 80’s trivia experts! First game at 6pm.

Admission: Tickets are $20.00 for 4 games and can be purchased online in advance at: www.amherstsurvival.org/bingo, or at the door. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the Amherst Survival Center's programs.
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80s Musical BINGO Nite!

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