Our office is located in the Visitors Information Center at 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA

Regular office hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm and we try to staff the weekends as regularly as possible.

At our office, you’ll find information, maps, fliers, and real people!  We participate as a gallery space for the monthly Arts Night Plus, the first Thursday of the month from 5 – 8 pm.

Please email ann@amherstdowntown.com if you are interested in showing art.

September Artist – Alex Hiam

Meadow Walk: Exploring Nature with an Illustrator
 Children’s book illustrator/author shares a new series of pen and ink drawings. The illustrations are for a future book to be titled Meadow Walk, showing a rabbit’s eye view, often through the long grasses and wildflowers, of a girl exploring a meadow. This is a fun opportunity to see a book in progress — ten pages are already fully drawn — and perhaps to add your suggestions as to what should happen next!
Hiam is an Amherst-based artist and writer who has published more than fifty books and shows his work up and down the Connecticut Valley (he has a concurrent show in the Putney VT Public Library and the Sunderland Public Library displayed his illustrations in the spring). He is a graduate of Harvard and UC Berkeley and has five children, and he leads workshops on illustration and writing.