Our Mission

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.



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 our office at 413-345-2945 or stop by 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.

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Amherst Business Improvement District

Please reach out about displaying art at the Visitors Information Center gallery, 35 South Pleasant Street in Downtown Amherst. A great space!Call for artists! The Amherst Visitor's Information Center is looking for visual artists for the upcoming year. Displays change monthly and the Center is a participating venue for Arts Night Plus. Please email info@amherstculture.com to express interest and to get more information! Previous featured artists pictured: Maria Darrow, Roseanne Helden, Sally Kealy, Verena Smith, & Meg Bandarra ...

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