Downtown Amherst Receives Designation as Cultural District

We received designation as a Cultural District officially on May 25th. Anita Walker, Executive Director of Massachusetts Cultural Council described downtown Amherst in a statement, “From major literary and arts sites to unique bookstores, shops and restaurants, the new Amherst Center Cultural District will solidify this community as a top arts destination for visitors near and far.”

State Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg wrote, “Designating the Amherst Center Cultural District as a Massachusetts Cultural District will help ensure the long-term artistic, cultural, and economic vitality of Amherst.”