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.

March Artist – Lorna Ritz

Small Oil Paintings: Color Creates Composition
Lorna Ritz
Opening Reception: March 7th, 5-8pm
Artist Statement: These are small abstract expressionist-impressionist oil paintings inspired by landscape, grabbing the light that emanates from seasonal color combinations. How does color define a particular place through the act of painting itself? The viewer is invited to enter through the architectural construction of the paintings, and be moved by it. It is always color the finds the shape, creates the structured composition. Visit www.lornaritz.com for more.

April Artist – Keith Toffling

A Pursuit of Visual Clarity
Keith Toffling
Opening Reception: April 4th, 5-8pm
Artist Statement: Keith Toffling is an established local Pioneer Valley Photographer. He will be showcasing some of his landscape work from his travels around the states during the past few years along with sharing some of his of one of a kind film pieces shot on vintage analog polaroid cameras. Keith has been very involved member of the Amherst community volunteering his photography services for several community programs. His work demonstrates his pursuit for visual clarity while evoking emotion with each piece. Consider stopping by the Amherst visitors center during the month of April to view his work.