In 2007, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority created a Community Arts Program and since has featured work from various communities within the Greater Boston area, showcasing hundreds of local artists at the Boston Convention & Exhbiition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston.
In 2013, MassMutual Center, along with the MCCA, brought the same Community Arts Program to the Pioneer Valley and plan to showcase the artwork of local artists throughout Western Massachusetts on the walls our Convention Center.
If you are interested in being a part of the MassMutual Center Community Art Exhibit, or have any questions please contact us at 413.787.6610.
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43 Towns is a photographic exhibit that features one picture from each of the 43 towns in Hampden and Hampshire Counties. The images have been provided by 31 members of the Springfield Photographic Society. Our primary goal is to capture the uniqueness of our communities, with pictures that illustrate their history, culture, public spaces and natural beauty. With only one picture per town, each photographer had to choose one perspective that they felt was important to understanding their town.
One of the strengths of this exhibit lies in the large number of contributing photographers. This has provided a wider range of perspectives than what could have been achieved with one or two contributors. In some of our pictures, you will find an icon of that town. In other cases, there are surprises. Those photographers with a passion for nature found the natural beauty in their assignment. Other photographers found popular events or emerging businesses.
Our photographers come from across the Pioneer Valley and represent many of the towns shown in this exhibit. Our participants have had fun assembling this exhibit, in some cases going to towns they knew little about and talking to the locals about good photo opportunities. We hope that you have fun as well as you explore 43 Towns.
Located in the Exhibition Hall Pre-Function Lobby at MassMutual Center.