Saturday, February 11, 2017
The First-Ever Fabulous February Fringe Festival on Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls!
All events – except Second Saturday Shopping – will be held at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center at 53 Main Street.  Come for one or all of these fantastic events and shake off the winter doldrums! 
Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls
Every Second Saturday of the month, come to Shelburne Falls to shop, play, eat, explore, and more! Shelburne Falls is a place where you can meet the artists/curators themselves and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of their craft. 
Free event. Check individual businesses for hours.
Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): will feature their group show, "Art Attack!" 
McCusker's Market (3 State St): The newly renovated store will display "Sands & Waters," a pastel show by Claire Blatchford and Liza O'Neil.
Fabulous February Fringe Festival
The Women’s Short Film Festival featuring short films written and/or directed by women filmmakers. A first for New England, this mini-film festival will screen films under twenty minutes in length that address the theme of LOVE
Selected from over 900 entries, the first Women’s Short Film Festival will feature films with many points of view!  Family-friendly.  Free Popcorn!
Time:  2-5 pm
Produced by West County Arts & Culture, a new subsidiary of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, which presents visual and performing art happenings in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Special thanks to Women in Film and Video: New England (WIFVNE), Hermes Strategic Communications, Sophia Lanza-Weil, Des Buford, Sarah Kanabay, Linda Dunlavy, and Shira Lander.
H.A.T.C.H. 2 Community Art Launch Party
WHEN:  5pm – 7pm Presentations begin at 5:30pm.
WHAT: Come hear about the winning projects selected for the second round of H.A.T.C.H.!
H.A.T.C.H. (Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings), a pilot program designed to inspire, support, and help fund creative projects that engage the hilltown communities of western Franklin County, announces its second round of projects! Come to the party where you’ll meet the artists, hear about their projects, and have a chance to get involved (if so inclined).  We’ll have snacks and beverages to add to the festivities! 
The program supports the development, refinement, and launching of projects brought forward by artists and other community members and is funded, in part, by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Grant.  HATCH is a collaboration between The Art Garden, Phyllis Labanowski, and The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.
The Shad Ladder Radio Hour
Attend the first ever live performance of The Shad Ladder Radio Hour, a new, monthly, variety-style radio program and podcast featuring stories and talent from Western Mass.
Curtain at 7:30pm. 
Fabulous February Film Festival - $10
H.A.T.C.H.2 Community Event - $5
Shad Ladder Radio Hour - $12
OR attend all 3 for $20!  (Kids under 12 - $1 a year)  Come and go, as you will.
All events will be held at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St, Shelburne Falls.
Advance Reservations may be made by calling 413-625-2526 or get your tickets at the door.
Short on funds?  Volunteer to get in free!  Contact us at
All details subject to change. Check the event page for updates.

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