A Celebration of Democracy
APRIL 22, 2017 - ASHFIELD, MA.
A day-long chautauqua on early American democracy, religious faith, and the meaning of citizenship in a period of political turmoil.
Tickets on Sale beginning March 1, 2017 at http://hilltownchautauqua.org/p/20/CIVITAS-hr-A-Festival-of-Democracy
Art in the Hilltowns
The Hilltowns are full of makers and creators – from traditional fabric and quilt art to ever-innovating theater production. Creative people are drawn to this area – inspired by the natural beauty around them and by the deep connections of rural life – and invite you to engage with them in the glorious act of artistic exploration.
The Hilltown CDC is a recipient of a LISC Creative Placemaking grant and is actively engaging the community in enhancing the role of arts and culture as an important tool in community development. Creative communities have proven to be a strong driver of economic growth, quality of life and healthy, connected places to live, work and visit.
In 2016, the Hilltown CDC became the fiscal sponsor and partner of The Hilltown Chautauqua of Western Massachusetts, an endeavor to explore pressing issues of American life in curated, magazine-format programs with speakers, panels, debates, interviews, and musical and dramatic performance. 2017 programs include Civitas in April and the second annual Earthcare event in September.
A sample of our makers and creators:
If you would like to be part of the Hilltown CDC’s creative placemaking work please contact Kate Bavelock at firstname.lastname@example.org