Located at Easthampton’s City Hall office building, the Payson Gallery is a unique platform for presenting artworks that are visually or conceptually related to Easthampton.
Exhibitions at Payson Gallery are an opportunity to acknowledge and showcase the rich history of arts and industry in Easthampton as a long-standing, integrated, and active component to its development. Located in an open walkway space in Easthampton’s municipal office building, the exhibition space welcomes hundreds of visitors each and every week.
Payson Gallery exhibits work that is in some way related to the City of Easthampton. Whether the artworks themselves visually reflect aspects of the City, or by exhibiting works by local community-based groups, the space is a platform designed to highlight the diverse range of artistic communities throughout Easthampton. Past exhibition include a series of photographic portraits of community leaders, plein air paintings of local landmarks, and group shows by the Easthampton Art Guild, Riverside Industries, Easthampton High School, and the Williston Northampton School. Exhibitions in the context of this civic venue further emphasize the integration and mutual influence of creativity and community in Easthampton. Exhibiting artists are not required to live or work in Easthampton–only the work itself must have a connection.
When and Where?
The Payson Gallery hosts four quarterly exhibitions per year, for three months each (Jan-March, April-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec). To have your work considered for an exhibition in this space, please submit a completed application during our annual open call for artists. Applications are typically open July through September in consideration of works for the following calendar year. All works must be ready-to-hang.
Interested in applying?
The Payson Gallery, located at 50 Payson Avenue, is open for viewing art Monday through Thursday from 10am-5pm. Parking is available free of charge in the municipal lot adjacent to the building.