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A Three-day Weekend in Northampton, MA

A Three-day Weekend in Northampton, MA

Deep in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, surrounded by the gently rolling foothills of the Green Mountains and the Berkshires, lies Northampton, the hometown of the Paradise City Arts Festival. New England’s most uncommon destination, Northampton will surprise you with its sophistication, diversity and eclectic flavor, its small-town ambiance and big-city features. Check out this guide to plan a getaway to Northampton this fall.

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Craft Cocktails and the Art of Celebration

Craft Cocktails and the Art of Celebration

What turns an ordinary drink into a Craft Cocktail? Some of the same elements that make the work of our exhibiting artists so special. It’s made with more care. It’s not boiler-plate, and the bartender is a little more passionate about getting it just right.

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Choosing Gifts that Make People Happy

Choosing Gifts that Make People Happy

Here comes the holiday season. Some people thrive on the celebrations, the entertaining, helping others, and sharing gifts. Others panic. Whichever way you roll, here are some tips for how to make choosing gifts at Paradise City Arts Festivals fruitful and fun.

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Nnamdi Okonkwo and the Human Body

Nnamdi Okonkwo and the Human Body

New to Paradise City this fall is Nigerian-born sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo, who creates simplified and stylized sculptures of the human body. Nnamdi was born in eastern Nigeria, where he earned a degree in painting. At 6’9” tall, he took up basketball at age 17 and was recruited by BYU-Hawaii where he played from 1989-1993. Having earned a BFA and MFA in Sculpture, Nnamdi now lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Nnamdi’s work ranges in size from under 10 inches to life-size and monumental.

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