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Handmade Business Magazine • It’s Showtime, October 2016Handmade Business
Rookie to Pro: Paradise City Arts Festivals is the Art and Crafts Show “Ace”
by Stephanie Hintz
— ‘For over two decades Paradise City Arts Festivals have been producing award-winning shows focused on contemporary craft and fine art. Founded by two artists who had already spent 20 years on the show circuit, their vision came to fruition…’ (PDF, 457k)


Daily Hampshire Gazette • May 25, 2016In the News - Welcome to Paradise
Welcome to Paradise • Arts Festival Returns to Three County Fairgrounds
by Audrey Donohue
— ‘At the peak of spring, among the flowers, trees and gardens, art will also flourish this weekend, at the Paradise City Arts Festival…’ (PDF, 3.3mb)


Preview Massachusetts Magazine • Interview with Linda Post, May, 2016Preview Massachusetts Magazine
People: Linda Post by James Heflin
— ‘The Paradise City Arts Festival visits Northampton twice a year, and Marlborough twice a year. Linda Post and her husband, Geoff, started the Festival in 1995…’ (PDF, 2.9mb)


Springfield Republican • Living, May 22, 2016Springfield Republican
Beauty in Bloom by Keith O’Connor
— ‘Everything from hand-thrown mugs to wedding rings to elaborate sculptures can be found at the Paradise City Arts Festival which opens to the public on Memorial Day Weekend….’ (PDF, 2.9mb)


Bostonglobe.com • Lifestyle, March 11, 2016Ice cream bowls! Aron Leaman’s rich color combinations in hot blown glass alt=
Welcome to Paradise by Marni Elyse Katz
— ‘Spend the first weekend of spring in Paradise. The Paradise City Arts Festival that is. In its 19th year, the fair draws some of the area’s most talented artisans….’

Metrowestdailynews.com • Entertainment/Life, March 17, 2016
Paradise City comes to Marlborough for 19th annual arts show by Michelle Waygand
— ‘MARLBOROUGH – For anyone looking to add an “extra pop into their home,” Linda Post, founder of Paradise City, suggests to look no further than the Paradise City Arts Festival….’

Telegram.com (Worcester, MA) • Entertainment/Life, March 17, 2016
Paradise City Arts Festival Returns by Telegram and Gazette Staff
— ‘With more than 175 exhibitors peddling furniture, jewelry, art glass, garden sculpture, ceramics, fashion design, painting and more, the Paradise City Arts Festival remains a must for lovers of handmade crafts and works of art.’

Eventcrazy.com • Expert Q/A, March 9, 2016
Art Festivals
    Interviewer: Maria King
    Expert: Linda Post, Founder and Owner of Paradise City Art Festivals
— ‘Today we welcome Linda Post, Founder and Owner of Paradise City Art Festivals. Linda is Sales and Marketing Director and one of Paradise City’s founding directors. A practicing artist, her figurative, intensely pigmented paintings reside in many public and private collections…..’

Gazettenet.com • October 11, 2015Young visitor admires Simpson Planets
In the Age of Etsy, Paradise City Arts Festival Still a Draw for Art Lovers, Artists by Chris Lindahl
— ‘NORTHAMPTON — While websites like Etsy give art lovers instant access to the works of countless artists, the Paradise City Arts Festival continues to draw hundreds of artists and thousands of patrons to the Three County Fairgrounds twice each year. ‘
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masslive.com • October 5, 2015
5 tips for visiting the Paradise City Arts Festival by Keith O’Connor
— ‘Mother Nature’s picturesque painted landscapes are not the only art awaiting leaf peepers and other celebrating the coming Columbus Day Holiday. In Northampton, more than 260 artists and master craft makers from across the country will gather at Paradise City Arts Festival for three days … Held in four buildings and under tents, Paradise City also focuses on the culinary and entertainment arts, and features a sculpture garden, special exhibits, demonstrations and other special activities.’
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Handmade Business (formerly Crafts Report) • October 2015In the News - Handmade Business October 2015
Paradise City Arts Festivals Celebrate 20 Years of Success
— ‘Over the past 20 years, Paradise City has cultivated a loyal customer base of nearly a quarter of a million people. The company reaches them across many platforms, including through a biannual magazine, the Paradise City Guide, with a subscription base of over 70,000 avid art lovers… It also created Art Buzz, a monthly e-newsletter that shares behind-the-scenes stories of many Paradise City artists, giving fascinating insights into their lives, work habits, creative challenges, and accomplishments…’
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masslive.com • Sunday Springfield Republican Arts & Leisure • May 17, 20152014courtyard
3 things to do at Northampton’s Paradise City Arts Festival besides shop by Keith O’Connor
— ‘Forty new artists joining an impressive roster of 260 juried artists, designers and master craftsmen, award-winning musicians, and master chefs will provide for three days of discovery at the spring edition of Northampton’s Paradise City Arts Festival…’
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Valley Advocate • May 20, 2015
Summer Art by Kristin Palpini
— ‘Among the most reliable ways to note that Memorial Day is about to arrive to welcome the heat is the Paradise City Arts Festival… it always shows up in Northampton this time of year, bringing a slew of good things: food, music, and a vast lineup of artwork for sale….’
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Prime Magazine • May 2015
Get Your Art On! Paradise City Festival returns to Noho
— ‘Every Memorial Day Weekend, 260 thoughtfully selected artists and fine craft makers from all corners of America descend upon the historic Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts, for three days of astounding visual arts, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. …’
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ilovenewton.com • March, 2015
Local Artist Selected to Exhibit in the Award-Winning Paradise City Arts Festival, March 20-22 in Marlborough, Massachusetts
— ‘Sharon Schindler was selected in a rigorous competition to participate in the award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival… Thousands of images were reviewed last September, with just 175 artists from 20 states and Canada selected for this prestigious show….’
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travel-new-england.com • March 18, 2015
Paradise City Arts Festival Spring Shows
— ‘It is time once again for the Paradise City Arts Festival spring shows…’
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Milford Daily News • milforddailynews.com, March 18, 2015
Look, but do touch by April M. Crehan/Daily News Staff
— ‘The Northampton-based Paradise City show brings its mix of form and function to Marlborough this month. The tactile, handmade nature of the pieces lend a feel akin to that of a craft fair, but on that has been elevated into the realm of fine art.’
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Boston Globe • Style, November 20, 2014
Arts Festival Doesn’t Mask Exhibit’s Theme by Karen Campbell
— ‘What is it about the human face we find so utterly compelling? That’s at the heart of the special themed exhibit at this year’s Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough…’
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Boston Globe Magazine • Boston/Uncommon, November 16, 2014
Art Lovers’ Heaven
— ‘The Paradise City Arts Festival may truly be nirvana for art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers ready to kick off the season…’
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gazettenet.com • October 11, 2014
Exhibitor at Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton Finds Stories behind Arts, Crafts often Draw Buyers
by Eric Goldscheider, Gazette Contributing Writer
— ‘NORTHAMPTON – …This holiday weekend marks the 20th year the Paradise City Arts Festival
has been held at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton….’
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travel-new-england.com • October 6, 2014Chris Williams Giraffe
Paradise City Arts Festival this Columbus Day Weekend in Northampton, MA by TravelNE
— ‘It is time once again for the annual Columbus Day Paradise City Arts Festival. ‘
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Springfield Republican, MassLive.com • October 2, 2014
Paradise City Arts Festival celebrates 20 years in Northampton on Columbus Day Weekend
by Keith O’Connor
— ‘When the Paradise City Arts Festival opens its doors for their fall season show on Columbus Day Weekend at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, visitors will be greeted by a special themed exhibit….’ Read the full article at masslive.com

masslive.com • October 6, 2014
5 Great Things at the 20th Paradise City Arts Festival by Sarah Webster
— ‘This incredible arts festival is celebrating its 20th year and is bigger and better than ever. ‘
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Bostonglobe.com • October 5, 2014
Paradise in Northampton over Columbus weekend by Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe correspondent
— ‘Celebrate Columbus Day weekend at the 20th annual Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton…’
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WFCR (New England Public Radio) • A conversation with Linda Post • October 10, 2014 Whitmore Boogaerts Sculpture
Looking Back At Twenty Years Of The Paradise City Arts Festival
— ‘Fall foliage is nearing its peak in much of western Massachusetts. That could mean more weekend tourists in the area, something the organizers of the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton are banking on. The arts and crafts fair is celebrating its twentieth year this weekend. Linda Post speaks with Henry Epp about how the event, and the art, has changed over the last two decades.’


berkshireeagle.com • October 10, 2014
Northampton Paradise City marks 20 years by Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle Staff
— NORTHAMPTON – ‘Disaster loomed like an inescapable tsunami as Paradise City Arts Festival approached its first Columbus Day weekend event 20 years ago…. What began in 1995 with 150 artists crowded into a single building, this year boasts 275 artists…’
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McKenzieNewsService.com • May 2, 2014
Northampton’s Paradise City Arts Festival is ‘Springtime in Paradise’…
— ‘The award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 25 & 26 – all indoors and under tents.’
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Travel NEW ENGLAND • November 1, 2013
Paradise City Arts Festival Coming to Marlborough in November by travelNE
— ‘Art lovers may want to mark their calendars for the weekend before Thanksgiving….’
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Radio Podcast aired on both WRSI & WHMP • October 10, 2013kitchen-daysend
James Kitchen at Days End and at Paradise City by Monte
— ‘One of the Valley’s premier sculptors on the human condition and on Paradise City Arts Festival…’
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Springfield Republican, MassLive.com • October 9, 2013
Paradise City Arts Festival begins 3-day run on Saturday by Keith O’Connor
— ‘For the past six years, the award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival – which opens its doors on Saturday and runs through Columbus Day – has held a themed ‘show-within-a-show’ enjoyed by visitors and exhibitors alike.’
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masslive.com • October 9, 2013
5 Great Reasons to Attend Paradise City Arts Festival by Lee Chambers
— ‘The Paradise City Arts Festival unfolds at the Three County Fairgrounds October 12-14 and offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a devotee of the arts or a curious browser, there are exhibits that will delight you….’
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Bostonglobe.com • Travel: Here, There, and Everywhere, September 28, 2013
ARTS FESTIVAL IN NORTHAMPTON by Necee Regis
— ‘Need plans for Columbus Day weekend? For live jazz, festive dining, arts galore, and more, head to the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton for the Paradise City Arts Festival….’

masslive.com • March 2, 2013
International Women’s Day: Northampton’s Linda Post helps make art a paradise festival for all by Judith Kelliher
– ‘Linda Post gained perspective from what it was like to travel around the country selling her artwork at craft fairs and artisan shows. She saw the good and bad of those venues…’

Handmade Business (formerly The Crafts Report) • February 2013
Paradise City’s Marlborough Show Celebrates 15 Years
Show Enters 2013 as one of America’s Top 10 Arts and Crafts Fairs – by Dennis Piotrowski
— ‘Drawing artists from California to Colorado and every state in New England, Paradise City has become a destination for imaginative home furnishings. …the show is a go-to source for designers and a shopper’s paradise for homeowners… 35 booths showing 2-dimensional art and 20 sculptors provided a variety of original art. The event also attracted some of the nation’s finest jewelers and designers of wearable art, with custom work a specialty.
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