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It’s time for mom artists to make some noise

The underrepresentation of women in the arts is well documented. In 2019, 87% of the collections in 18 major US art museums were made by men. Mothers have an even more difficult time succeeding in the art world, as they need to overcome cultural bias, preconceived notions, and systemic and structural obstacles.


MICA is stirring up the pot. With MICA, the spotlight shines on mom artists, ensuring opportunities where they are rooted. These mothers are your friends, family, and colleagues, and not only do they kick ass at mothering, being there for you,  and everything else, but they are artists to boot.

Sleeping Bee drawing

Sleeping Bee, Patricia Parker

Drawing 18″ x24″

Image courtesy of the artist

MICAfest is extended through the end of 2022!

Big News!


The art exhibit has been extended to the end of the year! Come out; it’s FREE!

Mark Your Calendars!

Two Arts Night Out events!

November 11th and December 9th featuring music by featured MICA musicians.

See the art of 20+ featured artists.

Buy your favorite pieces!

We are thrilled to put mom artists on the map in Northampton, MA.

MICAfest featuring the Art of Mothers

October 28-30, 2022, at Northampton Center for the Arts 

THREE DAYS with more than 20 performances of live music, theatre, comedy, poetry, and dance, PLUS a visual art gallery with more than 20 visual artists.

Thank you to our sponsors, T-Ray Music, The Insitute for the Musical Arts, Delap Real Estate, and Northampton Open Media.

Non-linear Stories, dos à dos book. Myrrh Brooks
Image courtesy of the artist

MICAfest schedule in background with a red banner with text: We did it! Thank you! And a yellow banner across the bottom with text: Extended through 2022!

Dreams Really Do Come True

Our FRIDAY NIGHT GALA EVENT was a success! Lark Jazz Trio played on the mezzanine while people mingled, had hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and we culminated the evening with members of Dear Ella and the O-Tones.

But that is not all, my dear. We have two more events featuring MICA artists on Friday, November 11, and Friday, December 9, from 5-8 pm. Arts Night Out is when art takes over Northampton! Meet us at 33 Hawley for a reception with refreshments and live music with original songs by Elena Ciampa singing and playing the piano on November 11th. And in December, we have a second Arts Night Out celebration on December 09, from 5-8 pm, with Christa Joy. Both women are MICA-featured artists!

Almost all the art displayed is for sale, so let us know if you want to buy it. Email

The MICAfest is Here!

The Performances graphic image

Labor: a group exhibition

June 6-30 at Anchor House of Artists


Get the details about our new event!