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M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA) presents MICAfest 2024!

May 1-31, 2024, Northampton, MA

MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View is about making a statement, amplifying silenced voices, and creating a more just and inclusive arts landscape. Be a part of this transformative experience.

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The M/otherhood Myth: Why it’s Time for an Art Revolution

Women are still battling an uphill battle when it comes to gender equality. M/others have an even steeper slope to climb (m/others is an inclusive term).

They tell us that m/otherhood is perfect, pure, and always blissful. We’re meant to fit into a myth. M/others’ voices are silenced,  and their experiences are unrepresented.

The art world is no different.

It’s time for a revolution – an artistic explosion that shatters stereotypes and amplifies the truth. M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA) presents MICAfest 2024!

MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View is a month-long, city-wide celebration of powerful and diverse voices in contemporary art. Taking place in Northampton, MA, throughout May 2024, this event challenges expectations through captivating visual art exhibitions and dynamic live performances.

MICAfest 2024 Press Release

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MICAfest Offerings

From VIP and month-long passes to ticketed and free events, follow the links to learn more.

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VIP Month Pass -only 10 available!

The Ultimate MICAfest Experience! Elevate your festival with insider access, exclusive perks, and priority seating. Limited VIP Passes available.

MICA's Mother's Day Art Bash at Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary on Main Street in Northampton. Three images on the graphic of a store window, Toni Rose and Lark Jazz Trio.

Free Events

MICAfest for Everyone! Discover a vibrant selection of free events, exhibits, and performances celebrating creativity and community.

MICAfest 2024: The M/otherlode Closing Gala A fundraising celebration May 31, 2024 | 6:30 PM | Location: Northampton Center for the Arts Join us for a festive evening of arts, community, and live music. An engaging artist conversation exploring the themes of MICAfest. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and mingling Immerse yourself in the vibrant Americana sounds of Christa Joy and the Honeybees. Featuring visual art at the Split Level Gallery at 33 Hawley Part of #MICAfest2024 Scene from MICAfest 2022 photo by Heather Matys Image of Christa Joy and the HoneyBees. Sculpture by Ellen Wetmore. Images courtesy of the artists and MICA.

Ticketed Events

Explore and Customize! Choose from a curated selection of ticketed workshops, shows, and unique experiences to tailor your MICAfest journey.

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Month-Long Pass

Immerse Yourself in MICAfest! Enjoy unlimited access to art, performances, and events all month long with our convenient Month-long Pass.

A Gallery Sneak Peak

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MICA's Circle of Support

Thank you to our sponsors, partners, collaborators, and supporters.

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