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!

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.

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 artsales@experiencemica.org


Visual and Performing Arts Festival

Featuring the Art of Mothers

For three days only, the artistic talents of more than 40 artistic mothers from up and down the east coast are featured at MICAFest at Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley in Northampton, MA.

October 28, 29, 30, 2022

Halloween Weekend

Hannah Richards, Tongue in Cheek. Image courtesy of the artist.

MICAfest Preview

MICAfest Preview

sculpture by Roseanne Sniderman

Kiayani Douglas, Janelle. Image courtesy of the artist.

Painting mural pregnant woman falling greens and blues

Roseanne Sniderman, Pink. Image courtesy of the artist.

Mt Tom July painting thin trees with mountain background

Cynthia Chamberland, MT Tom July. Image courtesy of the artist.

Image of Angela Davis with collage  Mixed Media

Robin Griffith, Black Lives Matter. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kate Brandt, Kate Brandt Reel. Video courtesy of the artist.

Rebirth, . Video courtesy of the artist.

Elena Ciampa, Bust it out Live. Video courtesy of the artist.

Rythea Lee, Rythea’s Story. Video courtesy of the artist.


Ann Cloutier, Cynthia Chamberland, Dara Herman Zierlein, Hannah Richards, Elena Allee,   Lisa Andrews, Loretta Kane, Mary Witt, Lyn Horan, Procheta Olson, and Natasha Colon Ortiz.


Mixed Media

Angela Zammarelli, Myrrh Brooks, Eva Pushkova, Kiayani Douglas, Robin Griffith, Jennifer Scully-Thurston



Rosanne Sniderman



Amy Kotel, Elena Allee, Patricia Parker



Heather Matys, Julia Max, Katie Russo



Performance Project’s First Generation Ensemble, Rythea Lee, Kate Brandt, and Happier Valley Comedy presents “The Mother of All Improv Shows” featuring Katharine Daube, Sally Ekus, Kelsey Flynn, Holly Ruderman, and Pam Victor.


Sherine Khatoun Levy, Amy Lee, and Jennifer Scully Thurston.


Poetry/Spoken Word

Vanessa Adel, Lindsay Adkins, and Adrie Rose, Rachel Braidman, and a presentation and reading from Finding the Words.



Lisa Bastoni, The Lark Jazz TrioJulia Read, FIZZI, Christa Joy and the Honeybees, Carole Abbe Smith and the Green Street TrioDear Ella, Elena Ciampa & Friends Septet, and Rebirth.


We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters

MICAfest was funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation’s Empowering Innovation grant: 

Magic Grants for Ada Comstock Scholars.

We couldn't have done it without our sponsors!

Thank you to Smith College’s Magic Grant,  T-Ray Music, Mass Cultural Council, Arts Equity Group, Northampton Center for the Arts, The Institute for the Musical Arts, Delap Real Estate, Athan Vennell and Sloan Tomlinson, Myers Catering, and Northampton Open Media for their generous support of this event.

HGB foundation logo hot pink with white lettering
Mass Cultural Council logo black and white
Arts Equity Group logo black letters
T-Ray Music music production logo with a circle outlined in black with two light blue semi-circles and red in background.
Northampton Center for the Arts logo. bright yellow on the left, dark background, text says, Center for the Arts in light colors)
Institute for the Musical Arts logo in black and white with abstract drawing.
Delap real estate logo black and white
Northampton Open Media logo

Supporting Women in the Arts

Three days of provocative art, innovation, laughter, tears, and good food.

MICAFest will be at

Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley.

33 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060, USA

MICA FEST Open Hours

Friday 10/28/22: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 10/29/22: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 10/30/22: 12pm – 8pm