Listing Submissions

The newsletter is sent out on Tuesday mornings. Submissions are due by 5pm Sunday evenings. Submissions received after 5pm on Sunday will be included in the following week's newsletter. Listings are free!

This newsletter is focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley, so there are only two criteria for submissions:

  1. Visual arts-related
  2. Pioneer Valley area of western MA (Pioneer Valley is Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties)

Featured Listings! Your event at the top!

Have your listing featured at the top of the listings, the first listing readers see! This top-billing is first-come first-serve, and you may reserve in advance. Prices (per issue): $25 for the top spot, $20 for the second spot, $15 for third spot. See below for details and available dates.

How to Submit a Listing:

NEW! Use the new Submissions form! Or, email submissions to art@valleyartsnewsletter.com, and include the following info below (where applicable), depending on the type of submission. An easy way is to copy the appropriate listing format below, paste into an email, and fill in the details. Or just email your press release!

PLEASE NOTE: listings are NOT ads. To purchase a banner ad, please visit the Advertising page for more information.

Listings formats:

Art Exhibits / Events

  • Name of event/exhibit
  • Artist(s)/Group exhibiting
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Reception Date
  • Location name
  • Hours
  • Address
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

  • Event Name
  • Date(s)
  • Location name
  • Address
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Call to Artists/ Artist Opportunities

  • Sponsoring Group Name
  • Show/Event Name
  • Deadline
  • Submission Fees
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Classes

  • Class Name
  • Class Time
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Fee
  • Organization
  • Location name
  • Address
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Studio / Artist Space Available

  • Location name
  • Date(s) available
  • Address
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Crowdfunding

  • Title of fundraiser
  • Goal
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • City/Town
  • Website
  • Description/info (500 character limit, includes whitespace)
  • Contact
  • One image (attach in jpg format)

Listings policies:

as of Jan 2022

Need a character counter for the 500-character description limit?: Use this easy online counter: wordcounter.net/character-count

Please note that I don't post listings for business services, jobs, or real estate. Please consider purchasing an ad for this purpose. Ads run for four weeks and cost between $20 to $75 depending on size and placement (15% discount for a year-long ad).

Non-visual arts submissions: The newsletter is only visual arts at this time. Film/video art installations are welcome, but non-art films will probably not be listed.

Theater submissions: Theater-related events will be listed if there is a visual art component (e.g. concurrent exhibit, arts fundraiser, etc). There is a local newsletter devoted to theater, Pioneer Valley Theater News, which lists all things theater-related in the valley.

Please don't send a listing as an image only, or flattened PDF. It's too time-consuming to decipher and type out text information contained in an image. This kind of submission will no longer be accepted.

Featured Listing Info:

Email to reserve your spot: art@valleyartsnewsletter.com

Featured Listing dates available:

2024 top spot:

5/28 - 6/3RESERVED
6/4 - 6/10RESERVED
6/11 - 6/17RESERVED
6/18 - 6/24RESERVED
6/25 - 7/1RESERVED
7/2 - 7/8RESERVED
7/9 - 7/15RESERVED
7/16 - 7/22open
7/23 - 7/29RESERVED
7/30 - 8/5RESERVED
8/6 - 8/12RESERVED
8/13 - 8/19RESERVED
8/20 - 8/26RESERVED
8/27 - 9/2RESERVED
9/3 - 9/9RESERVED
9/10 - 9/16RESERVED
9/17 - 9/23RESERVED
9/24 - 9/30RESERVED
10/1 - 10/7RESERVED
10/8 - 10/14RESERVED
10/15 - 10/21RESERVED
10/22 - 10/28RESERVED
10/29 - 11/4RESERVED
11/5 - 11/11RESERVED
11/12 - 11/18open
11/19 - 11/25open
11/26 - 12/2RESERVED
12/3 - 12/9RESERVED
12/10 - 12/16RESERVED
12/17 - 12/23RESERVED
12/24 - 12/30RESERVED
12/31- 1/6open

2024 second spot:

5/28 - 6/3RESERVED
6/4 - 6/10RESERVED
6/11 - 6/17RESERVED
6/18 - 6/24RESERVED
6/25 - 7/1RESERVED
7/2 - 7/8RESERVED
7/9 - 7/15RESERVED
7/16 - 7/22open
7/23 - 7/29open
7/30 - 8/5open
8/6 - 8/12RESERVED
8/13 - 8/19open
8/20 - 8/26open
8/27 - 9/2open
9/3 - 9/9open
9/10 - 9/16open
9/17 - 9/23RESERVED
9/24 - 9/30open
10/1 - 10/7RESERVED
10/8 - 10/14RESERVED
10/15 - 10/21open
10/22 - 10/28open
10/29 - 11/4open
11/5 - 11/11RESERVED
11/12 - 11/18open
11/19 - 11/25open
11/26 - 12/2RESERVED
12/3 - 12/9RESERVED
12/10 - 12/16RESERVED
12/17 - 12/23RESERVED
12/24 - 12/30open
12/31- 1/6open

2024 third spot:

5/28 - 6/3RESERVED
6/4 - 6/10RESERVED
6/11 - 6/17RESERVED
6/18 - 6/24RESERVED
6/25 - 7/1open
7/2 - 7/8open
7/9 - 7/15open
7/16 - 7/22open
7/23 - 7/29open
7/30 - 8/5open
8/6 - 8/12open
8/13 - 8/19open
8/20 - 8/26open
8/27 - 9/2open
9/3 - 9/9open
9/10 - 9/16open
9/17 - 9/23open
9/24 - 9/30open
10/1 - 10/7open
10/8 - 10/14open
10/15 - 10/21open
10/22 - 10/28open
10/29 - 11/4open
11/5 - 11/11RESERVED
11/12 - 11/18open
11/19 - 11/25open
11/26 - 12/2open
12/3 - 12/9open
12/10 - 12/16open
12/17 - 12/23open
12/24 - 12/30open
12/31- 1/6open

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