Detritus show in Turners Falls! Call to Artists: Due April 1

It's the dawn of a new decade, the economy is in trouble & we still have too much garbage. Your art could be part of the solution!

The 2010 Art From Detritus Exhibition will take place at the former Pure Light gallery space and is a juried international art competition for dynamic, inventive and provocative work created from a multitude of materials that would have been discarded if not rescued for artmaking.  More info here


Call to Artists - Producers' Series. Due April 15

Do you love Turners Falls? Have an eye for the unusual or underutilized spaces? Have an idea for a cultural event but have not acted on it?  Would you like to give it a whirl with a little help from us? RiverCulture wants to help you get started.  Producers details here. 

RiverCulture's Themed Months 2010!

Get in on the action and participate in this year's themed months.  If you have an exhibit, event, club, workshop, class, food specialty, product promotion, or anything you think would fit in to one of our themes, we want to include you in the festivities.

Fish - May/June
Footprints - July/August/September
Confluence - October/November/December

All themes can be interpreted in any way that makes sense to you. Please contact Lisa at 413-230-9910 or email

Turners Falls Block Party: August 14!

It's time to start thinking about one of the best downtown summer parties of the year. We are partnering with Powertown Music to book some rockin' bands, while providing a training ground for youth working in the booking industry; we're looking forward to Rachel Teumim's 2010 iteration of the Fabrication fashion show, for which we hear she has started preparing; and the Montague Business Association is rallying its troops to start working on their mouth watering street party menus.  While the Block Party keeps getting more interesting each year, the best part of it for us is getting the chance to see everyone in the community get together and just have fun. If you would like to get involved with this year's planning, please email Lisa at

Bring Your Business Into the Future!

Turners Falls RiverCulture is teaming up with the the Greenfield Business Association, Shelburne Falls Area Business Association and the Montague Business Association to offer workshops emphasizing the importance of social media and cutting edge web technology to help promote local business.
Get the schedule here.

Check the RiverCulture Calendar for weekly listings

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Library Hour every Wednesday at Carnegie Library, 10:15 am

Quizmastah Chad followed by Paddy's Ramblers at the Voo, Wednesday, March 17, Quiznite Quiz followed by Irish roots music, free!

SHAG! aka Rob and Laura! At Burrito Rojo, Thursday March 18, forgotten oldies and easy listening favorites (come on, you know you love 'em!) from the 40s through the  80s, including songs by Frank Sinatra, B.J. Thomas, the Carpenters, Roberta Flack, and more!

The Meaning of Wilderness Thursday, March 18, Environmental historian and philosopher Doug Seale considers Thoreau, Emerson, Muir, G.P. Marsh, T. Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, and others

Richard Chase Group at the Voo Thursday, March 18

Zine Kick-off and Open Mic at the Brick House  Friday, March 19, Come see what the young artists and musicians of Franklin County are up to!

The Miracle Worker at the Shea Theater, March 19, - March 28, Country Players present this classic drama

St. Patty's Caribbean Adventure Friday, March 19, Dance party and more!

Signs of Spring March 20, Celebrate spring at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

Ice Fishing Clinic! March 20

Past Friday Night & Run for your Guns at Burrito Rojo, Saturday,March 20, Punk Rock

Rockit Queer at the Voo Saturday, March 20, THE dance party!
Visit the RiverCulture calendar for more listings.

Turners Falls RiverCulture

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Creating a vibrant and connected community in the Turners Falls area, through innovative partnerships and cultural programming.

Lisa Davol, Cultural Coordinator
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Posted by RiverCulture - March 14, 2010