Cottage Street Cultural District
Located in the Pioneer Valley and at the base of Mount Tom, the Cottage Street Cultural District known for its “down-to-earth funkiness” has an eclectic array of quaint shops, galleries, and bustling night-life all set in the back-drop of a diverse arts scene.
Enjoy a Sunday brunch and a movie with views of the Nashawannuck pond at Popcorn Noir
, a cinema and restaurant that serves up more than movies and cocktails including theater and live music.
Next door is Platterpus, too
, open for close to thirty years of business, it’s known for being what a “record store used to be”.
Bibliophiles and collectors head to White Square Books and Fine Art
replete with carefully selected first editions and reasonably priced books.
Just steps away is New England Felting Supply
, the only retail store that caters specifically to felt makers with a year-round educational program. The store occupies a 1920's vaudeville theater where, now hundreds of colorful wools are stacked from the floor to the balcony.
may be one of the few venues that serves-up live bluegrass, local beers and a wide-array of guitar strings and vintage instruments.
Experience the dynamic monthly Art Walk Easthampto
n on every Second Saturday where Easthampton boasts a vibrant array of exhibitions, performers, and musicians.
Visit Open Studios twice a year hosted by over 60 working artists in Cottage Street Studios
who are located at the hub of the city in a renovated mill building.
Events that happen throughout the year including Art Walk and the Nash Gallery
’s Plein Air Paint Out make Easthampton’s Cottage Street Cultural District a premiere artistic destination. No outing in the Cottage Street Cultural District is complete without a tasty scoop from the ever-popular Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream and Candy Store.
photo credits starting top left: Tom Doherty, Burns Maxey, Kristin Angel, Kathy LaCroix, Jim Ingram, John Polak