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 (right below the top 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 $15 to $70 depending on size and placement (10% 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:

2022 top spot:

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

2022 second spot:

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

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