Crossroads Cultural District Committee
The Crossroads Cultural District Committee's work includes:
- Applying for grants through the Mass Cultural Council.
- Soliciting applications for grant funding for projects within the District.
- Marketing the District.
The committee operates under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 10, Section 58A.
The committee usually meets on the first Thursday of the month via Zoom. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas and Zoom links.
|CROSSROADS CULTURAL DISTRICT COMMITTEE|
|Ten seats / Project duration|
|Caitlin von Schmidt, chair||Project duration|
|Ellie Mandell, secretary||Project duration|
|Steven Goldsher||Project duration|
|Gretchen Green||Project duration|
|Stephen Hussey||Project duration|
|Rachael Katz||Project duration|
|Christy Moore||Project duration|
|Charlotte Treiber||Project duration|
|Jackson Williams||Project duration|
|Staff contact: Christian LaPlante / 413-772-1548, ext. 4||324 Main St. second floor, Greenfield, MA 01301|
Launched in 2011 by an act of the state legislature, Cultural Districts designated by the Mass Cultural Council drive economic growth, strengthen our distinctive local character, and improve the quality of life of families across Massachusetts. By supporting arts, humanities, and science organizations, Cultural Districts attract tourists and entrepreneurs, which in turn help communities foster their cultural sector and expand their tax base. And that benefits everyone.
Do you like journeying off the beaten path and discovering new delights in unexpected places? Visit the Crossroads Cultural District and find something cool and different in every corner; Greenfield proves the adage that great things come in small packages. Come enjoy the completeness of a quirky, small, old-fashioned, full-service New England town that’s enjoying a blossoming of arts, music, history, and culture as more and more artists of all stripes discover this easily-accessible yet hidden Western Mass treasure.
Located right off the junction of Route 2 and I91, with the Mohawk Trail (2A) and scenic Routes 5 & 10 running directly through it, the Crossroads Cultural District in Greenfield is aptly named. Originally the crossroads of the Boston-Albany and Montreal-New York travel ways in the 18th and 19th centuries, Greenfield is now the perfect spot for skiiers, cyclists, and leaf-peepers to stop for a spell, and for its residents to spend time enjoying what the City has to offer.
Enjoy myriad dining options in a half-mile stretch featuring food from all over the world as well as our own Connecticut River Valley. Shop for books, records, handcrafted gifts, clothing, jewelry, toys and more. Breath in the fresh air at one of three downtown public gathering spaces: the Common, Veterans Mall, or Energy Park, where you can also catch a free summertime concert in the bandshell. Check out all the murals, sculptures, banners, and other public art as you stroll down Main Street on your way to the Greenfield Gallery to check out a new show or purchase locally-made crafts. Take in a first-run movie on one of seven screens at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas. After dinner enjoy a beverage at one of the welcoming bars and taverns or head out to hear every kind of music under the sun at the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center or 10 Forward. Come for events such as the Farmers' Market, the BeeFest, the Coop Concert series, and the Franklin County Fair Parade.
From a painted parking meter to a mural that covers the side of a building, from a single busker to a world-renowned band, there’s always something to find in the Crossroads Cultural District.