Just Announced! Issue 5 will be Friday, October 20 2017!

Stay tuned for more details on this very special anniversary issue

Live Art Magazine is Northampton’s only art and music magazine created for the stage. It’s a one-night-only, pop-up performance of contemporary art, music, dance, poetry, and prose. Recording, filming and photography are not allowed! Live Art happens once for the people in the room. Our drawing team illustrates each act, live, creating the only documentation of the night. 

Watch and listen as local and regional artists, musicians, writers, dancers, risk-takers and other creatives reveal unseen new work and works-in-progress. The evening unfolds within the structure of a magazine. Each issue engages the audience with a selection of readings (poetry, fiction, essay), performances (music, dance, theater), photography, and film. A series of short pieces begin the evening, and set a rolling pace. Longer features follow and dig deeper. The final works bring closure and prep us to hit local establishments with fellow art community members.

Get a sneak peek of what Live Art is all about on  NEPR’s “Live Art Magazine” podcast highlighting some of our past performers:


ISSUE 1 premiered on November 1 2013. The lineup included poet James Tate, Gary Bernice & the Springfield Sci-Tech Band, artist Wendy Woodson, Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theatre, photographer Eric Gottesman, local bands Bella’s Bartok and Potty Mouth, writer Nell Lake and many, many more. See the complete line up here.

ISSUE 2 was held on October 24 2014

ISSUE 3 was held on October 23 2o15

ISSUE 4 was held on October 21 2016