Adams Incubator to Host Artist Meetup on July 10
ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Incubator will host an artist meet-up from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, allowing local artists to come together to talk and network.
The event is being organized jointly by Adams Theater, Common Folk Artist Collective, the Rapoza Center for the Arts and the Adams Arts Advisory Board. Robin Rapoza, executive director of the Rapoza Center, said the event should provide an informal space for local artists to get to know each other.
"We wanted a more social event for people. Especially since the pandemic, not a lot of people have been out," Rapoza said.
The gathering is open to artists of all mediums and styles. Katherine Haig, the Adams liaison for Common Folk, said she encourages non-traditional artists to stop by the event.
"There are a lot of artists who don't necessarily think of themselves as artists," she said.
The group plans to host several meet-ups at the Incubator during the summer. Rapoza said this is the second artist meetup they have attempted, after nearly 30 people came to last month's event.
"It was more than we expected. That was great to see," Rapoza said. "We keep it casual, and it's a good chance to network. And there's a lot of new people who've moved here in the last few years."
Haig said she hopes for more events and activities in downtown Adams. She said events like the artist meetup could help draw people to the area.
"I've been [with Common Folk] seven years, so I'm trying to bring some of that energy here ... I'd love to see more down-street events, like the Adams Street Fair, but also down in North Adams, there's First Fridays. I'd like to see that happen here, too."