A.P.E. operates out of two distinct spaces and locations. Our main public gallery, offices, and library are located at 126 Main Street in downtown Northampton, a five story building owned by Window LLC. Our other space, the Workroom, is also in downtown Northampton, at 33 Hawley Street, owned by the Northampton Community Arts Trust, where three arts organizations program out of distinct spaces.
A.P.E.’s street-level gallery space, with large storefront windows, is approximately 2,000 square feet. The space is used for visual arts, performance, readings, music, projects and community special events. The space is equipped with 50 chairs, a flexible lighting grid 14 ft ceilings, two (wheel-chair accessible) bathrooms, and an abundance of natural light.
The second floor houses A.P.E.'s offices and Library.
A.P.E. has renovated the top floor of the building to work as a new space for 'The After School', a creative resource learning center directed by Anne Woodhull. Programs began in the Fall of 2009. Connected to the After School is a large open studio space for special projects and workshops, and the roof above supports a recently installed 4.5 KW photovoltaic array.
The floor below street level is open office space, currently leased to local designers. This space is designed to create a collaborative office environment with several different work areas sharing administrative and technical services. For more information and availability, contact A.P.E.
A.P.E. does not rent out its spaces for corporate or private events.
The Workroom is currently under renovation until the end of 2023.
Conceived as a space for the exploration and creation of new work as well as a performance and exhibition venue,
A.P.E.'s 3,800 square-foot WORKROOM accommodates a wide array of projects, supporting the current and next-generation of artists. Housed within the Northampton Community Arts Trust's local arts complex, 33 HAWLEY, The Workroom offers the community a space of unique size and flexibility in which to experience and encounter creative work. As one of three building partner arts organizations at 33 Hawley, A.P.E. stewards the Workroom and is working with the Arts Trust on design and fundraising efforts during the current phase of renovation.
Please direct all technical and space-related questions to Kathy Couch at A.P.E.