XFest 2014: Improvised music, movement and visuals.
February 21-23 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
XFest 2014 moves to Western MA.
119 Gallery is bigger than it looks. Each year we host nearly 500 artists and over 2500 visitors. In addition to promoting new and established local artists and performers, we have hosted artists from as far away as Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. XFest is 119 Gallery's biggest annual event.
Since it began in Lowell in 2009, XFest has developed into an event for attendees from greater Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and the whole of New England. This year's move to Holyoke allows us to include more New England performers, in particular those from the active, new music scene in the Pioneer Valley. In addition, XFest 2014's Holyoke location is readily accessible to attendees from Montreal, Western New York, and Pennsylvania.
119 Gallery is growing to be more regional in scope. We look forward showcasing artists from the entire state, across New England and the Northeast. We are partnering with the Open Field Initiative in order to bring our programming - exhibitions and events - to a larger, regional audience.
XFest 2014 is produced by Walter Wright of 119 Gallery and Jen Gelineau from the Open Field Initiative, and supported by all our friends, benefactors, and the artists; as well as the Holyoke Local Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.