North Adams Joins O+ Lineup

The inaugural O+ North Adams festival of art, music, and wellness will take place May 10 and 11, 2019 in the heart of the city on Main Street. Participating visual artists and musicians will receive complimentary health and wellness care from art-loving volunteer providers in an Artists’ Clinic that will be installed in MASS MoCA.

Main Street in North Adams’ downtown is where several annual festivals and community events occur. There will be a kick-off show on the evening of May 10 followed by a wellness exposition, various art, and music events and more on May 11.

Spearheading the initiative includes Jessica Sweeney, festival director; Nico Dery, music director; and Ashley Strazzinski, art director. Berkshire Health Systems has joined as the lead sponsor and will provide healthcare providers for the Artists’ Clinic.

Those interested in volunteering for the inaugural community celebration should reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Bri Rousseau at brousseau@opositivefestival.org.

North Adams is the second city in Massachusetts to join the O+ lineup. O+ Haverhill was celebrated May 6, 2017. O+ Festivals have previously taken place in Kingston, Poughkeepsie and The Bronx in New York, as well as San Francisco, Petaluma, Calif., and Chicago.

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