Post Oil City: The History of the Urban Future

An Exhibition of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/

Institute for Cultural Relations with support from Goethe Institut Boston

September 1- October 31, 2013
Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

 

At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of  development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account.

The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the Urban Future,” presents innovative projects in ...

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Holyoke Youth Find Inspiration in City Hall Stained Glass

Gateway City Arts (GCA) in collaboration with the Holyoke Restoration Guild, VK Restoration and Holyoke Boys and Girls Club is currently running an apprenticeship program focused on the applied Arts of historic restoration. 

Weekly, a handful of students from the Holyoke Boys & Girls club gather at GCA to work on projects that range from basic house painting, faux finishing and marbling to wood graining, stencil design, gold ...

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Innovation District Task Force annual meeting held

An annual meeting of the Innovation District Task Force was held on October 17 at Gateway City Arts. Deemed as “the best example of cooperative project implementation happening in the state” by EOHED Secretary Greg Bialecki, the Task Force meeting featured an update on the progress of the Innovation-Based Economic Development Strategy for Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley, which was released one year ago in 2011. The strategy was developed to maximize the economic benefits of the Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Restoration Lecture

Sponsored by the Holyoke Restoration Guild – this Saturday, October 20th from 11am-12pm, at Gateway City Arts (92 Race Street) Mr. Roberto Rosa will be presenting a 40-60 minute slideshow on the care, maintenance and conservation of stained glass windows.  Mr. Rosa’s experience in the restoration field and his studies in art began in Rome where he lived for twelve years.  He joined Serpentino Stained Glass in Needham, MA in 1988 – making it his goal to specialize ...

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Envision Depot Square kicks off with event October 13

With passenger rail service returning to Holyoke, The UMASS Architecture and Design Program is kicking off four community organized events to provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about what that means for economic and community development in their neighborhood.  A Pop-up Block Party will be held on Saturday October 13th, 2012 from 4pm-9pm at the corners of Main and Dwight Streets as a kick off event. The next three events will each cover a different topic relating ...

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Holyoke Redrawing Its Economic Map

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) praised Holyoke for its efforts and innovative approaches for economic development.

The MTC  follows Holyoke’s economic development efforts in what it called ‘A Compelling Story’ in a recent newsletter to its stakeholders. The statewide organization highlighted local successes in innovation, creative economy, energy, manufacturing, technology and others. Click here to see the entire feature.

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