June 3 & 4

1 - 9pm, parade starts at 7pm

Double Edge’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair explores how active participation defines the intersection of art, culture and democracy. Grown directly from the theatre’s questions about the roots of identity, the Town Spectacle extends this search to include the whole community through a kaleidoscope of history, art, and spectacle. This performance will not take place in a theatre—the territories of the town will be the stage map—and the ensemble will be joined by all walks of the Ashfield, Hilltown, and western MA community.

The event is free and open to the public, and spectators will be free to wander from venue to venue, with a map and schedule provided upon entry. The Spectacle will run from 3pm-9pm both days, culminating in a large parade/procession down Main Street at 7 pm, leading to a finale at the Ashfield Lake.

Words from Founder & Artistic Director Stacy Klein on the Town Spectacle

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Mass Humanities Foundation, The Community Foundation of Western Mass, The USDA, Elmer's Store, and The Ashfield Lake House.

In addition, this program is supported in part by grants from the Conway, Heath, Shelburne, Colrain, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Rowe, Plainfield, Goshen, Cummington, Shutesbury, Deerfield, Ashfield, and Springfield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.