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Travel NEW ENGLAND, November 1, 2013
Paradise City Arts Festival Coming to Marlborough in November by travelNE
-- 'Art lovers may want to mark their calendars for the weekend before Thanksgiving....'
m13travel-ne.pdf (45k)

WWLP Channel 22 News aired live from the Festival • October 13, 2013 (video, updated)
Paradise City Arts Festival begins in Northampton by David McKay
-- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) - Large crowds helped welcome the Paradise City Arts Festival back to Northampton for its 3 day Columbus Day weekend run...'
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local/hampshire/paradise-city-arts-festival-kicks-off-in-northampton

WGGB (ABC40) aired live from the Festival • October 11, 2013 (video)
Paradise City Art Festival at Three County Fairgrounds
-- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Paradise City Art Festival is in town for Columbus day weekend.'
http://www.wggb.com/2013/10/11/paradise-city-art-festival-at-three-county-fairgrounds/

Kitchen Sculpture Radio Podcast aired on both WRSI & WHMP • October 10, 2013
James Kitchen at Days End and at Paradise City by Monte
-- 'One of the Valley's premier sculptors on the human condition and on Paradise City Arts Festival...'
http://wrsi.com/monte/james-kitchen-at-days-end-and-at-paradise-city/

Springfield Republican, MassLive.com • October 9, 2013
Paradise City Arts Festival begins 3-day run on Saturday by Keith O'Connor
-- 'For the past six years, the award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival = which opens its doors on Saturday and runs through Columbus Day - has held a themed 'show-within-a-show' enjoyed by visitors and exhibitors alike.'
http://blog.masslive.com/entertainment/print.html?entry=/2013/10/paradise_city_arts_festival_be_5.html

masslive.com • October 9, 2013
5 Great Reasons to Attend Paradise City Arts Festival by Lee Chambers
-- 'The Paradise City Arts Festival unfolds at the Three County Fairgrounds October 12-14 and offers something for everyone. Whether you're a devotee of the arts or a curious browser, there are exhibits that will delight you....'
c13masslive-fivegreatreasons.pdf (90k)

Bostonglobe.com, Travel: Here, There, and Everywhere • September 28, 2013
ARTS FESTIVAL IN NORTHAMPTON by Necee Regis
-- 'Need plans for Columbus Day weekend? For live jazz, festive dining, arts galore, and more, head to the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton for the Paradise City Arts Festival....'

masslive.com • March 2, 2013
International Women's Day: Northampton's Linda Post helps make art a paradise festival for all by Judith Kelliher
- 'Linda Post gained perspective from what it was like to travel around the country selling her artwork at craft fairs and artisan shows. She saw the good and bad of those venues...'

Craft Report Cover, Feb. 2013 The Crafts Report • February 2013
Paradise City's Marlborough Show Celebrates 15 Years
Show Enters 2013 as one of America's Top 10 Arts and Crafts Fairs
- by Dennis Piotrowski
-- 'Drawing artists from California to Colorado and every state in New England, Paradise City has become a destination for imaginative home furnishings. ...the show is a go-to source for designers and a shopper's paradise for homeowners... 35 booths showing 2-dimensional art and 20 sculptors provided a variety of original art. The event also attracted some of the nation's finest jewelers and designers of wearable art, with custom work a specialty.
craftsreport-feb13-marlboro15th.pdf (1.1mb)

metrowestdailynews.com, November 15, 2012
It's a Paradise City of arts and crafts in Marlborough Nov. 16-18 by Chris Bergeron
-- 'MARLBOROUGH — Where can you support local artisans, get a jump on your holiday shopping and chase away the winter blahs by treating yourself to that special something? Try the Paradise City Arts Festival...'
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The Boston Globe, Magazine section, November 11, 2012
'5 things to do in and around Boston this week'
-- 'Get an early jump on your holiday shopping, or pick up one-of-a-kind trinkets for yourself, at the Paradise City show in Marlborough.'
m12bostonglobe.pdf (250k)

masslive.com, October 4, 2012
Paradise City Arts Festival kicks off 3-day run on Saturday by Keith O'Connor
-- ...'There's fire and heat combined with a fast-paced process,' said Philip Jacobs about his work as a master of the art of hand-blown glass. '

primeontheweb.com, October 2012
Paradise City Arts Festival readies for annual fall show
-- 'NORTHAMPTON - 'It's been called "a Mecca for art lovers," "wild and wonderful" and "the coolest collection of for-sale art around."...'
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WGGB Channel 40 - Springfield, MA, October 6, 2012
Out of the Ordinary at the Paradise City Arts Festival
-- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) –The crowd looks on in amazement, treated to something they've never seen before at Northampton’s Paradise City Arts Festival, live glass blowing.'

Proclamation • City of Northampton, October 2012
American Craft Week, October 5-14
-- The City of Northampton Massachusetts officially recognizes American Craft Week,
Paradise City and the 'creative economy'.
c12nohoproclamation-amercraftwk.pdf, (325k)

The Crafts Report, July 2012
Just Being Practical - Functional Artists Flourish at Paradise City
-- 'Over the years, Jo, Ken and Sam have been participating in Paradise City shows (www.paradisecityarts.com) with great success. They have each developed a loyal following of collectors/buyers who anticipate their new designs...'
craftsreport_insightgained.pdf (450mb)

courant.com, May 22, 2012
Hundreds Expected At Multidimensional Paradise City Arts Festival This Weekend by Susan Dunne
-- 'Two hundred and sixty top-quality artists of all kinds from around the country will descend on Northampton, Mass. on Memorial Day weekend for the Paradise City Arts Festival, one of the country's most prestigious arts markets...'
Read full article at courant.com

Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 24, 2012
Paradise City Arts Festival Returns to Northampton for Memorial Day Weekend by Steve Pfarrer
-- 'Elizabeth Ryan will bring her detailed jewelry there for the first time. Edith Hunsberger will take her luminous paintings to her familiar booth. And Kurt Meyer will return for the first time in years, this time with not just his tiles, boxes and other ornamental wood designs but his new line of handmade furniture...'
s12gazettenet-pcaf28.pdf (190mb)

masslive.com, May 20, 2012
Paradise City Arts Festival takes a walk on the wild side by Keith O'Connor
-- 'It's going to get pretty wild in Northampton this weekend at the three-day Paradise City Arts Festival which kicks off Saturday at the Three County Fairgrounds...'
Read full article on masslive.com

AmericanStyle Cover
AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, February 27, 2012
'AmericanStyle Announces the 2012 Top 10 Arts Festivals, Ranked by Readers'
-- 'Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the eighth time among the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, once again as the #3 art fair in America... 'Paradise City's Marlborough, Massachusetts show has jumped in at the #6 place in 2012... it has been highly acclaimed for its extraordinary quality, selection and diversity by the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and the New York Times.'
e12americanstyle_top10pressrelease.doc (60k)

Festival image, courtesy of rainyday.com
Rainy Day Magazine, October 11, 2011
October 11, 2011 - Paradise City Northampton
-- 'The weather this weekend could not have been more perfect for a road trip. We took full advantage of it and drove 100 miles out to Northampton for the Paradise City Art Festival...'
Read full article on rainydaymagazine.com
(Image courtesy of rainyday.com)

Metrowest Daily News • 30 Local Boston Newspapers, March 17, 2012
Treasures from the Paradise Festival by Chris Bergeron, WickedLocalArts
-- 'Marlborough - Since jobs will be the big issue in the coming elections, here's your chance to support local artisans by treating yourself to a hand-dyed felt hat, stylish wooden eyeglass frames or maybe a sculpted mahogany keepsake box...'
Read full article on wickedlocal.com

Handler Furniture Boston Globe • boston.com, March 15, 2012
Events: the week ahead by Milva Didomizio, Globe Staff
-- 'Wild and wonderful PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL. Both form and function are celebrated at this event featuring 175 national artists... the show offers something for everyone. This year's special exhibit 'Wild Things!' focuses on animals in art and design...'
Read full article on boston.com

Metrowest Daily News • 30 Local Boston Newspapers, November 13, 2011
Paradise City Arts Festival returns to Marlborough Nov. 18-20 by Chris Bergeron, Daily News Staff
-- 'If you want to do something about America's trade deficit, wander through the 175 booths next weekend at Paradise City Arts Festival... For the 14th year, Paradise City Arts Festival will bring its typically wide-ranging selection of fine and functional art to Marlborough.
Read full article on metrowest.com


Paradise City Press Release, October 2011
Google Taps Paradise City Furniture Artist
-- 'Google, the internet powerhouse, has selected the Modernist chairs of a Massachusetts artist to adorn their new corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA.'
m11trebbe-googlecommission.pdf (95k)

Channel 22 News, 'MassAppeal' • October 6, 2011
Paradise City Arts Festival 2011 by Ashley Kohl
-- Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art.'
http://www.wwlp.com/mass-appeal/design/paradise-city-arts-festival-2011

AmericanStyle Magazine, February 2011
'Fairest of Them All' by Jennifer Clary
-- 'The Paradise City Arts Festival aims to show the work of the nation's very best craftsmen and artists. And year after year, AmericanStyle readers agree...'
s11americanstyle_fairestofthemall.pdf (70k)

AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, February 28, 2011
'AmericanStyle Announces Top 10 Arts Festivals, Ranked by Readers'
-- 'Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the seventh time among the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, this year as the #3 art fair in America.'
s11americanstyle_top10pressrelease.doc (40k)

Rainy Day Magazine, December 2010
Rainy Day Destinations (online 'zine)
-- 'With Thanksgiving over, the Holiday shopping season has officially started. We got an early jump when we spent a day at the Paradise City Arts Festival....this festival features works at a level of artistry and craftsmanship much higher than the typical fair...'
Read full article on rainydaymagazine.com

Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 2010
Paradise City Arts Festival Celebrates Food, Glorious Food
by Adrienne Berard, Gazette Contributing Writer
-- '...The Paradise City Arts Festival at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton this weekend offers a crash course in eating-season basics....'
c10gazette.pdf (125k); also online at gazettenet.com

boston.com • Globe-trotting, October 2010
Paradise City Returns to Northampton by Kimberly Sherman
-- 'Paradise City Arts Festival is a nationally recognized show of art, fine crafts, music and food...'
c10boston-com.pdf (40k)

AmericanStyle Cover AmericanStyle Magazine, February 2010
2010 Essential Guide to Fairs and Festivals by Claire Patterson Blome
-- 'Our readers weighed in on their favorite shows in AmericanStyle's sixth annual Top 10 Fairs and Festivals competition, and the results are in...'
Paradise City is #3! • spr10amstyle-top10.pdf (550k)

Press Release: AmericanStyle Magazine, February 24, 2010
Paradise City Arts Festival in 'Top Five for the Sixth Time
-- 'Baltimore, MD -...Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the sixth time among the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, this year as the #3 art fair in America...' americanstyle_top10sprg2010.pdf (50k)

Crafts Report, February 2010
Regional Profile • 'Experimental Creativity' by Linda Post
-- 'This issue highlights the art of jewelry design, and it seemed a natural step to talk with several jewelers, specifically those in the large craft scene of New England...'
craftsreport_feb2010.pdf (480k)

The Boston Globe and boston.com Travel Desk, November 17, 2009
The jewel in the crown of craft shows posted by Kimberly Sherman
-- 'Shoppers beware. Paradise City 'is back in Marlboro, Mass., this weekend...'
globetrotting.pdf (85mb)

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Gazette Logo Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 8, 2009
Out and About in 'Paradise' by Ashley Barry
-- 'Tips for navigating annual arts festival...'
c09outaboutgazette.pdf (220k)

Ken Salem in his woodshop WRSI-FM, October 2009
Radio Interview with Ken Salem with Monte Belmonte
-- 'An interview with Northampton furniture maker Ken Salem' (pictured at right; 5 minutes, 4MB MP3, play below)
copyright © WRSI 2009, used with permission

Boston Globe Magazine, September 2009
Artsiest Foliage Weekend
-- 'New England is famous for its fall color...The best way to take in the vibrant landscape is to seek out a new adventure.'
c09globemagfeature.pdf (520k)

Crafts Report, February 2009
Craft Scene • Paradise City Arts Festival
-- 'Paradise City Arts Festival was founded in 1995 by a painter and fiber artist with ambitious visions...'
sprg09craftscene.pdf (800k)

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The Artful Mind, August 2008
Celebrating Art with Linda and Geoffrey Post by Kerry O'Keefe
-- An interview with Linda and Geoffrey Post about their lives as artists, business owners and administrators of Paradise City, and their life as a couple in the midst of it all.
artfulmind-august2008.pdf (32mb)

Commonwealth Journal Podcast, May 2008
Radio Interview with Linda and Geoffrey Post with Janis Pryor
-- 'Janis Pryor converses with Founding Directors Linda and Geoffrey Post about the history of Paradise City, its philosophy and more...' (15 minutes, 9MB MP3, play below, or right click link to save)

KYW1060 'Philly Scene' Podcast, April 2008
Radio Interview with Linda Post with Karin Phillips
-- 'Friday March 30, KYW community affairs reporter Karin Phillips toured [Paradise City Philadelphia] at the Armory in University City before its opening with show founder Linda Post.' (25MB MP3, play below, or right click link to save)

AmericanStyle, February 2008 Issue
AmericanStyle 2008 Essential Guide to Fairs & Festivals
Paradise, and More...
-- '...Paradise City Arts Festivals have finally broken through to the 2008 top spot. The consistent AmericanStyle reader favorite is known for introducing new, frequently offbeat, artists...' --by Claire Patterson
americanstyle_feature.pdf (16mb, high speed connection recommended)

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AmericanStyle Press Release, December 14, 2007
Paradise City Arts Festivals Climbs to the Top
AmericanStyle Readers Reveal America's Favorite Art Fairs & Festivals
-- 'Baltimore, Md. (December 14, 2007) - After two years in second place, the Paradise City Arts Festivals have earned the top spot in AmericanStyle magazine's 2008 Top 10 Fairs & Festivals readers' poll....' --by Daniel Waldman
amstylenumber1release.pdf (80k)

Paradise City Press Release, July 1, 2007
Good Night and Good Luck!
-- Northampton, MA - July 1, 2007 - Hundreds of Murrow Society members and friends of WGBY, Public Television for western New England, attended the 2nd Annual Paradise City Arts Festival preview event...'
s07pcafinnews.pdf (375k)

CAL thumbnail From Hartford Courant CAL, May 24, 2007
An Arts and Crafts Paradise... 'Paradise' Found by Korky Vann
-- 'Artists and attendees refer to it as an 'elite' craft event. AmericanStyle magazine has named it one of the top five craft shows in the country....'
s07courant-cal.pdf (2.2mb)

From KEY to Philadelphia, March 26, 2007
'Jewel of Craft Shows' Moves to the City by Marc Kaplan
-- 'This is not your typical art show. It is not another gallery opening its doors ........This is a fair - a juried fair of fine and functional art.'
p07keyarticle.pdf (3.2mb)

Paradise City Press Release, February 23, 2007
GSCVB Names 2007 Spotlight Award Recipients
-- 'Pioneer Valley, MA - February 23, 2007 - The Howdy Awards Committee of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) has selected Geoffrey and Linda Post,....'
07gscvbspotlight.pdf (90k)

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Paradise City Press Release, January 25, 2007
'Fresh, Vibrant' Paradise City Tops National Show Ranking Again
-- 'Northampton, MA - January 25, 2007 - Paradise City Arts Festivals received recognition on both the national and regional fronts....'
spr07releasepcafnews.pdf (100k)


From the Boston Globe, November 16 2006
Fine and Finer Art by Denise Taylor, Arts Columnist
-- '....visitors to the Paradise City Arts Festival tend to wander the aisles in awe of the visual banquet before them....'
fall06globepr.pdf (75k)

WGBY Press Release, April 2006
PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVALS ARTWORKS AIR ON WGBY; ONLINE AUCTION OF DONATED ITEMS TO BENEFIT PUBLIC TV STATION by Charley Rose
-- 'Superior handcrafted works by America's top artisans can be seen on WGBY, public television for western New England, beginning Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. when 'WGBY Presents The Paradise City Collection...'
s06wgby.pdf (100k)

Painting: Julia Gilmore Paradise City Press Release, April 2006
Springtime in Paradise Goes 'Tulipmania!'
-- 'Celebrate the Pioneer Valley's Go Dutch! extravaganza with 'Tulipmania!',...'
s06tulipmania.pdf (125k)

Paradise City Press Release, March 2006
Paradise City Artists Donate Original Works for Opening Preview to Benefit Public Television
-- 'Valley Forge, Pennsylvania -- March 15, 2006 -- Paradise City Arts Festivals will open Friday, March 31 with a special Collectors Preview and Silent Art Auction to benefit WLVT-TV 39...'
v06silentauction.pdf (70k)

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American Style Cover Oct 2005 AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, October 2005
AmericanStyle Magazine Readers Name 2005
Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals
by Daniel Waldman
-- 'Baltimore, MD -- October 25, 2005 -- 'AmericanStyle magazine announced the results of its second annual Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals readers' poll today.....
2. Paradise City Arts Festivals...' • 2005top10.pdf (100k)

Springfield Republican article Springfield Republican, October 15, 2005
Dressed Up For a Cause -- 'Guests dressed to the nines Oct. 6 at a black tie/black bra event at the Hotel Northampton. The event was 'Kick Off Your Bra!' and served as a benefit for the Breast Form Fund and a kickoff for the Paradise City Arts Festival. The fund provides uninsured and underinsured women post-mastectomy prostheses and bras...' koyb-repub.pdf (1.7mb, used with permission)

Scenes from a Gala Evening - 'Kick Off Your Bra!'
Flash Slide Show authored by Paradise City
(1.7mb, in popup window, high speed connection recommended)

Yankee Magazine Cover Oct 2005 Yankee Magazine, October 2005
New England's Finest ('New England Today' section) by Lucille Rines
-- 'On Columbus Day weekend, the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts, brings together artists of all kinds to exhibit their work. Here are some of our favorites...'
c05yankee.pdf (450k, used with permission)

WGBY Press Release, June 2005
Paradise City Partnership Raises Over $21,000 for WGBY by Melinda Rose
-- ''Springfield, MA -- Thanks to the generosity of Founding Directors Geoffrey and Linda Post and many Paradise City Arts Festival participating artisans, the festival held May 28, 29 and 30 raised $21,543 to benefit WGBY...' • wgby-pcafpressrelease.pdf (90k)

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10 People to Watch in American Craft The Crafts Report, April 2005
10 People to Watch in American Craft
by Stephen Davis, Bernadette Finnerty and Heather Skelly --
'....TCR wanted to focus on those individuals who show promise of becoming future leaders and pioneers in the industry.... Geoffrey and Linda Post have enjoyed creating, collecting and promoting crafts for 30 years. They are the founding directors of Paradise City Arts Festivals, a venture they began in 1995 ...' • 05apr_craftsreport.pdf (2mb, used with permission)

Crafts Report Press Release, March 8, 2005
10 People to Watch in American Crafts Announced in The Crafts Report Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue by Heather Skelly, Editor
-- 'Wilmington, Del. - The April 2005 issue of The Crafts Report magazine - the business source for craft artists and retailers - [selected Paradise City Directors Linda and Geoffrey Post as among the] 10 People to Watch in American Craft 2005...'
10people-craftsreport.pdf (100k)

Home and Design, March 2005
Looking Ahead section
-- Paradise City Valley Forge listing in this monthly home decorating magazine, a supplement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, includes substantial color images...
v05phillyhomedes.pdf (550k)

Paradise City News Release, March 2005
Paradise City Marlborough Tops The Harris List of the Nation's Best Art & Craft Shows -- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- March 7, 2005 -- Paradise City Marlborough Ranked #1 Fine Art & Craft Show in Massachusetts.'
05harrislist.pdf (80k)

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We're #1 on the East Coast! - American Style Magazine American Style Magazine, October 2004
Festivus Maximus - American Style readers cast their votes for the country's top art fairs and festivals by Karol V. Menzie -- '5. ...Two artists, Linda and Geoffrey Post, founded a festival 10 years ago in Northampton, Mass., as an edgier kind of show to mix the "functional with the fine."...'
amstyle5thpcaf.pdf (5mb)

Crafts Business Magazine, July 2004
Finding an Oasis at Paradise City by Monique Holloway --
'On an unseasonably cold, wintry April weekend in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, those in-the-know could find sanctuary at the second annual Paradise City Arts Festival...'
pcaf-craftsbusiness.pdf (2.5mb)

Business West, October 2003
Making of a Masterpiece by George O'Brien --
'The Paradise City Arts Festival has become a twice-a-year tradition in Northampton drawing 20,000 people from across New England and beyond... But the name Paradise City has also become a successful brand....'
pcaf-businesswest.pdf (2.5mb)

Arts Media, Sept. 2003
Posts Hold Up Paradise by Leon Nigrosh -- 'Paradise City. The name alone conjures visions of beauty filled with wonderful things to taste see and hear....'
pcaf-artsmedia.pdf (12mb)

Valley Business Outlook, June 2003
Paradise City Arts Festival: A Creative Business by Matthew Schenker -- 'Maybe the business world and the art world are not so separate after all...'
pcaf-valleyoutlook.pdf (3.3mb)

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