About RiverCulture

RiverCulture is a partnership of leaders from the Arts and business communities, committed to enhancing and promoting cultural programming in Montague. RiverCulture is the proud recipient of the 2011-12 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award for Creative Community. Given every two years by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Commonwealth Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions that arts and culture make to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state.

Our mission is to:

  • Foster art and culture in Montague;
  • Enhances the quality of life in our community;
  • Work with a diverse group of community, political, educational, and business leaders to support the creative economy;
  • Establish art and culture as a highly visible element of our identity;
  • Establish an environment that attracts new businesses, residents and visitors to Montague;
  • Develop live-work, retail and studio space throughout Montague.

RiverCulture accomplishes this by:

  • Hosting and promoting cultural events;
  • Spearheading cooperative marketing efforts;
  • Branding and presenting our area’s best cultural resources to the public;
  • Maintaining a website as a central resource for event information;
  • Serving as a forum for partners to convene around shared topics;
  • Providing coordination of the Turners Falls Cultural District;
  • Producing printed materials promoting the resources of Montague;
  • Participating in the town’s economic development initiatives;
  • Analyzing the various impacts of cultural events on our community.

How are we Funded?

RiverCulture is funded by The Town of Montague,  local businesses, grants, and in-kind donations.

RiverCulture Steering Committee:
Eileen Dowd (Chair)
Rachel Teumim
Lilith Wolinsky
Tammy Ketcham
Kristi Bodin

Questions? Contact:

Suzanne LoManto
Assistant Planner
Director of RiverCulture
Montague Town Hall
1 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Or email riverculture@montague-ma.gov.