Gallery A3 is a cooperative, contemporary fine art gallery in downtown Amherst, Massachusetts. Its members include painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists. You can find us in the Amherst Cinema complex along with Amherst Coffee, GoBerry Yogurt and the new Osteria Vespa restaurant.

Gallery A3 was founded in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  A group of local artists believed art to be essential to the health and healing of a community, and began the gallery as a place to share ideas and artistic support. Since that time, the gallery has been home to over sixty artists.

Gallery A3‘s opening receptions take place in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk, a focus in Amherst's cultural life. The gallery also offers salons and artist forums for the benefit of the public as well as to promote interaction among the artists themselves. 

Gallery events are always free and open to the public.


Contemporary artists working in all media are welcome to apply. The gallery has an average membership of 15-20 artists, and full- and half-time memberships are available. Applications are reviewed once a month by the gallery members; call the gallery for dates and drop-off times. Jurying is competitive, so artists are encouraged to submit images that show their best work and their current development.  

You can get more information here, or you can stop by the gallery to talk to a member and pick up a paper copy.  

Contact: 413-256-4250; gallerya3@gmail.com

Application and instructions.


Gallery A3 strives to enliven and enrich our community by offering exhibits with public openings and open forums and other cultural events. It established and actively participates in the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus and supports regional artists with an annual open juried show. It serves its own membership with conversations and programs that bring established professional and newly-emerged artists together. By doing so, it promotes artistic development and encourages the creation and exhibition of exciting, new contemporary art work.

Above right: Evelyn Pye exhibit; photograph, Eric Broudy

Above left: Homage to Art, Keith Hollingworth; photograph, Marianne Connolly

Directly above: Larry Smith exhibit; photograph, Marianne Connolly