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The Massachusetts Int’l Festival of the Arts (MIFA) has presented great art since 1994 with artists like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa Redgrave, Hal Holbrook, Eddie Palmieri, William Kentridge and London’s Globe Theatre along with wonderful Massachusetts artists and institutions.

To date MIFA has presented 379 events with 2,511 artists from 59 international and national companies including 29 company debuts in America and 16 world premieres. Since 2005 MIFA has sponsored and helped present Holyoke based events such as Enchanted Circle Theater, Celebrate Holyoke, Latin Jazz Festival, the Annual Great Holyoke Brick Race. To date, sponsoring 98 Holyoke based community events.



MIFA’s mission is to present the finest examples of contemporary practice in the performing, visual and literary arts for the purposes of educating, entertaining and enriching lives. MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.

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