A Humble Beginning
Hull Artists (“HA”) began 25 years ago, in 1995 when a group of local artists created an Open Studios event to share their art with the public. From this humble start, Hull Artists has grown to nearly 100 members who reside mostly in Hull, but also throughout the region. Hull Artists has always sought to include both fine artists and artisans, creating a unique blend by welcoming both of these artist groups.
Recent Growth and Success
The last five years has seen a tremendous growth, not only in membership, but also in HA’s ability to achieve its mission to “promote locally produced fine art and crafts, and Hull as a seaside arts destination, through exhibits, workshops, partnerships, events, and a year-round gallery for the benefit of artists, visitors and residents of the town and region.”
HA has expanded the public’s access to members’ art through partnerships with local businesses that have included local realtors, hotels, restaurants, and the town hall. A major step forward was the creation of our year-round retail gallery, Gallery Nantasket, that has grown to showcase the creative work of more than one-third of our members. We have expanded our class offerings and sponsor art events throughout the year.
HA’s Open Studios Tour event in July and August remains our signature event and attracts more than 1,000 visitors. It is a highlight of the region’s summer arts calendar.
This past year, Hull Artists played a significant role in helping create Hull’s ArtWalk, through donations, creation of public art, and participation on town committees.
After our first 25 years, we now find ourselves at a critical junction. Our strategic plan consists of ambitious goals to grow our membership of artists and the public, expand community participation through classes and exhibitions, and increase the number of our business partnerships. And to open up a community Center for the Arts.
Support Hull Artists
We invite you to support local arts and help us move towards the future by making a modest tax-deductible donation of $100 (larger gifts are always welcome). Your contribution will make a vital impact on expanding the Arts in Hull.
If you prefer to make your gift offline, please mail a check to: Hull Artists, PO Box 277, Hull, MA 02045
We’re so grateful for your continued support of art in Hull and the local artists’ community.
Hull Artists Board of Directors: Bart, Sandy, Terry, Irwin, Betsy, Leslie, Kim