NCA in the News

Where Hull Artists compiles what is published about our future art center

The following news items are listed from present to past

Patriot Ledger 1/18/2021

One step closer: Hull Artists match grant to build Nantasket Art Center

HULL – Hull Artists are one step closer to a new arts venue thanks to a $1,466 donation from the Social Service League of Cohasset, a local philanthropic organization.

With the donation, the Hull Artists group, a non-profit, has met its fundraising goal of $22,000 to obtain a matching grant awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  “We can now begin the next step in making our dream of the Nantasket Center for the Arts a reality,” said Bart Blumberg, president of Hull Artists.

The money will go toward converting the long-vacant Department of Conservation and recreation police barracks at 213 Nantasket Ave., into a regional arts center. It allowed the group to move forward with hiring a firm, Fort Point Consulting, to complete a feasibility study to look at what will be involved in the renovation of the state-owned building. The study will begin in February.

Stefenie Thieleman, a board member for the Social Service League of Cohasset, called the project “ambitious and exciting.”  “It will benefit residents of all ages and is consistent with our mission of assisting local programs that support more inclusive and vibrant communities,” said Thieleman.

Hull Artists is a regional group of about 90 artists and was founded in 1995. The organization works to bring artists together and showcase their work around town.

Other donations came from more than 200 individuals and local businesses, Rockland Trust, South Shore Bank, the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce, helping the group to reach its fundraising goal in eight months.  “It is so gratifying to enjoy the support of local organizations as well as the strong backing of our members and the public,” Blumberg said.  

The plan for the center will be to provide a wide range of arts programming and services including: space for art and performance classes for adults, teens and children; after-school arts and culture programs for local youth; a workspace for artists; retail gallery space displaying the work of local artists; and a community meeting space.nt

The barracks, built in the 1930s, served as a police station for the State Police and then the Department of Conservation and Recreation Police until 1992 and has been vacant since. It is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and maintained through the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

“It will be a true community resource, providing a range of art, cultural and recreational activities for all to enjoy,” said Irwin Nesoff board member of Hull Artists and chairman of the fundraising committee.

Hull Times 1/14/2021

Jack Conway Realty and The Hull Chamber of Commerce gave Hull Artists the two checks that move us much closer to our dream of creating the NCA. Below is an article from the Conway Newsletter and a photo of Adrienne Muir, President of the Chamber, handing over the check to Bart Blumberg, president of Hull Artists.

10/30/2020 Hull Times

NCA has a new Billboard!

A digital billboard about Nantasket Center for the Arts was jut put up on Route 3 north toward Boston just after exit 15.  The advertising space was created and donated by John Mahoney of Out Front Media, for which we are very thankful for his support. 
The images are by HA members Susan Hagstrom (photo) and Judith Green (painting)

Boston Globe 10/11/2020

Hull Times Article October 8, 2020

June 11,2020 Hull times

Patriot Ledger May 2020

12/26/2019 Hull Times