The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a nonprofit 501-3c entity created to provide a variety of cultural opportunities for local artists and residents of Hopkinton and surrounding communities. It will be a local home and hub for the creation and enjoyment of culture and the arts.
The HCA will respond to the growing demand for local artistic and cultural opportunities, without requiring a trip to Boston, Worcester, Providence or other MetroWest areas. What makes the HCA’s concept unique is its broad-based aim to offer a large variety of art disciplines for a wide age range – offering “something for everyone” that will enhance the local quality of life.
The mission of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts is to provide a variety of artistic and cultural opportunities for artists, residents and organizations in Hopkinton and surrounding communities. The HCA will foster the development and support for exceptional visual and performing arts events and education for the Metrowest community. The proposed expanded facilities will allow for not only a performance space for theater, music and dance but also an art gallery and lecture series space.
The HCA facilities will include a theater, art gallery, art and music classrooms and meeting spaces where the community can connect through the arts; a place where creativity flows and cultural opportunities abound. The facilities will allow individuals and organizations to collaborate, create and present quality visual and performing arts, arts education, and events. Just imagine…. The Center will be a site for a variety of high quality offerings for all ages. Workshops and classes … Lectures … Children’s plays … The popular USO Show … Art exhibits by local artists … A site for performers of all kinds….
The HCA complex is being developed at the historic 2-acre farm parcel at 98 Hayden Rowe Streetin Hopkinton, which the Town has set aside for cultural use. The parcel includes a 100+ year old dairy barn, farmhouse, grain silo, garage, and two “outer buildings”. The three-phased project includes: renovating the farmhouse, renovating the barn, building a theater and reviving the property. This project is being funded by private donors, fellow citizens, and contributions from the town’s Community Preservation fund. In this way we can strengthen our local quality of life without burden to the tax payers or ultimately to the HCA, which will begin its existence with no liabilities (an advantageous position for a new organization.)