Community Celebrates with Hingham Arts Alliance at Second Annual pARTy

Fred Astaire dancers entertain the attendees of Hingham Arts Alliance’s Second Annual pARTy for the Arts on Saturday night.

March 27, 2024 – Submitted by Hingham Arts Alliance, photos by Dawn Ryan

The rain did not dampen the party spirit Saturday night as arts supporters came together at the community center for the Hingham Arts Alliance second annual pARTy for the Arts. Guests shed their raincoats and dripping umbrellas at the door and joined their friends and neighbors for a night of celebration, conversation, and fundraising, all to support the arts and arts initiatives in the Hingham schools and wider community.

The cocktails and mocktails were flowing as guests noshed on lite bites from Felicia’s Catering and delicious desserts donated by Victoria Donnelly, local baker and owner of the new Knead Bakery and Bistro in Scituate. The photo booth, complete with arts-inspired props, was a hit, as was a return performance by the much-loved Fred Astaire dancers. Some guests even braved the dance floor to learn a line dance from the professional instructors.

The night’s silent auction was a success again this year and featured artwork from several of our acclaimed local artists including Christina Eckerson, Lisa Daria Kennedy, Jaynia Matherwiez, Page Pearson Railsback, and Robin Ross. Other arts-focused items up for bid included framed gallery prints by local photographers Sarah Dasco and Joshua Ross, custom commissions from Lauri Prins and Emma Angel, and a statement coastal art piece designed specifically for the event by Hingham Artist Deanna Shickel.

Hingham Arts Alliance, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, launched in April 2022 as an arts booster organization with the mission of enhancing support, advocacy, and awareness for the arts in the Hingham schools and community. Over the past year, HAA has helped fund numerous arts initiatives and events including the new Arts Pathway Program at Hingham High School, professional guest performances for the middle and elementary schools, and the community-focused Hingham Arts Walk. HAA also awards scholarships to Hingham High School graduates involved in the arts. The organization continues to highlight local artists, arts events, and arts-focused businesses on all its platforms. 

HAA is entirely run by volunteers and counts on community involvement, both through donations and volunteer time, to advance its mission. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more about HAA, you can visit them online at


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