October 11, 2022 by Mona Pohl for the Hingham Downtown Association
The entirety of downtown Hingham will become an eclectic gallery when The Hingham Downtown Association (HDA) holds its annual Arts Walk on Sunday, October 23, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. The talent of over 75 artists will be displayed throughout Downtown, spanning from Hingham Square, Hingham Center and lower North Street, toward the harbor on Water and Station Streets. Fine art painting, illustration, photography, jewelry, mixed media, wood, decorative, and youth arts will be exhibited and offered for purchase in shops, historic locations and on sidewalks (weather permitting).
One of the unique aspects of the Hingham Arts Walk is the opportunity to watch different artists immersed in their work. Strolling through town, the joy and intricacies of the artistic process can be observed as plein air painters translate scenes of the day on canvas. There will also be a variety of performance art. The streets will come alive with dance ranging from hip hop, ballet and Irish step -- a result of the partnership between The Hingham Arts Alliance and the Hingham Unity Council and their first-time collaboration with the HDA. Theatre arts will be brought center stage in the community when the Hingham High School Drama department showcases highlights from their upcoming debut of The Music Man and other school performances. The captivating drumbeats of South Shore Conservatory percussionist Ed Sorrentino will round out the day. There will also be children’s art activities and the Kids Craft Market.
“The arts are a meeting place for all people and we are thrilled to bring the breadth of work and extraordinary talent of local artists to Downtown for everyone to discover and enjoy,” said Lynn Barclay, executive director of the Hingham Downtown Association. “The backdrop of our beautiful and historical town provides a refreshing and inspiring way to view art and actually meet the individuals who create such captivating pieces. When you gain an understanding of the motivation and ability behind a painting, photograph, piece of pottery or jewelry, it makes it even more special.”
The HDA will also provide entertainment from the band Take Out on the tunnel cap from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Morrell’s Food Truck will be on location throughout the event.
The Hingham Arts Walk is generously supported by the Hingham Cultural Council and Linden Ponds.
For more information visit: http://www.discoverhingham.com./ or follow the HDA on Instagram @hinghamdowntown and Facebook @downtownhingham