Meet the Hilltown Arts Alliance
The Hilltown Arts Alliance was founded in 2009 by a group of hilltown artists themselves, in an effort to encourage cross-pollination and interaction among creatives across the various hilltowns. Area artists and makers continue to run the nonprofit organization today.
We seek to connect, support, and encourage Hilltown artists -
connecting with other artists and getting feedback and exposure.
We organize year-round lectures, musical events, and art shows. Members organize classes in figure drawing, watercolors, basket weaving, and plein air painting. We have also recently set up an association with the Hilltown Community Development Corporation to aid in our mission of promoting the arts in the Hilltowns. We have an annual rotation of art exhibits at their headquarters in Chesterfield, with talks by the artists being an essential part of our programming.
Are you a Hilltown artist who wants to be part of a community of artists? Then please join the Hilltown Arts Alliance.
The 2022 Hilltown Open Studio Tour is taking place this year on October 1 & 2. If you are an artist interested in participating in the 2022 Tour, there are two options. You could apply to be an artist host for the Tour weekend, opening your studio. contact us and we’ll send you an application. There is a fee of $75 to participate.
If that doesn’t work for you, consider a 2-hour Artist Presentation. This could be a talk about your work or a demonstration sometime during the Tour weekend. There is no fee to be a presenter.
We will be looking for volunteers to help during the Tour, either by assisting visitors at the tour hub or by assisting participating artists. Let us know if you can help.
Not an Artist but love the arts?
Patrons of the arts are the people who allow art and making to become a viable livelihood! If you love to appreciate creative work but are not a maker yourself, you can still support the artists and efforts of the HAA! All donations go directly towards the costs of creative programming and events in your local community, and are tax deductible. Contributors donating any amount up to $250 will also be listed in a thank-you page on our website.
Community sponsors are key in our mission to go the extra mile for Hilltown artists. Sponsoring HAA with a gift of $250 to $2500 dollars gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are enriching the lives of artists and enthusiasts in your home community, and in gratitude we will place your company name and logo in a special section of the homepage on our website. The name and logo are also included in other press and promotional materials for our events.