Coming Events:

HCA Meeting Pizza Party/Potluck @ Community Oven

 Saturday, June 4, 5 PM (Rain date: June 5)

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For questions, please contact: Hartlandarts1@gmail.com (Hartlandarts1 null@null gmail NULL.com)

Our Mission Statement

Hartland Community Arts believes that the arts enrich and vitalize the community. We are a local organization that enjoys a long-standing tradition of cultivating and nurturing artistic expression. Our mission is to sustain and broaden this tradition. We accomplish this by promoting local artists, encouraging youth to become involved in the arts, and sponsoring artistic events of all kinds.

Dear Hartland Community Arts members,

As many of you may already know, we lost two stalwarts of the Hartland music community during the past weekend — Patty Talbot and Ginny Dow.

They each played a significant role in HCA.  Below are tributes to each of them, written separately by two of the HCA Board members. 

Ginny Dow

Ginny passed away last Saturday evening, surrounded by her family. Many of you likely carry fond memories with Ginny as our incredibly skilled, long-time Community Chorus and HCA show accompanist. Ginny was gracious, humble, kind, good-natured, and a wonderful human being. It is hard to put into words all that Ginny shared with us through music over the years. While we are grateful for her long life, we will miss her dearly, and think of her often. Though our dear Ginny is no longer with us earth-side, her spirit will always be present through Hartland’s music community.

(Written by Rebecca Wood)

Patty Talbot

Patty left her family and her dog Bruno on Saturday night. Patty took over the Community Chorus co-directorship with Rebecca Wood after the retirement of Clydene Trachier and Richard Waddell. For nearly a decade, she brought so many gifts to the Community Chorus, backed by her many years of experience as a music teacher and a choir director at the First Universalist Society of Hartland. The Covid pandemic prevented us from singing in the Community Chorus for two years. We never imagined that Patty would not be conducting us again. Patty always brought her bright smiles wherever she went. She exuded a joyful spirit through music and her interactions with us. We hope to carry in us something about her spirit, while deeply mourning her abrupt departure. 

(Written by Chiho Kaneko) — posted on March 3, 2022

More about us:

Hartland Community Arts (HCA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to create and sustain an interest in the arts by sponsoring concerts and arts related events for the enjoyment of the general public.

HCA sponsors scholarships for Hartland youths wishing to attend arts related classes, workshops or camps. We also assist in the funding of a transportation program to provide students of the Hartland Elementary School to attend cultural events.


None of us on the current Board participated years ago when HCA mounted its legendary variety shows. Some of us learned only recently, that HCA fundraised for the original stage lights, the grand piano, the curtains, and the projector screen, and that it mobilized volunteers to paint the interior walls of Damon Hall. What we do know is that today Hartland is a town with a lot of community spirit, thanks to the activities of many community groups, such as HCA. We are working to ensure that Hartland will continue to enjoy the community theater into the future by purchasing additional theatrical lights, and this fundraiser surely will help us achieve that goal. The arts may not fill potholes, but who knows what they may fill?

Thank you for supporting the project, and thank you for supporting the Hartland community.