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Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Boston Marathon

Photo by Seth Kane

It all starts here.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is proud of its connection to the Boston Marathon. The 2018 Boston Marathon is Monday, April 16. Each year it starts in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and the HCA hosts hundreds of runners as they await their starting times in the morning.


Heart, Courage, and Sweat: The Kids' Marathon Show

Clara Vanguri, age 7, From Start to Finish

While the runners prepare, they'll have the chance to view an art exhibit created in their honor at the HCA Lotvin Family Gallery. Heart, Courage, Sweat features the artwork of students in grades K through 12. It showcases their perception of the spirit of the Boston Marathon.

In particular, we asked the student artists, "What inspires you?" The public is invited to come and see the results at the opening reception Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. There is plenty of free parking at the fully accessible Lotvin Gallery, HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinon, MA. The exhibit will run through May 3.

HCA Insider newsletter and images

Also noteworthy, read HCA Co-Director Kris Waldman's thoughts on the connection of art and sports in the HCA Insider newsletter. This premiere edition honors Hopkinton, the runners, and the artists, while giving you deeper access to what makes the HCA tick. Would you like to see your photos/artwork in future issues? Please email your best Marathon photos with your name and description to us


Boston Marathon Runners to support HCA

Natalia Carmago

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is proud to have local and out-of-state runners participating on behalf of the HCA. Our team of eight runners aims to raise $50K. This will suppport programs, events, and class scholarships. Please click here.


Thanks to the entire HCA Marathon team

Thank you to the 2018 team and all their supporters. HCA team members include Joy Donohue (pictured) of Hopkinton, MA, Girish Cherkady of Hopkinton, MA, Emma Howe of Boston, MA, father and son team Austin and Mark Burke of Boston, MA and Sammamish, WA, Natalia Camargo of Holliston, MA, Sarah Poling of Nashua, NH, Ashley Garcia of Chestnut Hill, MA, and Starr Davis of Hollywood, CA.


Joy Donohue 

Girish Cherkady

 Emma Howe (Daughter of art instructor Cathy Howe)