Arts After Hours Launches New Season

Enjoying the Arts After Hours annual gala Saturday night at the Lynn Museum Saturday night are Corey Jackson, managing director, David Solimine Jr., board member and event chairman, and Jane Kelley, board member.

Arts After Hours held its annual gala Saturday at the Lynn Museum Saturday night to help raise funds for the 2013 season of theater.

Corey Jackson, managing director of Arts After Hours, was pleased with the large turnout at the kickoff event for the new season.

“This is a great event, people downtown supporting the arts and supporting Arts After Hours,” said Jackson.

The guests enjoyed a buffet catered by Old Tyme Italian Restaurant and music by the Shuffle Mode and other performing artists.

Jackson said the non-profit group is working hard to bring people downtown and seek artistic and cultural entertainment in the downtown district.

“We can improve this economy and have a great impact on the city,” said Jackson. “We’re launching our third season and it’s going to be a great season of theater and music.”

Jackson said the group hosts concerts in the Lynn Museum courtyard during the summer and a full season of theater at the Lynn Arts Black Box Theater in Central Square.

“Our productions are all very high quality, professional standards,” said Jackson. “We pay all our actors and musicians. You get a really great product and a great time downtown and that’s what it is all about.”

Art for Hours does fundraising and also receives support from the Lynn Community Development Office and city agencies.

For more information about Arts for Hours, please visit its Web site:

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