Literary Series at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts kicks off a four-part literary series on Sunday November 7 with Dana Simson, lifelong environmentalist and author/illustrator. Simson will sign and talk about her book “Come Together: Handbook to Retool for the Future” from 3:00-5:00 pm.  This smart action handbook Published by Green Writers Press is packed with accessible solutions […]

DCA is hiring!

Dorchester Center for the Arts is seeking a part-time Community Arts Coordinator to focus on further developing and extending the organization’s commitment to engaging diverse audiences with its programming and activities, both in-person and online. Applicants should have experience in community engagement, and a collaborative and creative spirit. Extensive arts knowledge is required, prior arts instruction […]

DCA Unveils New Gallery!

A new name was unveiled during the August Second Saturday reception at Dorchester Center for the Arts. The hallway exhibition space will now be known as The Graham and Judith Slaughter Hall Gallery. This gallery is being named after the Slaughters in acknowledgement of a major gift they made to the 50 for 50 DCA […]

DCA Welcomes Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay

DCA is pleased to announce “Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay: Shared Visions” is the featured August exhibition. Founded April 2014, Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay (PAPCB) is focused on capturing the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, painting on waterfront lands, in nature preserves, on working farms, and in towns and […]

Art in the Park – Free Arts Fun for Kids!

This summer Dorchester Center for the Arts is presenting “Art in the Park”, a series of hands-on arts experiences for all ages at parks in Dorchester County. DCA educators and volunteers are traveling with supplies and instructors to several county parks. Activities are held at one park each week, daily from 10:00 a.m. – noon, […]

Youth Art Show Winners Receive Citations

Senator Addie Eckhardt visited Dorchester Center for the Arts to present official citations for the winners in the Young Peoples Art Show, currently in the galleries for May. These young people are students at Dorchester County Public Schools, private schools, or are homeschooled. This exhibition continues through May 29. Visit Thursdays noon-6:00 p.m., Friday and […]

Celebrating Youth at DCA

The month of May features The Young People’s Show in the galleries at DCA. Thanks to all the parents, teachers, and community members who filled the galleries to celebrate the instructors and talented young artists of Dorchester. The exhibit will be up for viewing through May 29. Gallery hours are Thursday noon – 6:00 p.m., […]

New Classes and Workshops for May at DCA

Registration is open for the new May classes and workshops offered by Dorchester Center for the Arts. Selections include: Online: Intro to Pastels with Kelly Tanner. In this four-week class, students will learn the basics of both chalk and oil pastels, including composition, value, color, and technique. Students will be drawing still lifes from direct […]

Learn the Traditional Art of Decoy Carving

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of Master Carver Warren Saunders for a new 10-week session entitled “Decoy Carving for All”. This in-person class will be held at DCA on Fridays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. April 23 through June 25. The class fee is $150.00 for DCA members and $185.00 for […]

New Online Classes for Spring!

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to present several new online classes for Spring. Selections include: Color My World: Explorations in Colored Pencil Art with Stephanie Przybylek This three-part virtual workshop will combine discussion and exercises. Subjects covered will include types and brands of colored pencils, including “student” vs. “artist” brands. Fundamental methods like […]