Showcase 2022!

Save the date! Sunday September 25, 2022, heralds the return of the Annual Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase event. The event takes place from noon until 5:00 p.m. along historic High Street in downtown Cambridge, all the way to the waterfront. This art walk and street festival is DCA’s way of “Celebrating our Creative […]

Jazzy Valentine’s Concert

Second Saturday February 12:  “Songs of Love and Happiness” with musicians Linda Harris, Felipe Paccagnella, and Chuck Ferrell. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 per person and may be purchased online at www.dorchesterarts.org. Proceeds benefit Dorchester Center for the Arts and The Harriet Tubman Museum. Linda is a singer and songwriter who […]

2021 Future for the Arts Appeal

We believe art is essential, and we know you do, too. When you watch children create, even adults, their emotions find form where language may not. Sadness, exhilaration, fear, happiness; all make their way in healthy release to the easel, the page, the clay, the stage. Art makes this happen. We saw it unfold week […]

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 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 […]