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 […]

Public Art Opportunity – Downtown Gateway & Welcome Mural

Attention area artists! Cambridge Community Arts Foundation, Inc. is requesting proposals from experienced area artists for a mural opportunity that will serve as a place-making “gateway and welcome” mural for Historic Downtown Cambridge. This mural project will be considered a permanent art installation with an expected minimum lifespan of 25 years. The site is on […]

Art Blooms in March at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts welcomes The Dorchester Garden Club for “Art Blooms”, an exhibition in the front gallery for March. As a complement to “Nature and Beyond”, the Petra Bernstein exhibition in the main gallery, several designers from the club have created floral interpretations inspired by the work of Ms. Bernstein. Visitors may pick […]

Tidewater Camera Club Exhibition Winners

The results are in for the winning entries of the Tidewater Camera Club exhibition at DCA. Judging for the exhibition was done by Sahm Dougherty-Sefton, who was the first woman photographer on the masthead of Time magazine, where she remained for more than 25 years. Currently she resides in St. Michaels. Judging was based on […]

“Dorchester Cares: A Tapestry for Change”

“Dorchester Cares: A Tapestry for Change” wraps up this month with two hands-on sessions.  DCA invites all ages to stop in Friday February 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. or Saturday February 27 from noon – 2:00 p.m. Write a personal message for hope and change on ribbon or fabric and then weave it into the tapestry. […]

DCA Partners with Oolite Arts in Miami

Dorchester Center for the Arts is partnering with Oolite Arts for a new January class “Introduction to Painting: Portrait”, to be taught in both English and Spanish, with painter Pablo Contrisciani. Pablo earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting, at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has […]

Community Arts Grants

Grants are available for nonprofit organizations that focus on arts and culture or promote arts-based activities. These grants range from $250.00 to $1,000.00. The Community Arts Grants program is an effort of the Dorchester Center for the Arts, (DCA) as the designated county Arts Council, to support and expand arts programming throughout the county. These […]