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 […]

Artists and Arts Organizations: Join the Artists Sunday Alliance!

Artists Sunday – a new movement to drive art sales and support the livelihoods of millions of U.S. artists, artisans, and craftspeople – will premiere Sunday, November 29. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. It follows Black Friday and Small […]

Fiction Writing with Author Richard Krawiec coming in November

Part of DCA’s Visiting Artist Series, the writing-intensive, learner-centered course will focus on reading a diverse range of stories, discussion of fictional techniques, and writing and revising a story. Class will include sharing parts of student stories in progress – not for critique, but for positive feedback. Among topics covered will be how to write effective action, […]