In-person winter workshops coming to DCA

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts will offer a curated selection of in-person classes and workshops for winter, keeping safety at the forefront with reduced class sizes and mask and distancing requirements. Visit DCA online for complete program catalog. January: “Fun and Funky Furniture with Terri Griffin”. Two-day Workshop Jan. 15 (4–8 p.m.) and […]

DCA Kicks off ‘50 for 50’ Annual Appeal

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts announces the kick-off of the “50 for 50” Annual Appeal, with a goal of $50,000 in honor of the 50th Anniversary. It was spring of 1970 when three local artists and educators – John Bannon, Shirley Brannock, and Bob Tolley – decided that Dorchester County should be served […]

DCA honors presidents at 50th reception

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts recognized several past presidents during the October Second Saturday Reception marking DCAs 50th Anniversary. Senator Addie Eckardt was on hand to present citations from the Governor, the Senate, and the entire Eastern Shore delegation. Additionally, citations from the Governor and from the Senate were presented to Georgie Feldman […]

Spectrum: Study the Mona Lisa and more at DCA

CAMBRIDGE — This November, DCA will continue their Visiting Artist Series with several online classes via the Zoom platform.SoulCollage, taught by North Carolina artist Bridget Pemberton-Smith, ATR-BC, is an intuitive and creative collage making process using simple materials, and participants create a personalized deck of cards with each card representing a part of their personality. […]

DCA welcomes visiting artists for fall session

CAMBRIDGE — Back to school is in the air, and registration for the fall session at Dorchester Center for the Arts will soon be underway. With the ongoing pandemic limiting the number of onsite pro-grams, DCA will offer a full roster of online courses as well. The session will feature a “Visiting Artist Series” with […]

July in the galleries: ‘Women in the World’

CAMBRIDGE — “Women in the World: The Impact of the 19th Amendment,” is the July exhibition in the galleries at DCA. This exhibit was organized by local artist Lori Dever, to reflect the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was signed into law in August 2020 – recognizing women’s right […]

July exhibition at DCA: ‘Women in the World’

CAMBRIDGE — On July 3, Dorchester Center for the Arts will open “Women in the World: The Impact of the 19th Amendment.” Organized by local artist Lori Dever, the exhibit is being presented in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was signed into law in August 1920 […]

Spectrum: DCA will open with John Barth exhibition

On June 6, 2020 Dorchester Center for the Arts will be reopening the downstairs galleries and gift shop from noon-6 p.m. To mark the opening, a new exhibition curated by John Lewis will be on view entitled, “Art from the Southbank: Works inspired by John Barth’s vision of the Eastern Shore.” Acclaimed author and Cambridge […]

DCA is seeking new artists for its gift shop

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce they will soon be reopening with limited hours. This means Studioworks, the onsite artisans’ gift shop, will be opening as well. Studioworks is a hidden jewel in downtown Cambridge. Once inside, visitors will find an intriguing selection of handmade items created by talented artists […]

Preserving Nathan’s local heritage at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts is located at 321 High St., in the historic Nathan’s Furniture Store. This is just one building in the former Nathan complex on High Street. Meyer Nathan, who founded the family business, established his first store in Cambridge in 1880. The original building was a two-and-a-half story Georgian structure that […]