Start the year with a DCA membership

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Studies have shown that cultural centers are an economic driver to surrounding businesses. Local companies like restaurants, hotels and retail stores reap the benefits of art performances, classes and gallery shows, because art participants end up spending additional funds beyond the art activity. This demonstrates the importance of supporting art agencies.

The Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) invites members of the community to begin the year with a DCA membership. A Basic membership is $35 for an individual; $45 for two adults at the same address. Family memberships remain at $45 and include two adults and the minor children at the same address. There is also a Student membership for just $15, available for young people ages 12-20.

Businesses can become a part of the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ community by becoming a Corporate Member. For the $300 Corporate Membership, a business can obtain a membership for four adults, be recognized as a Corporate Member, plus be named as a sponsor for one of the Artist’s Reception Gallery Shows during the year. The business sponsorship of the Reception will be included in all promotion and advertising, including the more than 1,000 postcards distributed prior to the Gallery Show.

Membership provides access to instruction and to purchase tickets to events at discounted rates. Members enjoy gallery shows, theater productions, concerts, workshops and more.

Members also receive the newsletters, class schedules, notices of special events, and are eligible to participate in the annual Members’ Art Show, and the Students’ and Instructors’ Show. Membership dues also afford DCA the ability to bring the arts to the entire community.

For more information, call 410-228-7782 or visit

Tickets Available For Events

DCA would like to remind the community that tickets are now on sale for the Dorchester County Empty Bowls fundraiser, set for Jan. 25. In addition, tickets are also on sale for Godspell performances to be held Jan. 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and Feb. 1.

Seating is limited for all events, so advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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