Kite Festival held at Sailwinds Park East

CAMBRIDGE — The Annual Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park East, next to the Visitor’s Center on the banks of the Choptank River, took place on Sunday afternoon. With cool temperatures, sunny skies and a steady breeze, the weather was just about perfect for the event. Families brought out many young children to fly their own […]

Donors needed for Christmas parade

CAMBRIDGE — It’s only about a month to go before the 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade, and, “We still need donors to pull off our event,” a statement from organizers said last week. This year’s theme is “Christmas Past & Present.” The event, held on the first Saturday of December each year, is brought […]

Gallery of gifts opens at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts welcomes the traditional holiday show and sale “Wednesday Morning Artists and Friends Gallery of Gifts” in the galleries for November and December, inspired by the theme “Water Moves Us.” This seasonal favorite features an extensive selection of handcrafted items from local and regional artists, perfect for thoughtful gift-giving. A variety […]

Grant Opportunities at DCA

The Dorchester Center for the Arts serves as the designated county arts council for Dorchester. Twice a year funding received from the State is granted to nonprofit organizations in Dorchester for arts activities and events through DCA’s Community Arts Grants program. These funds, allocated by the Maryland State Arts Council, are intended to encourage arts […]

Water/Ways exhibit opens at DCA

CAMBRIDGE — The ribbon was cut Friday on the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The traveling display is one of only six in the state, and features local contributions. The exhibit highlights the area’s deep ties to water in its history, culture and commerce. Among the displays are items from […]

Summer-flowering bulbs to lift in fall

For those gardeners who don’t have enough to do at this time of year, for those who would dearly love to spend more hours outdoors, no matter how chilly or wet the weather, check to see if you have any summer-blooming bulbs in the ground that should be dug up and stored inside for the […]

Water/Ways coming to Cambridge Oct. 19 through Nov. 30

CAMBRIDGE — Explore our global and local connections to water through exhibits, hands-on experiences, and a range of local events this fall! The Smithsonian has selected Cambridge to host a major exhibit called Water/Ways, Oct. 19-Nov. 30 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts (second floor). Water/Ways looks at water as an environmental necessity and […]

Chesapeake Film Festival open Oct. 3

Where better to start off an evening of local environmental films than at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center hosted by four of the Chesapeake Bay’s biggest advocates: Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. The reception on Oct. 4 is part of the Chesapeake Film Festival and precedes the premiere […]

43rd Showcase celebrates creativity

The 43rd Annual Showcase event on Sept. 22 was a true celebration of our creative community. Thanks to Showcase manager Tina Johnson, outgoing Education and Program Coordinator for DCA. Benjie Manley, incoming Coordinator, greatly assisted with the event as well. Thanks to all the participating vendors, volunteers, performers and visitors who made the day shine! […]

Spectrum: Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit

It’s time to prepare for the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ Annual Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition. Entry forms are due on Sept. 22 and are available at DCA or for download at www.dorchesterarts.org. The show opens Oct. 5, and entries may be dropped off Oct. 2 and 3 between noon and 8 […]