Golfers and artists unite for DCA

The 4th Annual Plein Air Golf Tournament and Artist Showcase will be held on June 4, at the Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club, 100 Heron Boulevard in Cambridge. This signature fundraising event for DCA features artists on the course capturing the waterfront views and natural beauty of the grounds, while golfers are promised the same […]

Brown Box Theatre Project comes to DCA Dorchester

Brown Box Theatre founder Kyler Taustin

Save the date, Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to host Brown Box Theatre Project on May 25, for “Broadway Jukebox” in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. Showtime 8 p.m. Kyler Taustin, founder of Brown Box Theatre Project, grew up along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and witnessed firsthand the lack of accessible, […]

Late March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse jam: Maris Wicker, Paul Harrison, Liz Fisher, Randy Welch, Terry White

From gallery to classroom and back again, DCA wraps March in the arts. March 23, “Smooth Melodies with Phil Kirkland” is the featured event for the Gallery Stage. 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for DCA members, $12 general admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Phillip E. Kirkland is a pianist, singer and songwriter who […]

The Guest Artist Gala gears up at DCA

Maris Wicker, with sound tech Dylan Crosby

Preparations are underway for the 11th Annual Guest Artist Gala, to be held in the second floor George B. Todd Performance Hall at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Masquerade.” Guests can count on an entertaining evening of art and music, dining and dancing, […]

Community Arts Grants at DCA

Master chainsaw carver Marty Long, above and one of his creations on the right. He will be doing demonstrations during the National Outdoor Show Friday and Saturday.

In addition to service as a cultural arts center, DCA also serves as the designated county arts council for Dorchester. As such, DCA receives funding from the Maryland State Arts Council to advance the arts in the county and to support arts programming by other nonprofit organizations. Grants are provided through a competitive application process, […]

Save the Dates: March Arts at DCA

Master screen painter John Iampieri

It may still be February, but it’s not too soon to look ahead and save the dates for upcoming March activities. Ready to register? Call DCA at 410-228-7782 or stop by 321 High St. in downtown Cambridge. DCA is offering a new Home-Schooled Students Art Program beginning in March. This series will provide structured art […]

Late winter highlights at DCA

Coffeehouse performers Victoria Tarbutton and Garrett Roe

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce new classes for the late winter session. Registration is open – call 410-228-7782. Highlights include: • Acrylic Portrait Painting / Instructor: Will Dennehy This class is for those who are new to acrylic painting or have been painting for years but perhaps having trouble mixing skin […]

February in the galleries at DCA

The artist in her studio – Susan Dickinson is featured at Dorchester Center for the Arts.

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome four regional artists to the galleries for the next exhibit entitled “Texture, Color and Light: A February Escape.” The featured artists are Susan Dickinson – oil paintings, Irene Chandler – quilts, Sarah Jillard – Fiber Arts, and Barbara Stone – Wearable Art. Susan Dickinson studied art […]

Annual members show winners at DCA

French Bread, by W. Robert Tolley

Dorchester Center for the Arts announces the winning entries in the W. Robert Tolley Memorial Members’ Show. Thank you to all the members who participated in the show this year and made the judging such a challenge! • Best in Show: “Camp Wright Road” by Carol Meers • Best Composition: “People Taking Pictures” by Joseph […]

A New Year for the arts at DCA

Sailwinds Park Visitor Center mural by Michael Rosato, photo courtesy Dorchester Tourism

In the Galleries: The W. Robert Tolley Memorial Members Show, through Jan. 28. For 2018, this annual show is named for the late Bob Tolley, one of the original founders of the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Bob passed away in 2017, but left a legacy that will continue for generations to come. Through his […]