Exhibits and Events

 If you’re interested in showing your artwork or contributing to a gallery show at the Center, please contact Janette Jones, our Visual Arts Coordinator, at mailto:jjones@dorchesterarts.org or at 410.228.7782.  To have artwork considered for display, all artists must follow the Gallery Guidelines.

Empty Bowls Community Dinner

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Empty Bowls Community Dinner

The fourth annual Empty Bowls community dinner to benefit Dorchester County food pantries will be held on Tuesday, May 6, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m at Dorchester Center for the Arts.

Tickets for this event are $12.  Diners will receive a meal of homemade soup, salad, bread and dessert.  The ticket price also allows attendees to take home the bowl in which the soup is served.  This bowl is to serve as a reminder that someone else’s bowl is always empty.

Advance reservations are required.  There will be no tickets sold at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit DCA or call at 410-228-7782

At the Water’s Edge

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At the Water’s Edge

At the Water’s Edge is a group show by ART EAST, an Upper Shore artist roundtable.  The presentations feature watercolor, glass sculptures, photographs, jewelry and much more.



Show dates are Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 26







Artists’ Reception Saturday, April 12, 5:00-7:30

BlueStream at PatuxentART EAST featured artists include Maureen Bannon, Carol Bateman, Deborah Callaway, Amy Cummins, Geraldine Czajkowski, Sue Rena Curtis, Janet DeNapoli, Linda Gillis, Cindy Golding, Dale Hall, Rikk Jacobs, Amy Jacocks, Linda Jakubowski, Rebecca Jones, Stephanie Nadolski, Jeanne Noble, Nancy O’Brien, Peg Papa, Karen Pavlik, Rebecca Placek, Sally Pracus, Priscilla Schneider, Carol Thomas, Georgette Toews, Marcie Wachter, Maureen Wheatley, and Wende Woodham


Our sincere thanks to Upwind Systems LLC for sponsoring this month’s show.

African Safari & Grand Opening

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African Safari & Grand Opening

Dorchester Center for the Arts presents our Guest Artist & Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014!

We will have a champagne toast and ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m.  Our Guest Artist and Official Grand Opening of the second floor Performance Hall will take place 7:00-11:00.

We will feature live music by Second Wind, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live and silent auctions.

Tickets for this event are $65.00 for members and $75.00 for nonmembers.  Please call 410-228-7782 to purchase tickets or for more information.



Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra

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Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra

Come see the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra as it makes its first appearance in Cambridge at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. This performance will feature Kristin Turner, Music Director, soprano Beatrice Gilbert and mandolin soloist David Evans.

You’ll be enchanted by the shimmering strings of this ensemble of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses and classical guitars as they serve up an eclectic mix of music for your enjoyment.  Featured soloists will be soprano Beatrice Gilbert and mandolinist (and former BMO director) David Evans.

Tickets are $15.00 or $12.00 for DCA members.  For more information or to purchase tickets please call 410-228-7782.





Water Moves Us to Paint Great Scenes

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Water Moves Us to Paint Great Scenes

Marking the culmination of a comprehensive planning and creative process, Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) unveiled the county’s new brand marketing campaign “water moves us” to elected officials, businesses and community leaders earlier this month.

To read more about this exciting campaign visit choosedorchester.org



“Working Man’s Ball” on Saturday, January 18th

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“Working Man’s Ball” on Saturday, January 18th

“No sequins, no tuxes and no excuses!” is the refrain for the DorchesterCenter for the Arts  “Working Man’s Ball” set for Saturday, January 18 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Center.

Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their favorite jeans or other comfortable clothes, and will hear Washington, DC musician Pete Baker in concert at the Center.

For more than 25 years, Pete Baker has being playing professionally in bands to include The Poorhouse Rockers and Pete Baker and the Agitators. The last eleven years he’s gone solo and is a favorite in WashingtonD.C., Virginia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and at locations all around Maryland, including OceanCity, St. Michaels and the Baltimore area.

Also a song-writer, he specializes in guitar-oriented early Rock and Roll and has been strongly influenced by The Stray Cats, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, The Beatles and much more.

Pete’s driving, rustic sound can take attendees down memory lane, or get them to the dance floor, providing a great night out that won’t soon be forgotten. Guests enjoyed last year’s performance, so he is back for a return engagement.

Tickets are $15 for DCA members; $20.00 for non-members with appetizers provided by The High Spot included.

A cash bar will be available and the evening will include special prizes, a waterman’s theme and more.

For more information, call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org

“Color in January”

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“Color in January”
Show runs January 6–25
Artists’ Reception

Saturday, January 11
5:30–7:30 pm

Martin Owino’s Batiks


Richard Paul Weiblinger’s Photographs



Jeanne Bosse Hechmer's Fiber Art

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Call for Entry: 2014 Members’ Show and Sale

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Call for Entry: 2014 Members’ Show and Sale

One entry will be accepted per person.

Please fill out the entry form and return it to the Dorchester Center for the Arts with your work on or before 5 p.m. Monday, January 27.

Be sure your work is clearly labeled with your name, the title of the piece, the medium, and the price. Awards will be presented for Best in Show,
Best Depiction of Dorchester County, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.

Members Show Application 2014

Dorchester Drama Guild presents of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

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Dorchester Drama Guild presents of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”


Seats are available for the Dorchester Drama Guild’s presentation of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the DorchesterCenter for the Arts (DCA).

Audience participation is welcome at this family friendly event.

Tickets are $3.00 for children, $5.00 for adults and light refreshments are included.

Cast members include: (l-r front) Becky Swerida as Hermie, Trevor Goodwin as Rudolph, Mickey Love, Troy Hill as Sam the Snowman, (center) Becca Webb, Ira Nelson, (back) Beth Anne Langrell, Dean Goodwin as Yukon Cornelius, and Jason Williams as Santa. (Not pictured: Tina Murray.)

Assassination in Hollywood, Nov 22 & 23

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Assassination in Hollywood, Nov 22 & 23

An improvisational murder mystery featuring an all-star community cast!

Come solve the mystery and catch a killer at this audience participation “whodunnit”.

The Dorchester Drama Guild, a program of DCA is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming murder mystery presentation, “Assassination in Hollywood.” The interactive performances will be presented on Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.


The cast of “Assassination in Hollywood” will perform this weekend at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Pictured are: Tina Murray as Ivy Fields; Ashley Chroniger as Sonya; Anna Chroniger as Hilda Sinclair; Nicole Millette as Jan O’Grady; Becky Swerida as Zena; Brian Rawleigh as Detective Thursday; Patrick Fanning as Nigel Le Funk; Maureen Curtin as Lady Elizabeth Salsworth; Ira Nelson as Humphrey Caine; and Sharon Gilroy as Denise “Precious” Devine.)

Tickets $10 for DCA members; $12 non-members.
Charge tickets by phone using Visa, Master Card or Discover, by calling 410-228-7782.