Exhibits and Events

Friday Night Live: Coffeehouse Open Mic

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Friday Night Live: Coffeehouse Open Mic

Becka Yockey

DCA’s Final Fridays Open Mic Series  


Come experience this friendly,

supportive atmosphere for acoustic

 musicians, poets, storytellers, and other folkies on

October 27, 2017


7 to 9 p.m. 


Admission is FREE.

Interested in sharing your talent? 

Call DCA at 410-228-7782 and be added to the lineup.

  Slots are usually 10 minutes,

depending on the size of the crowd. 

Order of appearance will be randomly assigned.

Piano available on site.

  Admission is FREE. 

Beverages available for purchase. 



Open Paint at DCA

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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Artful Interest Group 

Join some of our members on Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


No instruction, just bring your own materials and enjoy the

opportunity to gather with

likeminded others.


  FREE, members only.

  This is an ongoing class.

Information call 410-228-7782

Knitting for Everyone – Instructor: Windy Karpavage

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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“Knitting for Everyone”


Instructor: Windy Karpavage 


Beginners as well as more

experienced knitters will create projects

using patterns purchased in the class.

Supply fee varies depending upon project selection, $50 – $200/ project, which are payable to the instructor.

Students can work on one project until completion or select an array of projects. 

No experience is necessary to enroll, and more experienced knitters are also welcome. 

Participation is open to ages 16 through adult.

All supplies are purchased through the instructor to ensure student success. 

 This is an ongoing class.

Wednesday evenings: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees are $75 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members.

  Drop-in fees are $15 for DCA members, and $22 for non-members.

Call to register, 410-228-7782

2017-2018 Community Arts Grant application and guidelines

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants Program.

  These grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council.


                                Deadlines:  May 1, 2017  for programs July 30, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017  and December 1, 2017 for programs Jan. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018.

Supported Arts disciplines include:  dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional & multi-disciplinary arts programming.

Individual grants average $100-$900. 

Application and Guideline forms are available by using the sidebars on the front/main page.  Just click on the appropriate sidebar and open.  You may then print or download to your computer.

Gift Shop at the DCA

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments


StudioWorks Artisans’ Shop

Gifts for special people.


Our shop is full of beautiful works of art for sale.

We have framed paintings, framed

photography, jewelry, knitted pieces, crocheted

beaded cowl scarves, silk scarves, cards,

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books, & many other items. 

All items are created by local or regional artists.

  Stop in to see us during our regular business hours.

  If you are looking for a specific item just give us a call, 410-228-7782. 

We also have gift certificates for gift giving.

Come in and browse at your leisure.

Fiber Art Friday

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Fiber Art Friday


Fiber Art


Every Friday 10:00 am to 12 noon 

Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists. 

From knitting to quilting to

rug hooking – all are welcome! 

This is a FREE class.

  If you need instruction on a fiber project, we have two instructors available.

  Windy Karpavage is skilled in knitting, crochet, crewel, needlepoint, sewing, etc. 

Mary Romans is skilled in crochet. 

Stop by on a Friday and join our group, you will have a great time.

  DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.

Questions call 410-228-7782.

Choptank Writer’s Group

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Important Notice:

Choptank Writer’s Group

meets every Wednesday at DCA from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

New members welcome.  




Voice lessons instructed by Bonnie Forgacs

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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 Instructed by: Bonnie Forgacs

DCA is pleased to welcome Bonnie Forgacs, mezzo soprano and gifted teacher.  Ms. Forgacs has had a distinguished career in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, television, and radio.  Ms. Forgacs is the director of Music of Wye Parish and the Director of the Wye Conservatory of Music.  She developed the Wye Choral Scholars and is now bringing her time and talents to Dorchester.

Vocal instruction in the classical Italian style will be individualized to meet the needs and goals of each student.  Open ages 13-80 !

Classical vocal music, musical theater, technique, and  singing in various languages are a few of the areas that can be explored.

Call DCA for information on signing up with Ms. Forgacs.  410-228-7782

DCA offers rental space for your special events.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

DCA offers rental space for your special events.

Did you know…..  DCA offers rental space for your

special events.

 Please consider our landmark building for your

wedding, anniversary party, reunion, corporate or civic

function, or performance.

We offer a variety of versatile spaces

that can be uniquely configured to meet your needs:

 George B. Todd Performance Hall

Foundation’s Gallery

and several smaller studios.

Contact us for rental rates and further information.  


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