CAMBRIDGE - Sunday, September 26 heralds the return of the Annual Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase event, held from noon until 5 p.m. along historic High Street in downtown Cambridge, all the way to the waterfront. This art walk and street festival is DCA’s way of “Celebrating our Creative Community,” and is a family-friendly free arts event, held rain or shine. DCA will be following all current CDC guidelines for safety during the event.
This juried event displays painting, photography, ceramics, drawing/pastel, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, wood, metal, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and found object; even heritage arts such as blacksmithing. Artists and artisans travel from all over Delmarva, many of them returning to the event year after year, to fill this beautiful waterfront venue with creative and unique artwork for show and sale.
Four stages will fill the day with music, including steel drums with Spark in Da Pan, noon – 1:15 p.m. at the Bay Vanguard Bank Stage; guitar and vocals with Paul Harrison, at the Water Street stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; singer-songwriter Kat Parsons at the Courthouse stage from 1:15–2:30 p.m.; jazz with Linda Harris, 2:30–3:45 p.m. at the Courthouse stage, and more.
A dance presentation with Robin Stanley’s Dancers will take place in front of DCA at 2:00 p.m., and the Eastern Shore Dance Academy will perform at the Courthouse at 4 p.m. Come hungry! Food vendors will be offering up delectable Eastern Shore cuisine while local restaurants will be open for business.
Numerous nonprofit organizations will be on hand as well to share the good work they do in the community, including MidShore Meals Til Monday, Cambridge Woman’s Club, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, Alpha Genesis CDC, Cambridge Power and Sail Squadron, Pets on Wheels, Snip Tuck and more. The generous support of the Nathan Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the staff and volunteers of DCA have helped present this event for over 40 years.
For more information on programs and events at DCA, or current grant opportunities, visit www.dorchesterarts.org, call 410-228-7782, or stop by 321 High Street in Cambridge. DCA is currently open Thursday noon-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Second Saturdays until 8 p.m. For the latest updates, find us on Facebook.