September 26, 2021, heralds the return of the Annual Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase event. Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 2021 event takes place on Sunday, September 26 from noon until 5:00 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. 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.
There will be four stages of music during the event, including jazz with Linda Harris, steel drums with Spark in Da Pan, guitar and vocals with Paul Harrison, a performance by singer-songwriter Kat Parsons, and more – plus dance presentations and street performers along the route. Food vendors will be offering up delectable Eastern Shore cuisine while local restaurants will be open for business. 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 returning to the event year after year, to fill this beautiful waterfront venue with creative and unique artwork for show and sale.
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-6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Second Saturdays until 8:00 p.m. For the latest updates, find us on Facebook!