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Empty Bowls: Benefit Dinner for Food For Free

Help Food For Free fill empty bowls all year round by joining us for our annual Empty Bowls benefit dinner. Food For Free is a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization that improves access to healthy food within the greater Boston community. Our Empty Bowls benefit dinner will feature delicious soups from local restaurants as well as beautiful […]


What’s New: Art Beat

Houghton Library Gets a Facelift Harvard’s Houghton Library celebrated its 75th birthday last year, but new renovation plans will make sure the library doesn’t show its age. The renovation, scheduled for September 2019 to September 2020, will update the library’s research and teaching facilities, grow its exhibition space, and make it more welcoming and accessible, […]


Semi-finalists Chosen in Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest

The city has announced 13 semi-finalists in its Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest, which aims to put art in unoccupied storefronts. The contest, run by the Community Development Department (CDD) and Cambridge Arts, is part of the city’s multi-year retail strategic plan. The CDD will make digital files of the winning art pieces available for property owners to […]


Step Into the World of the Lilypad Mural

Dan Masi spent six months of 2017 living nocturnally, sleeping during the day and painting all night, while creating the three-panel mural at the Lilypad in Inman Square. “It pretty much turned my entire body clock around, so that I was just used to being up at three in the morning, four in the morning,” […]


Joyful Noise Gospel Concert

The Multicultural Arts Center will again produce and present the Joyful Noise Gospel Concert with the Harlem Gospel Concert. For over 30 years, the Multicultural Arts Center has brought people together from all around New England to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This signature community event represents and […]


City Calls for Art Submissions to Adorn Vacant Storefronts

Got art? Cambridge wants to put it in empty buildings. Part of the city’s multi-year retail strategic plan, the Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest aims to both support artists and improve the aesthetic of unoccupied storefronts. The Community Development Department (CDD) is looking for submissions of any medium that can be reproduced via a digital file. […]


Mistletoe Art Fair

A traditional holiday art fair held at Cambridge Center for Adult education featuring local vendors and artists.


2018 Holiday Art Sale

The 2018 Holiday Art Sale features donated artwork by artists that are Member and Friends of the Cambridge Art Association! All artworks will be priced at $100!


Spaceus Turns Vacant Storefront Into Hybrid Artist Space

What is Spaceus? The pop-up that’s set up shop inside a vacant spot in Harvard Square is at once an artist workspace, a storefront, and an event space. Two MIT architecture grad students founded Spaceus in the spring to address both artists’ needs and the city’s empty storefronts. “It was out of a frustration of basically […]


Local Artist Paints the Town with Message of Togetherness

At 6 a.m. on a sunny Saturday earlier this fall, Somerville resident Liz LaManche arrived at the spacious Kendall Plaza, bearing an arsenal of string, chalk, and paint rollers. She began with the chalk, sketching out long straight lines. She enlisted an assistant to act as a human compass, holding one end of a string […]


Violence Against Women Conference

An interdisciplinary conference that will provide a platform for scholars, artists, and community activists to explore the issue of violence against women on a global scale.


Halloween Pumpkin Lettering & Decorating at Albertine Press

Join Amelia & Natasha of We’re Into It for a workshop to decorate pumpkins and learn the basics of fauxligraphy, a style of decorative hand lettering that looks similar to calligraphy, but can be done with any pen. We will focus on how you can turn your handwriting into beautiful, creative lettering and instantly turn your new set of […]