Over the last 15 years, thousands of people have come through the doors of Cotuit Center for the Arts and experienced an art center unlike anything else.
Offering a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions, The Center has established itself as a great place to celebrate the arts.
Founded in 1993 and incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1995, Cotuit Center for the Arts has an excellent history of producing and presenting innovative, quality works that encourage individual artistic development and exploration. The Center also strives to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the creative process by facilitating communication among artists and between artists and the public.
Since opening a new facility in May of 2004, Cotuit Center for the Arts has produced or presented over 50 art exhibitions featuring over 500 visual artists, more than 40 concerts, and 20 full length theatrical productions.
Additionally, Cotuit Center for the Arts has been offering year-round classes and workshops in the visual and performing arts through the years.
Highlights at the center include Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and Cape Cod Opera performances, the Waterflow and Outsider Art exhibitions, the annual Chili and Poetry Festival and the Art & Souls haunted Halloween Masquerade Ball, and the plays such as the Ideal Husband, Enchanted April and the award winning Underneath the Lintel.
Community organizations that have used the facility include the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Foundation and the MSPCA.
In 2005-2006 the garage (“Art Studio”) was renovated to better serve the growing enrollment of Cotuit Center for the Arts’ educational programs.
Over the years, Cotuit Center for the Arts has continued to develop and expand its constituency of supporters gaining a Cape-wide audience while maintaining its commitment to artistic innovation and exploration and expanding its ability to produce cross discipline events that affect and educate our audiences.