Dorch­ester Show­case set for Septem­ber 24

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL - By VIC­TO­RIA WINGATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

CAM­BRIDGE — The an­nual Dorch­ester Show­case, hosted by the Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts, is set for Sun­day, Sept. 24, in down­town Cam­bridge, stretch­ing down High Street from DCA to the water­front.

Over a dozen new ven­dors this year, in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, will be join­ing re­turn­ing fa­vorites. This free, fam­ily-friendly art walk and street fes­ti­val runs from noon to 5 p.m., and fea­tures some of the area’s finest artists and ar­ti­sans.

Guests will en­joy art and crafts to in­clude jew­elry, pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ings, fiber art, metal work, home decor and more — plus ar­ti­san demos, live mu­sic, Eastern Shore cui­sine, mar­itime her­itage, and com­mu­nity booths.

The Dorch­ester Show­case is gen­er­ously sup­ported by the Nathan Foun­da­tion and the Mary­land State Arts Coun­cil.

Skip­jack Nathan of Dorch­ester will be of­fer­ing free rides dur­ing the event.

Per­for­mances across three stages will run through­out the af­ter­noon. The 1880 Stage will see singer/song­writer Paul Har­ri­son from 12 to 1 p.m. and clas­si­cal gui­tarist Vic­to­ria Tar­but­ton from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Shelby Clen­daniel’s fourpiece band Be­fore Your Time will per­form on the Front Porch Stage from 1 to 2 p.m. The Mid Shore Com­mu­nity band will per­form on the Court­house Stage from 2 to 3 p.m., fol­lowed by a per­for­mance of the Eastern Shore Dance Academy at 3:30 p.m.

Re­turn­ing ar­ti­sans in­clude Don Bart­ley, re­pur­posed wood; Grover Cantwell, orig­i­nals and prints; Zakiya Chik­wendu, wire jew­elry; Joan De­vaney, glass jew­elry; Jim Duffy and Jill Ja­suta, photos and books; Joyce Fritz-Ritz and Elissa Crouch, wire wrapped jew­elry; Wanda Gor­man, gourds; Vic­to­ria Hotz, beaded jew­elry; Phil Lam­bert, sea glass pen­dants; Su­san Lan­deck, jew­elry; Bar­bara Prevento and Tammy Miller, beaded jew­elry; Joy Stan­i­forth and Bill Bur­nette, metal, fiber arts, and pho­tog­ra­phy; Su­san Tay­lor, hand­wo­ven bas­kets; Mary Lou Trout­man, paint­ings and prints; Marie Villa, jew­elry; and Val Witkowski, oil paint­ings.

For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams and events at DCA, call 410-228-7782, stop by Tues­day through Sun­day at 321 High Street in Cam­bridge, or visit online at dorch­ester­arts.org.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Vis­i­tors look at lo­cal art along High Street dur­ing the 2015 Dorch­ester Show­case in Cam­bridge.

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