Dorchester Showcase set for September 24
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.
Visitors look at local art along High Street during the 2015 Dorchester Showcase in Cambridge.