Special Events

Each year there are several signature special events including the annual Poetry and Chili Festival, Entertainment Tonight!, our monthly Wine and Music Wednesday gatherings, the monthly Salon of Shorts, 2nd Wednesday Theater and the annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball.  


Salon of Shorts

Ongoing: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the third Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Sturgis East & West Arts Festival

April 28

The first Annual COMBINED Sturgis East & West Arts Festival! Come celebrate the artistry of our friends from the Sturgis Charter Schools.

Set on the grounds of Cotuit Center for the Arts (Black Box, Main Stage, Art Gallery, Studio and Lawn).

Stealing Rembrandts: The True Story of International Art Theft

Talk and Book Signing with Anthony M. Amore

A Special Event to Benefit Tales of Cape Cod and the Restoration of the Colonial Courthouse

Sunday, April 29, 2018; Finger foods reception, cash bar, book signing 6:00 pm; Talk 7:00

Unbound: A Pop-Up Uncensored Interactive Arts Experiment for High School Students of Cape Cod

May 3

High school students will take over Cotuit Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 PM, for “Unbound,” a pop-up experiment celebrating student activism, voice, and vision. Students are invited to share poetry, music, theater, visual arts, dance, storytelling, and performance art. All forms of free expression are welcome and encouraged.

No preregistration is required, and admission is free for both performers and audience members. All are welcome to attend.

5th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala: Cinco de Derby!

May 5

Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses!  Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps!  The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey. This year, the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, prompting a fun “mash-up” of the two celebrations.

This event will sell out, so please pre-order your tickets in advance to ensure that you get into the hottest Cinco de Derby party on the Cape!


Cotuit Center for the Arts Annual Meeting 2018

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 AT 5:00 PM