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 fourth 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.

2015 Members Talent Show

Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm

Have a talent? Share it with the your Cotuit Family!
All Members are invited to perform their talent of choice
at this one-of-a-kind event! Not to be missed!

Cotuit Center for the Arts Members’ Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday, December 5

Plan to come and do your holiday shopping.

We will be featuring local artisans who produce fine arts, photography, jewelry, clothing, hand woven items, greeting cards, and home furnishings. There will be door prizes!   

Wine and Music Holiday Singalong 2015

December 16, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

December's Wine & Music features a Holiday singalong featuring our own David Kuehn on piano!  Please join us for what has become a lovely annual tradition.

Key Idea Donations


The Key Idea™ invites Cape Codders and visitors to create a piece of key inspired art and writing that will become part of a large-scale community art exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts in Oct 2015. This multigenerational project explores what is important at different stages of life though the metaphor of a key.  People of all ages can participate by selecting a key, then creating a piece of art with a written explaination of what the key might open, start or do, alternatively what the key might secure or close.  Keys are objects that recall vivid memories and inspire powerful concepts.

Sunday Student Showcase - March 20

Sunday, March 20 at 3:00pm 

The Sunday Music Showcase is a series of free monthly performance events featuring students from across the Cape. This series is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Wellfleet Preservation Hall, who have joined forces to present local student talent in inspiring, artistic locations.