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.

Wine & Music Wednesday, Feb 2017

February 15, 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. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door. Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

January's featured artist is Gary Girouard.

Winter Vacation Magic!

February 21 

Magic, Mystery, and Fun for the whole Family!

Warm up with some Vacation Magic with Rich Archer and Company. Thrill to the Floating Kid Illusion, Houdini Escape Trunk, and some brand new magic! Adults sit back in amazement as the Kid's help with spectacular magic onstage. Returning in an encore performance is Ab the Magic Bunny! Join in the fun! 

17th Annual Poetry and Chili Fest

March 11

Beat the winter blues with an evening of great chili and cornbread, talented local poets, ice cold Cape Cod Beer, frosty Margaritas, and DJ Keith Lemire spinning hot tunes all night long. The evening begins with the Chili and Cornbread Contest from 6 to 7 PM. Samples of an eclectic array of chili and cornbread recipes are included in the price of admission. Contestants are invited to bring enough chili and/or cornbread for 150 or more small tastings. Cooks must register in advance, and must read the USDA’s guidelines on Cooking for Groups. Cooks are encouraged to provide chili toppings, such as cheese, guacamole, and sour cream, and to decorate their stations. Prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, Best Cornbread, and Best Decorated Station. Acclaimed Cape Cod poet Christine Ernst leads the Poetry portion of the event, which begins about 7 PM, followed by music and dancing.

Wine & Music Wednesday, March 2017

March 15, 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. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door. Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

March's featured artist is Kim Moberg.