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Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

Read the 2016 news release.

Friday June 17, 4-11:30 p.m.
Pixel Project PosterEach year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts presents to the community a variety of works by Cambridge and Cambridge-connected artists. The exhibition focuses on juried works in the visual, literary and performance arts and, within these, a wide variety of styles and genres.

Admission to the event is free. However, we invite a selection of Cambridge restaurants to demonstrate their specialties by providing various foods and beverages for nominal costs.

See this year's lineup:

2016 Family Performance Stage
2016 Literary Artists
2016 Visual Artists
2016 Performing Artists
2016 Food and Beverage Vendors

The Pixel Project
An exciting launch at this year's festival is The Pixel Project, a participatory, multi-artist project that will
pop up at several festivals in Cambridge throughout the summer. Participants are invited to stop by the Pixel Project art tent at summer events and join in the painting. At the end of the summer, all the individual paintings will be put together into one giant pixel painting. The Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts is the Pixel Project's first pop up location.

About the CMCA
The CMCA started some 13 years ago as a small art display program hosted out of the School of Architecture facility. Since then, and since moving the location in 2008 to the new city hall (and the square and streets surrounding it), the event has grown both in the variety of arts and artists featured and through the addition of extra art-related elements.

Currently, in addition to showcasing the juried works of both youth and adult artists, the Celebration joins with a small number of differing partners to provide some special art experiences for our audiences. For the last few years we have also included several child and family-centred activities which start in the late afternoon.

Questions or concerns? Email or contact Lisa at (519) 740-4681 ext. 4277

Cambridge Mayors Celebration of the Arts 2015 Committee Members include:

Sharron Chandler, Chair

Angela Brayham, Coordinator of Volunteers

Sandra Sydor, Gallery Representative

Rosalyn McKay, Sponsorship Coordinator

Sanjeev Rajput, Promotions/Social Media Coordinator

Sharon Boyd, Art Attic Representative

Lee Anne Johnston, Literary Arts Coordinator

Kristine Dearlove, Food/Beverage Coordinator

Tania Hanscom, Visual Arts Coordinator

Les Kadar, Performing Arts Coordinator

Clair Meacher, Site Coordinator

Lisa Freund, Recreation Coordinator

Interested in Volunteering?

The Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts is looking for volunteers on June 17 from 4:00 to 11:30 p.m. Volunteers get a free t-shirt, snacks in the green room and everyone gets time "off" to experience the festival.

Volunteer positions include but are not limited to:
  • Art-Hanging help
  • Set-up/Tear-down
  • Stage managers
  • Stage runners
  • Entrance greeters
  • Galleries Exhibition attendants
  • Green Room/Volunteer Headquarters attendants

CMCA volunteer position details

For more information, and to apply, contact

For photos of the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts in year's past visit the
Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Photo Gallery

Related Documents

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
2016 Jurors Document outlining names and information on the Jurors selected for the 2016 Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts 2016-01-21 PDF 16Kb