Cambridge Centre for the Arts celebrates connecting arts and the community for 20 years

Posted on Friday May 21, 2021

The month of May marks an important milestone for the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. As of this month, they are celebrating 20 years of connecting arts and community.

The Cambridge Centre for the Arts came into being because of the commitment and tireless activity of the original members of the Cambridge Arts Guild (along with the drive and vision of Chair Jill Summerhayes), and the significant support and financial contribution of the City of Cambridge, local businesses and members of the community. This partnership between the community and the City resulted in the grand opening of the arts centre in May of 2001. It was the start of the Centre for the Arts playing a central role in the rejuvenation of the arts and cultural life of Cambridge.

The contributions of so many have made the Cambridge Centre for the Arts much more than bricks and mortar. It has become a cultural centre for the city, connecting arts and the community.

In recognition of this anniversary, a list of Arts Centre highlights from over the past two decades has been posted on the Centre for the Arts website. Some of these top highlights include the Art Attic fundraiser, the Artist-in-Residence program, Cookies and Kids theatre, Studio 30, the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts and the beloved bridge knitting project.

Learn more about these and more at