April 24th: Babar and Friends, a family concert

April 24th at 11:00 am FREE to first 200 registrants. Register HERE The CCA is proud to present our first family concert of 2021! Pianist Dan Rodriguez and soprano Katie O’Reilly will welcome your family virtually with composer Francis Poulenc’s L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, the story of Babar,…

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May 1: The Arthur Bakopolus Quartet LIVE!

May 1 at 7:00 pm The Arthur Bakopolus Quartet LIVE from the CCA Main Stage LINK HERE Arthur Bakopolus, sax; John Arcaro, piano; Tony Sumbury bass; and George Farrell, drums. This concert is offered as a gift to our community by the CCA. Please consider supporting our work by donating…

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April 28: Priti Lathia Art Demo

April 28 at 7:00 pm Click HERE “Techniques to Start a Daily Journal Practice to Generate New Ideas for your Art”. Priti Lathia will be our feature artist in the month of April on the 28th. Her demonstration will cover “Techniques to Start a Daily Journal Practice to Generate New Ideas…

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April 17th: The Jack Soref Trio Live Stream

April 17 at 7:00 pm Live Stream HERE Jack Soref- Guitar, Jameson Stewart – Guitar, Sven Larson – Bass Reaching both forward and back in time, the Jack Soref Trio pays homage to the music of Django Reinhardt while simultaneously enriching the tradition, with many of their own compositions. The chemistry of these…

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April 16th: Diana Stelin, Painting Venice

April 16th at 11:00 am Watch HERE Diana Stelin focuses exclusively on landscapes, on memorable places that one dissolves into by spending more than a passing second snapping a photo. She expertly catches that moment when a viewer allows herself/himself to truly melt into the surroundings, and when borders break…

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REPRISE: CCA in Bloom Virtual Party!

Spring is eternal at the CCA, so just click HERE to join the party again! Come party with us (Virtually) and welcome back our annual CCA in Bloom art and flowers gala! See art interpreted in floral arrangements. Some art will be available for purchase. We will post photos and…

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CCA in Bloom Virtual Exhibition

Opening on April 9 at 7:00 pm on our Chelmsford Arts YouTube channel Congratulations to these artists whose work has been accepted for our exhibit of artwork interpreted by floral designers. Donna Berger, ‘Tilt-a-Whirl’ Michele Bol, ‘Perfume Bottles on the Sill’ Barbara Fletcher, ‘Fire Chameleon’ Heidi Jackson, ‘Moonlight Mantra’ Priti Lathia, ‘Light Snow’ NancyLesofsky,…

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Jan. 9: Carlos Odria Trio – LIVE STREAM

3:00 pm LIVE STREAM Register HERE for code to stream El Rio (2019) (Read Review: https://bit.ly/38GQkp8) Digital Copy ($10) https://carlosodria.bandcamp.com/album/el-rio CD ($15) https://www.carlosodria.com/merch Donations Venmo: https://venmo.com/CarlosOdria  PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/carlosodria The Carlos Odria Trio is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. It delivers an…

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Dec. 5: Joan Watson-Jones

Vocalist Joan Watson-Jones returns to our stage with her first solo show as part of the CCA Stream Series on December 5 at 3:00 pm. Tickets $15 Purchase HERE and you will receive the link to the live performance. JOAN is a singer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, and host and producer of The Jazz…

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Nov. 25th: Martin and Kelly!

7:00 pm LIVE STREAM, Link TBA FREE, but please consider a $15 donation (no amount is too large or small!) to the CCA. Donate HERE Spend Thanksgiving Eve with Martin and Kelly and Help Support the Chelmsford Center for the Arts! The incredibly talented duo of Jilly Martin and Ryan…

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Nov. 21: Make Your Own Holiday Banner

Saturday, November 21, Live at 10:00 AM.  Link to event HERE We are thrilled to be able to offer this VIRTUAL DIY class hosted by Chelmsford’s favorite “Kite Guy”!  This is a project you can work on now or for the new year.   You will learn how to make…

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Nov. 7th: 3rd Annual Concert for the Merrimack

7:30 pm LIVE STREAMED from the CCA Free, but please DONATE HERE to support the MRWC LINK TO CONCERT HERE Saturday, November 7th, join us for the Third Annual Concert for the Merrimack, benefitting the Merrimack River Watershed Council, featuring Jamie Dunphy and True North with special guest Drew Dunphy The CCA is…

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WATCH: Pianist Joseph Turbessi

Here is the concert that was live streamed from our concert hall for you to enjoy at your leisure. Please considering making a donation to support the CCA and the artists who perform here in this difficult times.

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Oct. 26-31: Our gift to CPS

The Chelmsford Center for the Arts is funding and providing FOLLOW YOUR COMPASS to all Chelmsford elementary public schools for a full week.  The CCA is Chelmsford’s public visual and performing arts center and we want to give children an experience we had hoped to provide in person.  We have paid the…

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WOMEN VOTE! NOW through Nov. 30

The Chelmsford Center for the Arts celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with an outdoor exhibit of banners designed by four women artists. Artists Donna Berger, Erica Clifford, Frances Killam, and Trina Teele, responded to the call to graphic artists to design…

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Buy a t-shirt – Support the CCA!

Show your support of Women Vote! and the CCA by purchasing a t-shirt with one (or more!) images from our outdoor exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.  All sales will benefit the Save the CCA campaign.Click HERE to purchase.

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Aug. 9th: Dacey’s Daisy Sneaker Event

The Dacey Zouzas Endowment for the Arts has 23 pair of girls sneakers donated by Puma North America to GIVE AWAY! The shoes are painted with the endowment’s daisy logo by local artist Angelina Tavares of Forty Kicks. The shoes are available in the following sizes and number: Size 7…

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Aug. 9: AB4 CCA Parking Lot Concert

August 9, join us for the second CCA PARKING LOT CONCERT featuring the Artie Bakopolus Quartet. AB4 will present cool jazz on a summer afternoon. The doors open at 5:00 pm and the show will begin at 5:30. Tickets $10 per person for parties of 1-4.  Purchase HERE We have…

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We will survive!

The CCA is Chelmsford’s own public visual and performing arts center. Besides the patrons from all over the Merrimack Valley who attend performances, we are primarily the home to our Resident Arts Organizations: the Chelmsford Art Society, the organization that sponsors the beloved annual 4th of July Art Show; the…

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Celebrate “Glad Day”!

Did you know the second Saturday in June is “Glad Day”? It is a celebration of Pollyanna, the creation of author Eleanor Hodgman Porter of Littleton, NH. Pollyanna is a beloved character of 13 books, beginning in 1913. Pollyanna was positively determined to find the good in every situation and…

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UPDATE CCA policy regarding COVID-19, 4/21/20

UPDATE to CCA Closure Plan, April 21, 2020 The Chelmsford Center for the Arts has been closed now for 40 days. In that time we have seen COVID-19 sweep the world, our nation, and our state. We have been working on a plan to reopen safely for our patrons, our…

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