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, April 2018

April 18 at 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!  Featured artists are Kim Moberg and Heather Swanson.

Stealing Rembrandts: The True Story of International Art Theft

Talk and Book Signing with Anthony M. Amore
Sunday, April 29, 2018; Finger foods reception, cash bar, book signing 6:00 pm; Talk 7:00

Every day Anthony Amore goes to work at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, he sees an empty frame on the wall that used to hold Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert, one of 13 paintings stolen from the Gardner on March 18, 1990.  Amore, since 2015, the head of security at the Gardner and its chief theft investigator, has been on the hunt for those paintings, making, as he puts it, the haystack smaller. One day, he vows, he will find the needle. 

5th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala

May 5

Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses!  Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps!  The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey. This year, the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, prompting a fun “mash-up” of the two celebrations.