The Cambridge Art Association exists to serve the community by showcasing the work of member artists as well as established and emerging artists from New England and across the country. In addition to an extensive exhibition schedule, the Association presents presents an ongoing Feedback Forum series; monthly Demos; and an annual Portfolio Review Day. We selectively undertake collaborations that will benefit our members while enriching the larger community.
Always at the front of my mind is how to carry out our mission – to build a vibrant community through visual art, connecting individuals and facilitating dialogue among art lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
We carry out our mission in many ways – through exhibits, artist talks, gatherings like Feedback Forum, and by presenting our members’ work in nontraditional spaces. We cannot expect that every person who loves art has the luxury of time to visit art galleries and museums. And, so, we are committed to bringing work into spaces where the viewing public has access to incredible art while they go about their daily lives.
Given this commitment, you can imagine my excitement when Whole Foods invited us to present local artwork in one of their Cambridge stores. Now, when you visit the Whole Foods on River Street, in Cambridge, instead of store advertisements, you will find artwork by four CAA artists in their café area. In addition to providing public space for local artists, Whole Foods is committed to giving back to CAA by sponsoring a series of public artist receptions.
Several other local partners help us to connect art with the community, including Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Massachusetts Avenue, in Cambridge; Darwin’s LTD café on Cambridge Street; and Trinity Property Management in Harvard Square.
If you also believe that art is for all, and belongs in more community spaces, I ask you to make a gift to the CAA today. Your gift will allow us to create a larger network of nontraditional spaces committed to presenting local artists, and will allow us to connect more deeply with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
We are already 54% of the way to meeting our Fall 2017 goal of raising $40,000 by December 31. We need your help to fulfill that goal. Please give generously, and join me in celebrating the vibrant community that is your Cambridge Art Association.
Norma Jean Calderwood Director
Cambridge Art Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization (04-2382611). Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation TODAY by completing the form below or send a check to:
Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Thank you to our 2016-2017 Donors