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.

The Great Eat-Out-All-Year Giveaway!

Cotuit Center for the Arts' Fundraising Raffle!

You could win one of three huge gift certificate packages worth $1500, $1000 or $500 to dine at Cape Cod’s best restaurants and fine-food emporiums!

Wine & Music Wednesday, April 2017

April 19 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!  April's featured artist is Gregg Sullivan.

Sunday Student Showcase

Sunday, April 23 at 2:00pm 

The Sunday Music Showcase is a series of free monthly performance events featuring students from across the Cape. This series is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Wellfleet Preservation Hall, who have joined forces to present local student talent in inspiring, artistic locations.


Unbound 2017: a Pop-up Uncensored Interactive Arts Experience
Friday, May 5, 2017  6 – 9:30pm
Free admission

Unbound is an interactive pop-up arts experience designed to be participatory and uncensored. A featured event in the grass-roots ArtSpring Cape Cod “Freedom of Expression” festival,  key components of the evening include a pop-up art installation by Jackie Reeves, a space for all artists to hang  work during the event, a community chalkboard, a community performance of the groundbreaking minimalist musical work “In C” by Terry Riley, a facilitated discussion of the relationship between artist and audience, a performance by the Fat Ass Cancer Bitch, and a performance of Résonnance by the dance collective “The Sound She Makes.”

4th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala

May 6

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! 

Nancy Witter: Hot Flash Laughs Presents “Who’s Better Than Us?”

May 12

Nancy Witter’s new show “Who’s Better Than Us?” is full of wit, wisdom, comedy and inspiration. A must see Mother’s Day event! Nancy is a nationally renowned and award winning stand-up comedian, an NYU Certified Life Coach, and author of the book “Who’s Better Than Me? A Guide to Living Happily Ever After”. Nancy artfully employs her comedic skills and her life coaching expertise to deliver an important message for all women. She encourages her audience to give themselves credit for all they do; to build each other up, because we are stronger in our friendships and camaraderie than we are alone. Nancy also emphasizes the power of a positive attitude, and the beauty of a confident woman. 

Entertainment Tonight 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Join Us at the Best Party of the Summer!

Entertainment Tonight!  Cotuit Center for the Arts’ thoroughly fun and entertaining annual fundraiser. Indulge in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, bid in the silent and live auctions, and dance the night away with The Rip It Ups.