Art Matters in the community

Arne Everson
Guest Writer

The Cambridge Center for the Arts serves Cambridge, Isanti County and beyond. The Gallery is located at 144 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge. Hours are Tuesday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 763-691-9679 or visit

Art Gallery: Stop in to view our current show, “Fiber and Glass.”  Fiber artist Becky Utecht and glass artist, Tony Scorza, present an unusual show of stunningly beautiful art. Come in and enjoy. Bring your checkbook and buy a special Christmas present. This show continues through Nov. 21.

CCFA is excited to host our Member and Friends Exhibit, showcasing some of our own members’ art work. This annual show and sale begins Dec. 5 with an artists reception on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4-7 p.m. at our Second Avenue gallery. Give a treasured gift of art to someone special this year, or just feast your eyes on this great art show.

Writers Group: After some time off, our writers group is back, meeting at 2 p.m., the third Sunday of every month.  Everyone with a passion for writing at any level is welcome.  Contact Pam for more details at 763-389-8204 or email [email protected]

Play Inc.: Play Inc. Community Theater welcomes anyone interested in musical theater to audition for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” which will run Friday evenings during February. Auditions will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Come prepared to sing a short song. An accompanist will be provided. Parts for young adults to older adults are available.

Children’s Chorus: The East Central Children’s Chorus Honor Organization is busy rehearsing for its upcoming holiday concerts Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Braham Tree Lighting Festivities; Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul; Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., at the River Hills Commons in just west of Cambridge. Come out and hear these wonderful singers.

Volunteers: A volunteer training session will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 3-4 p.m. Learn operating procedures and other information for helping at the gallery. New volunteers are always welcome. Contact Jodie at [email protected] before Dec. 13 for more details.

Memberships/Donations: Become a CCFA member. Individual memberships, $40;  Senior and student memberships, $25.

Make an end of the year tax exempt donation to support CCFA operations and programs. Any amount large or small is welcome. Go to and click under “join/donate.”