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Nestled in Chelmsford's historic Town Hall, the Chelmsford Center for the Arts is proud to be the town's only public art institution.  The heart of the Merrimack Valley town's government from 1879-1981, the Old Town Hall was used as a community center and even as a charter school until November 8, 2009, when it became the home for inspiring arts & cultural experiences including: 

  • CCA Gallery

  • Artists-in-Residence Studios 

  • After Hours Big Band

  • Brave New Players

  • Chelmsford Art Society

  • Chelmsford Community Band 

  • Chelmsford Community Jazz Band 

  • Gentlemen Songsters

  • Gerry T’s Big Band

  • Illumination Opera 

  • Shakespeare and You

  • Toastmasters 


Our Mission

to bring the visual and performing arts to Chelmsford and surrounding towns by providing a historic venue for active engagement as a participant and as a member of our audience. 

Our Staff & Board Members

Chairman of the Board

Sean Carnathan

Executive Director

Susan Julian Gates


Susan Julian Gates, Kit Harbison, Barbara Reilly, Laurie Simko, Doug Sparks, Dacey Zouzas

Web & Digital

Jacy Dawn Valeras / Platinum Circle Media