Founded in 2003, the key to growth for the Arts Center has been its program development – from one small, free Origami Workshop to the current, always expanding variety of visual programs and performing events.

Visual Arts

ACK offers both Weekday and Weekend art programs including Workshops, Intensives and Classes. Local teaching artists contribute their knowledge and passion in a warm, creative, intimate environment. New programs for all ages are added seasonally! View our program Calendar here

The largest visual arts event of the year is the annual Madison Green Arts Festival and Open Art Studio Trail. The first, held over a beautiful October 2005 weekend, showcased 17 artists and crafters with open studios, demonstrations, and exhibitions at both the ACK and at a month-long exhibition. Over the years it has grown to include over 100 fine artists and artisans, drawing attendees throughout New England and the tri-state area.

To see our video about the Arts Festival, click here

Performing Arts

The Arts Center continues to present a variety of high profile musicians to the Shoreline for both its annual Jazz NightOut and Classical NightOut concerts.

To read press coverage about past events, click here