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Lois Carra Quilting Workshop
March 4, 2024
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Art Quilt Workshop

What is an art quilt?  It's painting with fabric and thread--making a fabric collage.  Do you want to create a landscape, a still life or an abstract piece that plays with color, shape and line? 

Welcome to North Cambridge Arts (NoCa). 


We are an association of accomplished, professional visual and performing artists living and/or working in North Cambridge with a strong commitment to the neighborhood and community.

NoCa includes painters, woodworkers, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers, fabric artists, mixed-media artists, musicians, dancers, writers and poets.

NoCa is a volunteer*, participatory community organization. All members are expected to attend meetings and actively participate in NoCa activities.

*Please honor the spirit of NoCa.  If your interest is limited to simply increasing your individual web visibility we ask that you pursue this goal through other means.

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Artist Highlights

Grant Winner:
Barbara A. Thomas

Barbara A. Thomas (comic book writer) & husband, Timothy Wall are the winners of the 2021 mini-MICE Grant Award.  Learn more about their book at

History Lessons by Dan Lynn Watt

History Lessons traces Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother, chanting "We don't want another war!" and "Jim Crow must go!" At camp, he sang about world peace, freedom, and workers' rights. At school, he attempted to hide his family's politics. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression. Disillusioned with communism by the 1960s, he became a civil rights and antiwar activist.

Photographer, John Heymann
Make Photographs, Make a Living


Photographer, John Heymann

View Recorded Panel Discussion:

Make Photographs, Make A Living

This recorded panel discussion, Make Photographs, Make A Living took place at the

Photographic Resource Center (PRC) in Cambridge, MA. The panel was unusual because

the John Heymann and the four photographers talked about photography as a way to find a career, not just a hobby.

The Last Valley
The Last Green Valley by Barbara J. Thomas

Barbara Thomas has recently published, "The Last Green Valley"  (Cherry Grove Press, October 2019). 

It is available on Amazon. Her book launch is on February 6, Thursday at the Andala Cafe , 286 Franklin Street, Cambridge MA at 7PM.  Please come and help her celebrate.

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We Built a Village by Diane Rothbard Margolis describes the process of planning and building of an early cohousing community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the way the people involved simultaneously built their homes and their social structure.

Publication Date: August 23, 2022 Publisher: New Village Press
240 pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in, 42 b/w illustrations ISBN: 9781613321782

2018 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winner - Mary Buchinger

The five winners—plus five runners-up—were chosen in April from 139 entries contributed this spring by Cambridge residents, ranging in age from 3 to 86, and hailing from all the neighborhoods of the community. Read these 10 poems here. All 10 poets were invited to read at the Poetry Tent at the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival on June 2, 2018. 


June 17, 2023 -  IN-PERSON



Registration link will be made available each month.
New members welcome.


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