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O'Neill Library Exhibit and Reading

Please join us for 

Art Reception and Reading by NoCA writers


Monday, November 4, 2019


6:00 - 7:30


O'Neill Branch Library

70 Rindge Ave.,

Cambridge, MA

All welcome!

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.

View our Artist Gallery

Artist Highlights


Highlights from the 2018

NOCA Winter Show

Glimpse highlights of our 2018 NOCA Winter Show at Cadbury Commons

Spellbound Vol. 2

Barbara Thomas and her husband, Timothy Wall have contributed the story Circe, where is she now? to Spellbound Vol.2, a continuation of Boston Comics Rountable urban-fantasy comics anthology. This volume of Spellbound has no city limits! Because, lets face it, magic travels well. Modern magic is the theme for volume 2, where tech meets hex, touch screen Ouija boards and the WiFi fairy. Staying within the present/future and it’s amenities, where do you see magic fitting in?

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. 

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.

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Gina in the Floating World 
by Belle Brett
Book Release Date: Sept 25, 2018

Gina in the Floating World, by Belle Brett was published on September 25, 2018 by She Writes Press. 

Set in 1981 Japan, it is the suspenseful tale of a naive but ambitious young American who goes to Tokyo for a bank internship but ends up as a prostitute of her own free will. 

2017 Community Supported Art

Using the sunflower as a metaphor, Nancy Beams explores expressions of trauma, recovery, and hope. Cambridge Arts presents Beams as one the 2017 Community Supported Art, an award-winning program featuring 9 Cambridge artists.


DECEMBER, 2019 - NO MEETING, join us for NOCA Winter Show



Lesley University Lunder Arts Center
1801 Mass. Ave, Room # 213
Cambridge, MA 02140
Meeting time: 4pm - 6pm (unless specified)*
New members welcome.