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Car Hire Cambridge and Cambridge Arts Council
The arts are a vital part of the City of Cambridge, whether you live there, go to school there, or are simply dropping in as a visitor. The arts are what make Cambridge a vibrant, progressive neighbourhood, not to mention a major New England tourist destination. But maintaining an artsy culture isn't always easy. Luckily, car hire Cambridge travelers can rest assured that the arts will always be a part of Harvard's hometown, thanks to the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC). The CAC was established by City ordinance back in 1974, and was later incorporated as a public non-profit venture two years later. Today, the CAC provides residents and visitors alike with limitless arts programming.
Visit the CAC
Have a question about Cambridge's art scene? Then why not take it right to the source and drop by the CAC office during your upcoming car hire Cambridge vacation. VERC car rental travelers will find the CAC office at 344 Broadway on the second floor. Metered parking is available on Inman Street and Broadway. Car hire Cambridge travelers can visit the CAC office on Mondays from 8:30am to 8pm, Tuesday through Thursdays from 8:30am to 5pm and on Fridays from 8:30am to noon. The CAC's galleries of art and artifacts are open to the public Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm and Friday from 8:30am to noon.
Art - its here, there - everywhere!
Car hire Cambridge travelers will encounter art wherever they go in Cambridge, thanks to the CAC's Public Art Program. As a part of this initiative, more than one hundred artworks have been publicly sited in Cambridge as part of capital improvements and the City's ongoing pursuit to enhance community spaces. Public art installations have included everything from a water treatment facility to the transformation of a municipal landfill into a public park. No art work is every too big or too small to make a difference, so be sure to take the time to appreciate every artistic nuance in the area.
Explore art on your car hire Cambridge vacation
The CAC Gallery is a great place to kick starts your exploration of Cambridge art. Designed as a municipal exhibition space, this gallery is dedicated to showcasing significant visual artwork reflective of the contemporary style of art. Exhibits feature works by local, national and international artists, and all explore the relationship between visual art, public art and civic dialogue. Car hires Cambridge travelers can also drop by the CAC Gallery for talks, seminars, performances and educational presentations. For more information on upcoming gallery events, call 617-349-4380.
Celebrate Boston's culture at an annual festival
Car hire Cambridge travelers are invited to celebrate like a local during their upcoming VERC vacation by attending the annual Cambridge River Festival. Held in June, this one-day festival is a free celebration of the artworks located along the banks of the Charles River. Car hire Cambridge travelers will also enjoy live jazz, folk and Latin music performances, as well as dance and art demonstrations. The festival is held along a mile-long stretch of Memorial Drive, between JFK Street and Western Avenue. Festivities also take place between Harvard Square and Central Square. Can't make it to the festival? Don't worry; the CAC also hosts summer in the City, offering free, live entertainment in the city's parks. Performances include puppet shows, movies, arts & crafts, and so much more. Activities are offered both during the day and during the evenings, making for great family activities.
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