Multicultural Arts Center Staff

Executive Director
Shelley Neill
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Shelley has served as Executive Director of the art center for almost 20 years, where her work includes organizing all of the performing arts events at the center and curating gallery exhibitions. She organizes the Cambridge River Festival’s Jazz and World Music stage, serves as a member of the Cambridge Open Studios Advisory Committee, and is a founding member of East Cambridge Business Association. She is also a Jazz vocalist who has produced six recorded music projects. Her music website is

Operations Coordinator

Annie Fowler

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Annie received her BFA from Boston University in 2016, with a degree in Painting and a double minor in Art History and Business Administration. From a career in working as a Preparator and managing a restaurant in downtown Boston, Annie is thrilled to return to the Multicultural Arts Center as the Operations Coordinator having been their intern from 2015-2016.  Annie’s passion for the arts has manifested through her times as a theater scenic instructor, a 3D installation painter, and amateur ukulele player.  For images of her work, please visit

Production Coordinator
Jeff Robinson
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Jeff produces and manages events, oversees vendors, caterers, producers, directors and anyone who is preparing for an event in the venue: and provides light and sound for performances, stage manages as necessary and works with Executive Director to coordinate scheduling details. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA he studied with saxophonists Bill Pierce and George Garzone, and theatre with Oleg Tabakov, Artistic Director of the legendary Moscow Art Theatre Company and Shakespeare scholar Kristin Linklater. Jeff’s one man show about jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker entitled “Live Bird” has appeared on off-Broadway and Charlie Parker’s home town of Kansas City Missouri.

Production Assistant
Michaela Bocchino


Michaela (Ella) graduated from Mass Art in 2017 with a BFA in Interrelated Media where she learned many of the ins and outs of productions. She has experience working with multiple theatre companies, arts organizations, and event companies in and around Boston focusing on lighting and AV for productions and live events. She has been the technical director of many events and assisted in teaching stagecraft courses. She is thrilled to be part of the team at the Multicultural Arts Center as the production assistant! 

Gallery Preparator
C.J Phu


Using acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, and oil stick, C.J. Phu, local Artist as well as Art Installer, creates lush semi-abstract, expressionistic botanicals, which express his inspiring, lifelong love of nature. He chooses to avoid the use of brushes, creating an almost glass-like texture with the paint. In his words, “I discovered that for me it was much more enjoyable to scratch and sculpt the surfaces of the paintings.” In his work, multiple layers both hide and reveal various features, like a game of hide and   

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Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141


We are handicap accessible.

Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm.

Our Social Mission


We support diversity through the visual and performing arts events that we present. Because we are a multi-use art center, we make our space available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream.


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Our historic Theater is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and private parties.

Inside the Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge Art & Frame



Business Hours
Monday & Friday, 10am-5pm

Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm

Saturday, by appointment



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