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

Marketing Coordinator

Caley Chase

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Caley enjoys working as the Marketing Coordinator at the Multicultural Arts Center, where she designs print and online advertising material, manages external communication, and promotes events. She joins the Arts Center after a year in the development office at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI. Caley is a freelance theater director, and is a graduate of Brandeis University.


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
José Rivera

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José is an architecturally-trained musician, multimedia artist, designer, and educator who explores humans' relationship to the natural and build environments. His practice is primarily expressed through electroacoustic music and experimental sound works, multichannel installation and performance, sound design for film, location recording, cartography, graphic design, public art, and architecture. Along with numerous internationally shown projects and collaborations, José's fluid body of work also includes an open-air performance space for a youth dance and drumming group on rural Ghana. José works as a live sound engineer for Non-Event, and studied art and sound in MIT's Art, Culture, and Technology Program. Learn more at

Program Assistant
Bridget Duggan


Bridget has worked as an arts management professional in the Boston Metro area since 2010. She has worked primarily for nonprofits and small businesses, and has a great passion for coordinating community events. She has spent the last couple years promoting and booking music at local rock club institutions including Johnny D's Music Club in Somerville and the Middle East in Cambridge. She currently can be found at Bella Luna/Milkyway.  She is also a musician herself and fronts an all female band out of Somerville called Lockette.  In her free time she enjoys volunteering and works with both Somerville Homeless Coalition and Girls Rock Campaign Boston.

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, 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

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Business Hours
Monday & Friday, 10am-5pm

Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm

Saturday, by appointment



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