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, is a founding member of East Cambridge Business Association, and is a member of both the Cambridge Arts Media Network (CAMN) and the Arts Centers Alliance. She is also a Jazz vocalist who has produced six recorded music projects, and released her sixth CD, The Currency Is Heat, 2014. Her music website is

Administrative & Financial Assistant

Eliza Gagnon

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Eliza has enjoyed working for arts and educational institutions in multiple capacities including slide binder, adjunct professor, administrative assistant, video editor and bookkeeper. She is also a filmmaker and performer, currently focused on the language of finance and the landscape of deregulation (more entertaining than it sounds.) She first performed with The Boston Theater of the Deaf nearly thirty years ago and most recently appeared with the Workers Art Coalition at the Venice Biennale. Her films have screened at festivals and galleries throughout the US as well as the UK and Spain. For more info visit


Marketing Coordinator

Caitlin O'Brien

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Caitlin’s love for the arts, culture, and for great, locally sourced cuisine shines through her workplaces. As Marketing Coordinator at the Multicultural Arts Center and through her work at Puritan & Company Restaurant, she found a perfect combination of all three passions! An artist herself, Caitlin works in photography, graphic design, painting, and drawing. She not only has a flair for making artwork, but also loves to share it with the community. You can check out her artwork at

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
Manuel (Manny) Simon
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Manny Simon writes & produces Hip-Hop music. He is a graduate of Northeastern University’s Music Industry program, has produced several albums & music videos, and is constantly diving into the realms of Boston's art scene. When he’s not working at the Arts Center he's helping students at Northeastern's audio/video studio in Snell Library. He also attends and participates in poetry slams, works freelance sound and film gigs, and records new music. You can hear his music at

Rental Events Coordinator
Jamie Santuccio

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By day Jamie works as the Events Coordinator at The Greater Boston Food Bank, by night she coordinates events at the Arts Center and Wright Locke Farm in Winchester. In her "spare" time you can usually find her hiking up in the mountains or working in her vegetable garden.

Gallery Installer
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 seek.   

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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


Supporting diversity through the visual and performing arts.  We are a multi-use art center and 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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Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm

Saturday, by appointment

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