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About CAS

All residents of Chelmsford, Massachusetts and its surrounding communities who have an interest in the arts and crafts are invited to become members of the Chelmsford Art Society (CAS). Most CAS meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts or at the Chelmsford Library, September through May.

The CAS sponsors the 4th of July Art Festival at the CCA which has become an annual tradition and is a highlight of the Town of Chelmsford’s 4th of July celebrations. The Chelmsford Art Society has many volunteer opportunities and depends entirely on the continued enthusiasm and involvement of its members.

Mission Statement

The Chelmsford Art Society (CAS), is a nonprofit organization, and is proud to provide local artists with a forum to share and grow. Part of its ultimate goal is to bring recognition and participation in the Arts to the surrounding community.

CAS promotes the arts through education, networking, scholarship, and moral support from its members. CAS provides numerous opportunities for making friends with common interests, friends who share and understand the issues of being an artist in today’s hectic and highly technological world.

CAS tries to provide as many opportunities as possible to display and showcase the work and accomplishments of its local artists. Area art shows and competitions are announced in the CAS newsletter, on Facebook, and by E-mail communications.

CAS Board

Barbara Ludinsky
Co-President & Treasurer, Website

Elaine Seidel
Co-President & Membership, Marketing

Diane Harvey

Julie Montague
Special Projects & Programs

Christine Robinson


Contact the CAS Board

Major Events of the Year

  • Demonstrations take place at monthly meetings, September through May, which are usually held the last Wednesday of the month. Guest artists are invited to demonstrate, lecture, and provide insight into their craft.
  • 4th of July Art Festival welcomes artists and admirers from all over the region. This annual traditional art show brings an influx of talent and original art from Chelmsford and surrounding towns. This festival is an integral part of town history and has been in existence for 50 years.
  • Members-Only Exhibit in December and January gives CAS members an opportunity to showcase their artwork at the Chelmsford Library during the holiday season.
  • Featured Artist Exhibits for CAS members at The Summer Place Retirement Residence, the Chelmsford Town Offices, and Picture Yourself! Custom Framing & and Gallery.


Meetings are held at*:

Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA)
1A North Road
Chelmsford MA 01824

Most programs are at 7:00 PM*
no cost to members, $5.00 for non-members

*unless otherwise noted

CAS Cancellation Policy
When Chelmsford Schools are closed due to weather and there is a scheduled meeting for the CAS, the meeting will be canceled or postponed to another day.

History & Awards