Welcome to Groton Center for the Arts

GCA was incorporated as a regional non-profit arts organization in 1974. Our mission then and now continues to be "Building Community Through the Arts". Many communities around Groton have greatly benefited from our programs over the years.

Did you know "Grotonfest" (first called "Septemberfest") began with GCA?
Did you know The Indian Hill Symphony began as an amateur organization sponsored by GCA?
Did you know the first community "Artwalk" originated with GCA?

Some programs have remained exclusively in the GCA domain and have continued successfully since the late '70's. These include our Summer Artworks Camp and the Skateworks Learn to Skate Program, both on the campus of Groton School.

Some of you may have attended one of our three Groton "First Nights", or heard the Tommy Dorsey Band at the PAC, or taken a bus trip to NYC, or joined us to view the Tall Ships in Boston, or spent the day with us in Tanglewood.

Our vision today is to provide children and adults with opportunities to explore, experience, enjoy and fall in love with the Arts! We provide quality art experiences through dedicated staff and community members who contribute their knowledge and time to the education of the Arts.