Our Mission

Cultivate and deliver innovative arts and education programs that inspire joy, creativity, and collaboration within our community.



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Art Center

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant and affordable community-driven arts center providing arts education and literary, visual and performing arts events.

Theater & Studio

Theater & Studio

Anchoring the front of Chesapeake Arts Center is Hammonds Lane Theatre; a professional non-union “road house” with the ability to host graduations, concerts, theatre or dance performances, and lectures. Located at the rear of our facility is Studio 194; a small intimate space with the ability to host smaller productions, concerts, meetings or lectures, and rehearsals.

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The Hal Gomer Gallery is a core component of the Chesapeake Arts Center's experience, bringing artists of all disciplines to our center.

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The Chesapeake Arts Center MakerSpace is a collaborative workspace designed to enhance a hands-on learning experience, bringing technology tools unto the hands of out community, and fostering an environment for invention and play.

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Chesapeake Arts Center membership is the most economical way to enjoy all that the Center has to offer, all year long! Our members play a vital role in supporting the highest quality theatre, dance, concerts, family shows, and educational programs.  With a variety of memberships levels, we have something for everyone. If you are not already a member, now is the perfect time to join!

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“I went to the Sea Chanters concert last night and took my 100 yr, old mother. The concert was terrific. That was all my mom talked about on the ride home. Thank you Chesapeake Arts Center for a fabulous night of music.”

- J. Rogers

“The Chesapeake Arts Center provides unique artistic opportunities for performers, community members and children of all ages...please come out and support!”

- T. Kinard

“Last night I was here to see the navy chorus it was more than I expected it was outstanding, I love the Chesapeake Arts Center they offer so many things the staff couldn’t be anymore pleasant it’s a great place to go, I give this place a 5 stars, thank you for offering so many wonderful things."

- J.Golden

“One of my favorite places. Been working on and off in this center for over 15 years. I love their commitment to bringing arts into the community.”

- M. Rodriguez

“I think The Chesapeake Arts Center is Beautiful!! A Wonderful venue for The Performing Arts!! I walked in and said (WOW!!I). Here in Hershey, Pa. we have a local theatre (Hershey Area Playhouse) and, it too, is a wonderful addition to our town! The Anne Arundel Police Dept. couldn't have chosen a better venue for their Graduating Class!!! “

- A. Barker

“I experienced Chesapeake Arts Center for the first time last nite, 3/18/17. I was privileged to take part in an all acoustic music event put on there by Transcendent Events. I had a great time on multiple levels. As far as the venue goes: wonderful welcoming warm friendly vibe! Excellent acoustics, good layout/logistics for musical performances! Comfortable well-arranged seating for the audience. I would attend/perform there again in a heartbeat! The focus is on the 'art form' i. e. music, theater, dance...., great place for art to be appreciated.”

- Y. Kelyey

“My daughter loves dance class. Ms. Mari is awesome. Great experience for her first dance class at age 2.”

- C. Kelley-Black

“My daughter has enjoyed attending many of the classes here from summer classes to weekend classes,etc.” 

- T.Young

CAC Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday: Closed


P: 410-636-6597
E: info@chesapeakearts.org


194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

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