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Bancroft Gallery
Bancroft Gallery
Dillon Gallery
Dillon Gallery
Dillon Gallery

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER—119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025  781-383-2787

Imagine your event…here!

South Shore Art Center’s galleries and front gardens offer a creative setting that blends small town charm with the vitality of contemporary art for your special event. From birthday celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, reunions, concerts, staff retreats, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, seated dinners, bereavements, lectures and more.


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Located in the center of seaside Cohasset, Massachusetts, South Shore Art Center offers an accessible and diverse space, a fully-equipped kitchen and audio-visual capabilities.

Contact us with your event questions.

Gallery Rental Gallery Rental

The Art Center is open seven days a week, all year long as a leading arts education center for the entire South Shore community. Classes in the studios are often in the evening. Generally, private evening events may not start set up until after 4pm and must conclude at 11pm.


2400 sq. ft.
150 seated dinner
250 standing reception

Bancroft Invitational Gallery— $800 for 4 hours, $100 each additional hour ($250 dep.)

Margaret Dillon Members Gallery—$600 for 4 hours, $100 each additional hour ($250 dep.)

Bancroft and Dillon Galleries—$1,100 for 4 hours, $125 each additional hour ($250 dep.)


Features a 24' ceiling with dramatic skylights and professional exhibitions which provide an elegant and refined atmosphere for any kind of event.
100 seated dinner
150 cocktail reception
150 seated theatre style
$800 for four hours; $100 for each additional hour
$250 non-refundable deposit required


Ideal for meetings and conferences providing a carpeted, comfortable gallery setting.
50 seated dinner 
100 standing reception
100 seated theatre style
$600 for four hours; $100 for each additional hour
$250 non-refundable deposit required


South Shore Art Center provides a dedicated event manager and determines additional staffing according to your needs. Requests to move artwork must be made through the office. 

Facility rental fees are greatly reduces for nonprofit organizations. Please inquire directly. 

Children’s birthday pARTies
Celebrate at the South Shore Art Center
$195 Members/$205 Members     
Two hours for use with an art activity for your child for 12 children
Art activity can be tailored to the interest of the birthday child
$10 per additional child up to 20 total.
Includes Art Center tee shirt for the birthday child.
Call to check availability [Weekends, 11am -1pm; 1pm – 3pm; Afternoons 4:00 – 6:00pm] and reserve your spot.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes before time to set-up your decorations.
Ages 4 and up.


Paint pARTy
A team-building event or a creative night on the town. Learn something new and tap into your inner artist.


Host your own paint party, SSAC can accommodate private groups up to 20 people (minimum of 10 guests required).  One of our professional artists will guide your group, step by step, through the featured painting. You can reserve any open day or evening, please call for availability. A private party may be booked on weekend nights based on availability. An experience that everyone will be sure to remember!


Materials included:
canvas, paint, brushes, easels, and apron
2.5– 3 Hour Private Party, Full use of studio
Step-by-step instruction by an experienced art instructor
SSAC gift certificate
Light refreshments

Weekdays: 11:00am-1:00pm | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Weekends: Saturdays: 2:00pm–4:00pm | 7:00pm-9:30pm | Sundays: 3:00pm–5:00pm
*All private paint parties must be prepaid in full. 50% non-refundable booking deposit (applied to balance).
All sales are final. Please arrive 20–30 minutes before time to set-up your decorations.


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Preferred list of caterers

Chef’s Table
Mark and Julie Ellis

Ellen Mackenzie Caterer, Inc.
25 Bayberry Road
Scituate, MA 02066

The Fresh Feast
Julia Lisinski, Chef/Owner
105 Ripley Road
Cohasset, MA 02025

The Catered Affair
P.O. Box 432
Hingham, MA 02043
781-982-9333 tel
781-982-9295 fax

Kate's Table
99 South Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Tel: 781) 740-4111