Parish Center for the Arts

The PCA is a private, non-profit arts center located in a historic building on the town common in Westford, Massachusetts. A fine art gallery, a concert hall, a dance hall, or a general purpose hall for your private recital or family event, the PCA offers many ways to celebrate the fine and performing arts in a convenient and family-friendly venue. Built in 1829, our historic space is charming, intimate and has a capacity for up to 125 people. There isn’t a bad seat in the house!

A volunteer-run organization, we receive no government funding for our operations – we are funded by donations, event revenues, and private rentals. Learn more about membership or volunteer opportunities.

Our season generally runs from September through June. Explore our website to learn more about our programs. We publish a seasonal brochure each fall; if you didn’t receive a copy and would like one, contact us with your mailing address. We also send out a monthly newsletter via email so get on our mailing list for the latest additions to our schedule by clicking the link below:

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Mission Statement

To stimulate the interest of the people of the town of Westford, MA and surrounding communities in the visual and performing arts, and to promote an appreciation of the same, by sponsoring education, workshops, performances, exhibits, lectures, and presentations and providing facilities for artistic endeavors.   

PCA Goals

Our goals are two-fold: to increase an Arts’ awareness and appreciation and to provide a variety of visual and performing arts within our community. The Parish Center for the Arts is led by a very enthusiastic, dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.   

We offer music programs, concerts, theater arts, exhibition spaces, workshops and more through professional artists, actors, and musicians. The arts nurture children, teen and adult creativity; encourage emerging artists; develop teaching and performing opportunities; and engage the community with important new programs and events.   

The Westford Historical Society, Inc., a nonprofit and privately funded organization, purchased the Parish Center for the Arts from The First Parish Church United in December 1998.

Board of Directors

Rajesh Puranik, President

Alice Phalen, VP & Secretary

Mike Harde, Treasurer

Sarah Fletcher, PCA Manager

Marcia Macres

Rick Posch

Jessica Kusmin Sloan