Tips for Experiencing Art and Culture on Cape Cod
While Cape Cod is well known for its centuries of history, it’s also a prime location for experiencing art and culture. From local galleries and festivals to live concerts, there’s plenty to appreciate on Cape Cod.
Local galleries are plentiful, and you’ll find them all over the Cape. That’s especially true in places like Provincetown. Many of them sit in the East End, especially along Commercial Street. In Orleans, most of the art galleries can be found on Old King’s Highway.
In Hyannis, you can visit the HyArts Artist Shanties to view artwork and meet some artists. There are also some Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square.
You may want to make time to head to Chatham Art in the Park. The annual event kicks off this summer at Kate Gold Park. In addition, there are various dates for one of many arts and crafts shows in Sandwich. The Chatham Summer Craft Festival kicks off in early August with free admission, where you can view everything from jewelry and garden art to candles and photography from dozens of artists.
More than 100 artisans and crafters come from multiple states to showcase their creations at CraftFest Cotuit in Barnstable. It takes place in late August. That’s also the time to visit the Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster. You’ll find dozens of booths with everything from metal sculptures to home décor, photography, paintings, jewelry and more up for sale at the annual event.
Cape Cod is also a good place to enjoy live music, especially with the many concerts that occur throughout the summer months. These concerts are usually family-friendly, including the tradition of the Chatham Band playing on Friday nights at Kate Gould Park in Chatham.
The Harwich Town Bank is one of the oldest volunteer concert bands on the Cape. The band has several summer concerts planned on Tuesday nights at Brooks Park, but you can also hear them early on, during the Harwich Memorial Day Ceremony, later this month.