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The Cape Cod Museum Trail & the Harwich Cultural Districts are excited to announce the second annual Cape Cod ArtWeek to celebrate arts across Cape Cod from April 30th to May 7th !

This annual event is designed to generate excitement for local art culture on Cape Cod.

Dancing by the sea

Cahoon Museum of American Art
What: Gallery Talk
Where: 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635
When: May 3, 2023 @ 11:00 AM
Cost: $10 adult/$8 senior/FREE for members and children under 12
Description: Engage directly with the work of the Cahoons, with a focus on their collaboration with Bernie Woodman to make sailors valentines, in a talk led by Cahoon Museum Education Programs Manager Leslie Goldman.

Heritage Gallery Talk

Heritage Museum & Gardens
What: Gallery Talk: Highlights of Heritage’s Fine and Folk Art Collections
Where: American Art & Carousel Gallery- 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
When: May 2, 2023, 10:15 AM-10:45 AM
Cost: FREE with admission or membership
Description: Drop-in for a Gallery Talk in the American Art & Carousel Gallery, where many of Heritage’s finest works are currently on display. In this program, Curator Amanda Wastrom will introduce participants to four of Massachusetts’ finest 20th century artists: master bird carver Elmer Crowell, marine painter Frank Vining Smith, and mid-century folk artists Martha and Ralph Cahoon. Amanda will present the story of each artist’s life, art, and artistic process. View examples of each artist’s best work, alongside unfinished pieces, sketches, tools, and other objects from their studios—all part of Heritage’s collection. No advance registration required.

Carolyn Dunford-Indigo Night

Carolyn Dunford Studio
What: Carolyn Dunford-Open Studio
Where: The 204, Room 104, 204 Sisson Road, Harwich, MA, 02645
When: May 6, 2023, 12:00 PM-5 PM
Cost: FREE 
Description: Carolyn Dunford is a painter who works in encaustic, oil, and acrylic. Visitors will get a glimpse of her process creating encaustic paintings and monotypes.

Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center
What: Master Artist Exhibit
Where: 3480 Route 6A (Main Street) Barnstable, MA, 02630
When: April 17th – May 13th, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: Gallery Exhibit and Sale of Master Artist Member Works.

Sturgis Library Art Week

Sturgis Library
What: Tea & Sketch
Where: 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630
When: May 6th @ 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Description: Join us at Sturgis Library as we combine tea and art. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to gather, sip tea, and sketch. Different blends of tea represent different moods and evoke different feelings. The featured tea during the sketch session will be used as inspiration for the sketch prompt. Basic materials will be provided by the library but participants are welcome to bring their own art supplies if they prefer. Registration is not required. Space is ample but not limitless; first come first serve. Questions? Email Christy at


Cultural Center of Cape Cod
What: Luncheon Prelude to JS Bach Cello Concert by Samuel DeCaprio, with Chef Joe Cizynski
Where: 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664
When: April 30, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Cost: $65 Members/$75 Non Members
Description:  The six Cello Suites are Suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717-1723 when he served as Kapellmeister in Kothon, Germany. We will take some menu items from The Brauhaus and Leipziger Eck restaurants in Kothen. Today we will start with Linsensalat lentil salad with smoked salmon and root vegetables, then Senfeir boiled eggs with potatoes, spinach, and weisswurst, schnitzel with poached asparagus caper lemon sauce and finish with Rote Grutze (fruit pudding.) We will make mimosas with sparkling German Riesling. This is a BYOB event so enjoy your favorite German wines or beers. $75/$65 for members. Register at or call 508-394-7100.

The Commons

The Commons
What: Open Studios & Exhibit by Maura Cunningham
Where: 46 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA, 02657
When: April 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: Visit us at Provincetown Commons to meet our studio artists and enjoy an exhibit by studio artist Maura Cunningham. Say hello and enjoy conversations around inspiration, palette, and process.

Harwich Historical

Harwich Historical Society
What: The Art of Decoy Making
Where: Elmer Crowell Barn, 80 Parallel Street Harwich, MA 02645
When: April 29th, May 5th, May 6th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: The Art of Decoy Making Workshop, led by Master Woodcarver, painter, and decoy maker, Paul Phillips, demonstrates the traditional folk art of bird carving and painting. Visitors will be able to view our carvers at work in the original woodshop of world-renowned decoy artist Anthony Elmer Crowell, and learn about future opportunities to sign up for decoy making classes at the Barn!

dune shack

Cape Cod Museum of Art
What: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Dune Shacks of Provincetown; The photography of Jane Paradise
Where: 60 Hope Lane, Dennis Village, MA
When: May 4th- Gallery Talk 4:00 PM–5:00 PM; Reception 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: The Exhibition, Dune Shacks of Provincetown shows Jane Paradise’s photos from her recently published book by the same name. The exhibition will be on view from May 3 – July 30, 2023.

barnstable land trust

Barnstable Land Trust & Cotuit Library
What: Wild About Words: A Workshop for Those Who Love Nature and Writing by Diane Hanna
Where: Cotuit Library. 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635
When: May 5th, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: The Barnstable Land Trust and Cotuit Library are delighted to announce a free workshop led by Cotuit writer and artist Diane Hanna. She is also a Words in the Wild poet whose work can be experienced at Ropes Field. Diane will use engaging prompts to help participants freely express themselves and their appreciation for the natural world. The atmosphere will be curious, playful, and open. Participants should bring a notebook and writing implement. Attendance will be limited to ten so all participants who wish to share their work will have time to do so. This program is part of the Barnstable Land Trust’s “Words in the Wild” program, which posts poetry along BLT trails, and was made possible by grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. Register

Meetinghouse Clay Center

Meetinghouse Clay Center
What: Annual Spring Pottery and Craft Festival
Where: 1340 County Road, Cataumet, MA, 02534
When: May 6th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: The Meetinghouse Clay Center will be hosting it’s third annual Pottery and Craft Fest. They will feature local artists selling their work, and in addition this spring we will have live music by local musician Jack Holland, and pottery demos throughout the day. Visit their Instagram- @meetinghouseclay &  website

Collections Gallery Art Week

Collections Gallery
What: Live Demo – Mary Svenson: Tole Painting
Where: 28 Jarves St, Sandwich, MA, 02563
When: May 6th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Description: We are an art show in a shop. Open year round, 10am – 5pm, with 14 local artists, meet a different artist daily. Learn how we create our pieces. Get inspired! We have created a special Sandwich display, and will have an interactive collage board that you can help create! The finished board will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages at the conclusion of Art Week. See how creative you really are!

Collections Gallery- Glass

Collections Gallery
What: Live Demo- Sue Clayton: Fused Glass
Where: 23a Jarves Street, Sandwich MA, 02563
When: May 7th, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: Learn how we create our pieces. Get inspired! We have have created a special Sandwich display, and will have an interactive collage board that you can help create. The finished board will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. See how creative you really are!

Thank you to our Cape Cod ArtWeek supporters.