In addition to its stunning coastal beauty and historic charm, Cape Cod also boasts a thriving art scene that has captivated art lovers from all over the world. If you foster a deep appreciation for the visual arts, there’s no better place to be than our Massachusetts paradise. If you’re looking for the best Cape Cod art galleries to visit during your stay with us, we’ve compiled some of our favorites right into this list.
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5 Amazing Cape Cod Art Galleries That You Won’t Want to Miss
1. Cape Cod Museum of Art
Located in nearby Dennis, the Cape Cod Museum Art Museum is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon exploring a variety of exquisite exhibits. This museum makes it their mission to preserve, study, interpret, treasure, and exhibit works by phenomenal artists associated with Cape Cod, the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and the surrounding areas. The historic house in which the museum lives is a work of art in and of itself with its Cape Cod-style charm, seven climate-controlled galleries, and a grand auditorium.
2. Kendall Art Gallery
This quaint gallery has many different styles of art located inside the Wellfleet building and the outdoor sculpture gardens. Here, you’ll be able to view fine contemporary art crafted by some of the most famous Cape Cod artists. Another feature that makes Kendall Art Gallery stand out from the rest is its in-house frame shop where you can find the perfect frame for pieces that you decide to take home.
3. Local Color Art Gallery
Local Color Art Gallery can be found just minutes from the Chatham Gables Inn! Just as the name suggests, this gallery is one of the top go-to places to view beautiful masterpieces by local artists. From photographs and paintings to wood carvings and ceramics, they have it all. However, they are most well-known for their lobster pot rockers, an amazing rocking chair made from lobster pots used by local fishermen.
4. Addison Art Gallery
The Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA is one of the only Cape Cod art galleries that consistently exhibits first-rate artists. The inviting venue houses several forms of art including paintings, sculptures, and photography, just to name a few. The personable and approachable staff is also available at any time to answer any of your questions and ensure you have a wonderful experience. No wonder it was rated as one of the nation’s finest galleries by Arts and Artisans Trail!
5. Gallery Antonia
We’ve saved the best for last. Gallery Antonia is one of our all-time favorite art galleries in Chatham. It’s a fabulous place to visit if you wish to see beautiful paintings from Cape Cod and regional artists. It’s a must-see you cannot miss, so add it to your bucket list.
Come Home to the Chatham Gables Inn
After spending a day in the Cape Cod art galleries, come back to the Chatham Gables Inn for some well-deserved relaxation. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect place to experience the area at its best. Luxuriate in our spa-inspired amenities such as ZENTs Aromatherapy bath products, Turkish towels, plush robes and Matouk & Comphy Co. linens. Each room has its own private bath, and our King Rooms have deep soaking tubs as well as showers. Of course, your stay includes a full breakfast each morning, so you’ll be ready to explore Cape Cod.
Book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.