The art scene on Cape Cod with numerous galleries and museums highlighting the works of local and national artists, comes to life in May. Throughout the month both residents and visitors to Cape Cod can explore numerous artistic offerings and immerse themselves in the region’s creative culture.
From contemporary art to traditional craft, there is something for everyone in Cape Cod’s art museums and galleries. Whether you are an art lover or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, Cape Cod’s art scene is sure to leave you inspired and enriched.
Check Out the Art Scene on Cape Cod with Art Week
May begins with Art Week on Cape Cod, an annual celebration of the region’s vibrant arts and culture scene. This highly anticipated event brings together artists, collectors, enthusiasts, and visitors to experience the beauty and richness of Cape Cod’s artistic offerings.
Starting on May 5th, 2023, the event kicks off with an opening reception that sets the tone for a week of art and culture. Visitors can look forward to exhibitions, workshops, performances, and pop-up events that take place throughout the region.
From galleries and museums to public spaces and outdoor installations, there are countless opportunities to explore and engage with the arts during Art Week on Cape Cod. Visitors can take part in workshops and masterclasses, attend artist talks and lectures, and even meet some of the region’s most talented artists.
As the sun sets, the festivities continue with a vibrant nightlife scene that includes live music, dance performances, and gallery openings. With an array of trendy restaurants and bars to choose from, visitors can indulge in some of the best food and drinks the region has to offer while soaking in the lively atmosphere of
Art Week on Cape Cod in May is an exciting and immersive experience that celebrates the region’s unique artistic offerings. With its diverse range of events and activities, this annual celebration has something to offer art enthusiasts of all levels and interests. So, mark your calendars and get ready to be inspired by the beauty and creativity of the art scene on Cape Cod.
Museum Mondays in May
In the month of May, we’re excited to announce the return of Museum Mondays on Cape Cod for its third year. This event allows visitors to explore several of Cape Cod’s most cherished cultural venues on a Monday for free!
We invite families, groups of friends, history and art enthusiasts, and anyone who loves exploring museums to join us for this celebration of local art, history, and culture. Below is a list of museums participating in Museum Mondays this May:
- Cape Cod Maritime Museum
- JFK Hyannis Museum
- Sandwich Glass Museum
- Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center
- Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
- Atwood Museum
- Cape Cod Maritime Museum
- Falmouth Art Center
- Nantucket Whaling Museum
- Cape Cod Museum of Art
- Cultural Center of Cape Cod
- Coast Guard Heritage Museum
- Falmouth Museums on the Green
- Toad Hall Classic Car Museum
- Cahoon Museum of American Art
- Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
- Cotuit Center for the Arts
- Historical Society of Yarmouth
- Provincetown Art Association & Museum
We encourage you to support these museums by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit them for free. Whether you are looking for a fun family activity, a new experience with friends, or a chance to learn more about the history and art of Cape Cod, Museum Mondays in May are the perfect occasion to do so.
Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties
The 2023 season of the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties is set to begin on May 19th at 11:00 am! These charming shanties, located along the Walkway-to-the-Sea from Hyannis Main Street to Hyannis Harbor, offer visitors a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod’s talented artists and discover an ever-changing array of artwork.
There are 12 colorful seaside shanties in two beautiful and breezy spots, providing a stunning backdrop for the hand-made, designed, or crafted work on display. The shanties are always open from 11:00 am, although many artists frequently come in early and stay late beyond set program hours.
Each week, there is a rotation of artists, ensuring that visitors will always discover something new and excitingin the art scene on Cape Cod. With over 85 artists participating throughout the season, there is a wealth of creativity and talent on display.
A visit to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties is a must-stop throughout the season. Located in the heart of Hyannis’ working waterfront, it is the perfect place to connect with the Cape Cod creative community and take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of art to take home as a souvenir or simply want to browse and admire the work of talented artists, the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties are a must-visit destination in Hyannis. So come on down to Bismore Park or Harbor Overlook and discover the beauty and creativity of Cape Cod’s artistic community.
May is an exciting time to experience the vibrant art scene on Cape Cod. From the unique Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties to the informative Museum Mondays, and the exciting annual Art Walk event, there is something for everyone. These events not only provide an opportunity to appreciate art but also to connect with the community and support local artists. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, do not miss the chance to immerse yourself in Cape Cod’s creative spirit this May.