Spring has sprung on Cape Cod and it’s the perfect time to visit! Why? Seasonal businesses and shops are opening and it’s a bit more quiet and relaxing but if you’re up for an adventure, there’s always something fun to do close by. ArtWeek is a great example. It’s an annual award-winning festival that features hundreds of unique and creative experiences throughout Massachusetts including Cape Cod. Make plans now to visit the Cape between April 27 and May 6 to experience all that ArtWeek has to offer!
Here are a few of our favorite events:
Photo Fun Walks – April 27th, 11-11:30am, Barnstable Village and 3-3:30pm, Hyannis
Go for a memorable interactive photo walk and discover Barnstable Village! Guided by photographer Marie Grady Placic, you will learn fun facts about the town’s history while picking up photography tips. Make sure to bring your IPhone or favorite camera for the trip and meet at 11am at the Mercy Otis statue on the Courthouse front lawn. Then continue your photo journey later in the day with a half hour photo walk of the HyArts Cultural District, starting at 3pm at the Iyannough sculpture at the top of the Hyannis Village Green on Main Street. Both walks are free and open to all ages.
Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire –April 28th, 10am-4pm, Mashpee High School
This annual event is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and sharing what they can do. Participants include engineers, artists, scientists and crafters , featuring projects with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) focus. Explore interactive demonstrations ranging from media green screens and robotics to traditional arts at the Maker Faire! The Faire is free and open to all ages.
Stealing Rembrandts –April 29th, 6-10pm, Cotuit Center for the Arts
Tales of Cape Cod presents an interactive talk with Anthony Amore, a security expert, investigator and best-selling author. Amore has been the head of security and chief investigator at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum since 2015. He has also been investigating the infamous theft of 13 paintings stolen from the Gardner in 1990 and he’ll discuss their Cape Cod connections. The event is $35 in advance and $40 at the door and includes light appetizers and a cash bar which precedes the event.
Hemingway Dinner –April 30th, 6-8pm, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Ernest Hemingway’s Cookbook is a collection of more than 125 recipes from his life and art, featuring dishes enriched by family photos, dining passages and more. Chef Joe Cizynski will talk about each dish and its relationship to Hemingway, as well as the cookbook. The buffet style dinner includes salmon rillettes, steamed shellfish and marinated shrimp. The cost is $40 and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite wine or beer.
Cape Symphony Open Rehearsal –May 4th, 7:30-9:30pm, Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Join the Cape Symphony for a rare open rehearsal at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center and get a glimpse behind the scenes into how they rehearse. Hear from Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak about how he prepares for a concert. The Symphony will be rehearsing for the American Mavericks concert, which takes place on May 5th and 6th. Two tickets will also be raffled for a future concert of your choice! The event is free and open to the public.
Be an Artist’s Model – May 5th, 1-4pm, Cross Rip Gallery in Harwich Port
Head over to the gallery and not only will you be able to observe Heather Blume at work, but you will be able to sit for your own portrait and possibly win it in a free drawing at the end of the day! Blume, a member of the National Association of Women Artists, will do an informal portrait of you during a special 15-20 minute gallery sitting and at the end of the day, will draw a name from a hat of all those who sat for their portrait. It is free to watch, sit and win!
These are just a few of the many things to do and see on the Cape during ArtWeek and it’s also the perfect time to have a quiet, fun and romantic getaway. Stay at Red Jacket Beach Resort or Blue Water Resort and you’ll be strolling along our private beach on Nantucket Sound, or take a swim in our indoor and outdoor pool, then dine in our restaurant and lounge. Or stay at Blue Rock Resort where you’re in a peaceful neighborhood across the street from one of the best par 3 golf courses in the world (according to Golf Magazine). There’s also a heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge and access to the same amenities as Red Jacket Resorts’ oceanfront properties.