Current Season: April 26 - May 5, 2019

If you’re at the Cape and Islands, there are so many great activities to keep you busy during this year’s ArtWeek.

Check out a reading of a play! Both Meridian Summer by Candace Perry and The House of Nunzio by Patrick Riviere will be presenting in-depth talks with the playwrights, actors, and directors. Wellfleet Preservation Hall will also be doing a staged reading of The Connection. And if theater interests you, try checking out some film events, like the Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema. Or maybe you want to spend some time at the Cape Sands Ballroom for a free Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing class.

And what would the performing arts be without a little music? Celebrate the legacy of Nat King Cole with live music at the Grand Cru Restaurant; head over to the Nantucket Dreamland Studio Theater for a Jazz Band Concert and Talk Back with New Black Eagle; or try out The Swinging History of Jazz at the Hyannis Public Library.

Join Gallery 31 Fine Art for an artist demonstration, or participate in an alcohol inks workshop! Witness more art with Glass Studio on Cape Cod at A Taste of Murano for some Venetian glasswork, or drop into the studio for a demonstration and talk back. There’s also the chance to make your own glass piece at the Glass Paperweight Workshop!

If you love demonstrations and talks with artists, join Anne Flash or Carl Lopes for an artist talk, or stop by the Harwich Cultural Center for a bird carving demonstration with Paul Philips.

If you’re looking to improve your stitching technique, try stopping by Woodruff’s Art Center for a workshop, or for an exhibit by modern needleart designer Sally Baer.

If you’re young, or young at heart, try making some colored sand Art in a Bottle at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Art Adventures with the Mythmakers will be another great stop for some hands-on art experience! There will also be a Kids’ Paint Party at the Sturgis Library, and a Teen Paint Party where everyone ages 13-18 are invited to paint a Cape Cod boardwalk scene.

The Brooks Free Library will be hosting a class on Bullet Journaling for beginners, as well as a guided tour and open house for Cahoon paintings. And while you’re at the Brooks Free Library, check out the author talk with Dorothy Leone, or learn about the art of Gelli printing! If you’re looking for more activities like this, try the Cahoon Museum of American Art for art demonstrations, gallery talks, and more. The Wellfleet Public Library will also be hosting a workshop, focusing on creative writing and fantasy!

Regardless of your interests, there’s something for you at the Cape and Islands this year during ArtWeek.

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