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Cultural Districts

Then and now, people come to find inspiration in Cape Cod’s incomparable natural beauty, including a long and impressive list of writers, musicians, craftsmen and fine artists who are drawn to Cape Cod specifically to create. The fruits of this inspiration are now best observed within state-designated cultural districts on Cape Cod and the Islands—thriving clusters of galleries, artisans, museums and performance spaces across the region.

There are six cultural districts on Cape Cod: Sandwich Glass Town, Barnstable Village, Harwich, Hyannis HyArts, Orleans, Provincetown and Wellfleet. Take a quick ferry ride or flight to the Islands to find three more—the Aquinnah Circle and Vineyard Haven Cultural Districts on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Nantucket Cultural District on Nantucket.

Immersing yourself in the cultural districts of Cape Cod is an opportunity to explore the Cape from an entirely new perspective. Meet unique characters, discover remarkable creations by local artists, view captivating public art and engage in cultural events for the entire family. Explore them all!