Exploring Art Galleries In The Orleans Cultural District

Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 9:20am


Orleans Cultural District

You don’t have to look far to explore the Town of Orleans’ artistic side.  There are plenty of art galleries around town, part of the designated Orleans Village Center Cultural District.

Walkable Artwork

One of the newest artistic additions to the town is right along Cove Road, across from the Left Bank Gallery.  This welded-steel sculpture was just unveiled on June 6, a nod to the area’s maritime history.  The humpback whale is part of an effort to make more cultural districts and install walkable arts around the area.  

Led by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and funded by a matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as other area partners, the artist was chosen last November.  Metal Sculptor Syd Ahlstrom created the sculpture.

Left Bank Gallery

Meanwhile, step inside the nearby Left Bank Gallery for an impressive collection of rotating paintings.  The gallery features everything from lyrical abstract to plein air realism.  The owner likes to pair sculptures and canvases with functional home ware.  The Orleans location is open every day of the week from 10am-5pm.

Gallery 31

Gallery 31 is located right in Orleans Village Center, featuring the work of award-winning artists who strive to capture the beauty of the region.  Gallery 31 is only open certain days of the week and by appointment, so be sure to check the hours before you stop by.

Addison Art Gallery

For an outstanding collection of artwork, do not miss Addison Art Gallery.  This location features a unique collection of artwork in several painting styles, from oil and acrylics to pastels, resin and ceramic.  You will find Addison Art Gallery located on Route 28 in Orleans.

Tree’s Place

For contemporary artwork, head to Tree’s Place.  This gallery is found at Route 6A and 28 in Orleans.  The gallery was first founded to promote new and established regional artists, and now represents around three-dozens artists. The gallery proudly offers personalized services, including house calls to clients interested in incorporating new artwork into their homes.

Collins Galleries

Collins Galleries features many oil paintings, as well as other artwork, primarily still life and landscapes.  Open since 2011, the gallery is located right on West Road.

Coastal Craft Gallery

You’ll find great gifts and souvenirs at Coastal Craft Gallery.  The gallery includes original paintings, stained glass, jewelry and more, all sold at reasonable prices.  Coastal Craft Gallery is found on Main Street Square.

No matter your style, you are sure to find a wide selection of artistic beauty, strolling the Town of Orleans.

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