Wellfleet: A Top Cape Cod Art Destination

In 1980, the Wellfleet Art Gallery Association sprang to life with the sole goal of establishing Wellfleet as a premier Cape Cod art gallery town. Forty years later, Wellfleet has become one of the Cape’s top art destinations, with more than a dozen exceptional galleries. Take a stroll downtown and you’ll stumble upon studio after studio filled with the work of creative artists from near and far. Ranging in style from modern to impressionist, realist to mixed media, you can connect with an original piece for your wall, shelf, or yard. Take home a memory from Wellfleet from one (or more) of the galleries below.

Cape Cod Art Galleries of Wellfleet

Berta Walker Gallery 

Features historical American art. Cape Cod artists from Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown also show their work here.

Blue Heron Gallery 

Features varied collections of local paintings, photography, and sculpture; and offers Saturday evening art shows and receptions during the summer.

Burdick Art Gallery 

Features works by members of the Burdick family, in addition to those of other local artists. A Cape Cod art institution.

Celeste Fine Arts Gallery 

Features the impressionist works of artist Celeste Woodes-Koper. Only open in the summer.

Cherry Stone Gallery 

Located across from Uncle Tim's Bridge, this gallery showcases local Outer Cape artists and also brings high-end regional art shows to Wellfleet.

Cove Gallery 

Music and art combine at the Cove Gallery. Features jazz performances on select Friday nights and new art exhibits open every Saturday in season. Cover Gallery offers custom framing, as well.

Front Porch Gallery 

One of the few art galleries not on Commercial Street or Main Street, this venue features pottery, woodwork, fiber art, and abstract paintings from local artists.

The Frying Pan Gallery

Located right on Wellfleet Town Pier, this Cape Cod art gallery features the work of owner Steve Swain, and other local artists. Many works have a nautical or fishing theme.

Harmon Gallery 

This gallery (located right next to Mac’s Shack), features the urban-style contemporary art of emerging and established local artists and also those from away.

Left Bank Gallery 

Specializes in wearable art, such as clothes and jewelry, along with glassware, pottery, wood items, and home furnishings. Also features a rotating selection from local artists.

Off Main Gallery 

True to its name, this gallery sits just off Main Street in an 1875 refurbished barn. The gallery holds opening receptions and artists' talks for rotating exhibits on periodic Saturdays in season.

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