Cape Cod Arts & Antiques

Route 6A is a good place to start an antiques search, but it is not the only one. Pridepages arts and antiquesRoute 28, as well as Commercial Street, main streets and other thouroughfares have their share of shops…and that’s only on the Cape. One description may not exactly fit every locale, but it is safe to say our coastal areas are supportive of and enriched by the arts.  The Cape, for example, has more than its share of theater. Travel to New Bedford where audiences enjoy world-class music, theater, and dance. On the Vineyard organizations offer equal opportunities in the arts for everyone, and the number of galleries reflect the Islands considerable dedication to and admiration of the arts.  Nantucket and Provincetown, in addition to their own wealth of galleries and antique treasures, have well-received film festivals and talented theater groups.  Summer brings nationally-known musical artists to the South Shore and on Cape Cod.  And the visual and literary arts, which have long been pursued on the Cape and Islands, are alive and well and ready for your discovery.

Antique mavens, and you know who you are, can find almost anything here. Travel to Nantucket for Scrimshaw and Nantucket Lightship baskets. Shops on Martha’s Vineyard with their often eye catching and clever shop names that draw the browser through the door, and then delight with all manner of collectibles, furniture and Oriental items. There’s also an auction house located on the Vineyard. The Cape has its own auction houses as well, offering estate items, glassware and duck decoys.

Charming shops abound on highways such as Route 6A. Take 3A just over the Sagamore Bridge on up through Plymouth and beyond, or travel the old Route 6 through New Bedford for that treasure for which you have been hunting. Galleries from Provincetown to New Bedford, on the Islands and up the South Coast offer the best of local artists, sculptors and jewelry-makers, some nationally renowned, and all locally cherished.