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Girls Got Gills

After nearly 10 years of coordinating programming for young girls interested in sharks and marine life, coordinators of the Gills Club are seeing their efforts pay off in incredible ways. During the pandemic, the Lower Cape-based Gills Club wasn’t able to do in-person activities, but found a silver lining in virtual programming. With social media and online podcasts, they have reached a wider audience around the region, the nation, and the world. Now in its third season, the “Gills Talk” podcast features interviews with female shark scientists, sharing the scientists’ ...

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Timeless Traditions

Interior designer Mary Maloney takes on a Dennis project that transcends time and space. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway During the early days of the newly formed America, the town of Dennis was a bustling hamlet, mostly due to the reinvigoration of sea-faring trade after the 1814 peace settlement that brought the 1812 war with the British to an end. One of those busy and hard-working captains of industry was Sea Captain ...
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    Your source for arts and entertainment on Cape Cod.

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Helping Hands & Caring Hearts

Meet ten nonprofits whose efforts are devoted to strengthening our community.

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Photo Portfolio: Stephanie Wright

Local photographer Stephanie Wright takes the path less traveled on her journey to creativity.

The Business of Giving

Shining a light on nine local businesses with philanthropic values at their core.

Gunk’holing: The Changing Coast Line 

gunk’holing is the art of getting a boat into any small shallow cove, forbidden to boats of deeper draft and…

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The Heights of Family 

A collaboration between architect and builder Polhemus Savery DaSilva and interior designer Lisa Hilderbrand results in a family home for generations to come.

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Blossoming Beauty

Susan Hayward Interiors brings a dream space to life for a lover of plants & flowers.

Warm Welcomes and Grateful Goodbyes

In the final trip to Olde Homestead Farm, we reflect on the memories, moments and images that make this such a special place.

Finding True North

An experienced professional takes on her biggest challenge and finds her greatest satisfaction.

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Our feelings of support and gratitude for what the art community contributes to this unique landscape are deep. Therefore, all the content in this year's Cape Cod ART is available for everyone to read!

2023 Artist Profiles

Artist Profile: Joyce Utting Schutter

Born and raised New England native, now Sandwich local, Joyce Utting Schutter was born in Boston and grew up in…

Artist Profile: Neil McAuliffe

Oil painter Neil McAuliffe was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and moved to Hyannis in ‘68 when he was four…

Artist Profile: Kyle Ringquist

Living and working as a graphic designer in a corporate environment in downtown Chicago, Kyle Ringquist just wasn’t happy. With…

Artist Profile: Peter Kalill

Peter Kalill spent his college summers drawing caricatures in an amusement park. Upon graduation in 1995, the Springfield native moved…

Artist Profile: Arthur Egeli 

Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again,” and despite some intentional efforts, Provincetown artist, gallery owner and filmmaker Arthur…

Artist Profile: Phyllis Dobbyn Adams 

If Alice of Wonderland fame were to rent a cabin on the Outer Cape, she’d feel most at home in…

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By King or Storm

Two Cape growers, Sandwich’s Bob King and Provincetown’s Stormy Mayo, share the straight scoop on growing magnificent Dahlias.

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Sea & Soil and Frost & Found

Two floral designers interpret their passion for flowers and the natural world with unique perspectives.

Blooming at the Water’s Edge

Landscape Designer Maria Hickey sets a seaside embankment ablaze with blooms!

Encompassed by Nature

Sudbury Design Group transforms a tranquil property on Fox Island in Osterville, a project that reflects the natural allure of this Cape gem.