Pristine shores on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay, an enticing Town Cove, crystal ponds, acres of conservation land and the Cape Cod National Seashore to explore. This favorite Cape Cod Town offers a wonderful diversity of shopping opportunities, from chains to a plethora of fine art galleries and boutiques abounding with distinctive home goods, apparel and jewelry.
Saturday night is Gallery Night with over a dozen galleries hosting free artist receptions that everyone is welcome to attend. Presenting master artists from Cape Cod, throughout the Americas and France, Gallery night offers delightful, casual opportunities to meet artists and make new friends. The must-see gallery is Addison Art Gallery which also hosts free artist talks and demonstrations and it will host the 26th Best of America Exhibit from September 3 to October 3, 2016
From fries on the beach to elegant white linen service, Orleans has what you want when you’re ready to eat. Seafood fresh off the boat. Thai, Italian, New England’s best. For local color, visit the Land Ho! on the corner of Route 6A and Cove Road. In the summer, you may have to wait but it will be worth it.
The Orleans Farmers Market has over 30 vendors selling a wonderful variety of fresh Cape Cod grown vegetables, plants, honey, lobsters, soap, worms, flowers, bread and other local products. Open every Saturday (weather permitting) from spring into autumn.
You don’t have to be a big baseball fan to enjoy an evening of Americana at it’s best when you go to a Cape Cod Baseball League Firebirds game. Held at the Middle School field on Route 28, many future Major League Baseball players have started here. The level of play is considered the equivalent of high-A Minor League Baseball.
Summer also brings free concerts at Nauset Beach and in Parish Park on Main Street. Theater lovers will want to check out the historic Academy Playhouse.
To give you a home base when you’re here, Orleans has beautiful bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels and beachside homes to rent. Check out A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay, the Parsonage Inn and the Nauset House Inn for truly unique lodging with excellent service. When attending the events and activities of the Best of America Opening Week, you may choose to stay with the NOAPS group at The Cove.
The Best of America Exhibit 2016 will open on Saturday September 3, 2016. Entries are now being accepted until June 15, 2016. Enter through Juried Art Services or you may see the prospectus in our website at http://www.NOAPS.org.
Check all the activities planned from Wednesday, August 31 until Sunday September 4. A 3-day painting workshop, demonstrations, a Plein Air Paint Out with cash awards, the opening reception … Check it out at the link below:
See the prospectus to enter the Best of America Exhibit 2016