Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is one of the most engaging and accessible cultural organizations in the region.
Our mission is to serve the entire Cape community and visitors to the area by offering instruction, entertainment, and exhibition in the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Programming at the Center reflects real needs and priorities and is echoed by its motto: All the Arts for All of Us. Perhaps the best example of our response to community is embodied by our new Education Wing, whose Culinary Arts Center, Recording Studio, Pottery Studio, and other assets fill gaps in service, especially for under-served populations.
Our calendar of events, exhibits, and educational opportunities engages people of all ages, abilities and incomes.
We support both emerging and established artists in all media and genres.
Since opening in 2007, the Center has served over 200,000 people and has received several awards, including an Adaptive Reuse award from the MA Historical Commission, a Community Impact Award from the Town of Yarmouth, and a Community Leadership in the Arts Award (selected by other non profits across the region). It is involved in regional and state-wide arts advocacy efforts and is widely recognized as a leader in both the arts and community development.
Everything that happens at the Cultural Center is predicated upon a democratic philosophy of inclusion, encouragement, and accessibility. Its performance and exhibition schedules feature a balance of both emerging and established artists. Flexible teachers lead classes for a range of ages and abilities. Prices are reasonable, and scholarships are available for those without the means to pay. Exhibits, receptions, and many other events are free. And programs for under-served populations like youth at risk—in partnership with leaders in the social services, government, and education—provide meaningful antidotes to unhealthy behaviors. Both the breadth and depth of its programming make the Center a strong and vibrant resource for the entire region.