The Addison Art Gallery is open year round with regularly changing shows. Our hours change with the seasons so please email for specific hours. Work may be reserved by calling 508.255.6200.

As events are scheduled, they are added to this page. To be added to our invitation list, please send your email address to We hope to see or hear from you soon.


For workshops and classes, please click here.

Celebrate Our Waters 2014
Celebrate our Waters showcases our precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches. Event include guided walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture events, a sand sculpture contest, plein air painting, art demonstrations, an artist's talk and reception, and a bonfire on Nauset Beach. Celebrate our Waters is an ideal weekend to put other things aside and join together in celebrating what brought many of us here in the first place – the wonderful waters all around us.

For more information, please visit

Sunday, September 21
11:00 to noon
Rick Fleury, Cape Cod artist
Natural Inspirations: An Artist's Journey
Cape landscape artist Rick Fleury will share his thoughts and views of how Cape Cod continues to be an endless inspiration for his work; and how he hopes to heighten awareness of the environment and the natural beauty of Cape Cod through his interpretations on canvas. The artist will Incorporate historical context through the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, and nature writers Thoreau and Emerson, and how they laid the foundation for conservation and preservation in America leading to the creation of our first national parks. The talk will include paintings, quoted text and an open discussion.

at the Orleans Historical Society Museum
3 River Road, Orleans

Sunday, September 21
1:00 to 2:30

Elizabeth Pratt, Cape Cod watercolor artist
Elizabeth Pratt Watercolor Demonstration
Intriguing methods to build deeper color, dramatic light, interesting form and texture will be demonstrated by this popular teacher and acclaimed Copley Master.
Friday, September 26

Susan Overstreet Painting Demonstration
Part of the Snow Library Lifetime Learning Program

Saturday, October 11

Capture the Cape
Capture the Cape Photo Walk Around Orleans, starting at the Land Ho!
Orleans Camera will be offering a Free Photo Walk open to photographers of all skill levels. In cooperation with Addison Art Gallery and The Land Ho!, this event will provide an opportunity for participants to photograph downtown Orleans while dozens of artists paint plein air at numerous Orleans locations. Pre-registration is required and participation is limited to 36 photographers who call 508.240.1300.
Saturday, October 11
8:00 to noon

Capture the Cape
Capture the Cape Painting Convergence Around Orleans
Renowned artists from Cape Cod and states away will be painting in Orleans. This is a great opportunity to watch paintings being created, meet award-winning artists and learn more about their inspirations and techniques.

For info on where the artists will be painting, please call the Addison Art Gallery at 508.255.6200 or email Works by these artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and in Asia. Adults and children alike are enthralled by seeing a painting move from a sketch to a finished piece, and it’s a great experience to spend time with the artists while they are painting (some collectors choose their paintings while they are still being painted) and at the Addison Art Gallery reception.

The wet paintings will be framed and hung for a reception starting at 5:00 and the gallery will be open all afternoon so art lovers can see the works as they arrive. Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Capture the Cape is co-sponsored by the Land Ho! The Land Ho!, the region’s most popular restaurant, is widely respected for its support of the arts, and known for its great food, inviting charm and lively good times.

In the case of rain, the artists may be found painting inside. Artists wishing to participate can email for more information.

Saturday, October 11
3:30 - 5:00

Kami Lyle Trio
The Kami Lyle Trio
With a distinctive voice and unique style, this singer/songwriter, trumpet player/pianist has a powerful impact on audiences, leaving listeners spellbound with the musical potions she creates. Sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Land Ho! Restaurant and Addison Art Gallery as part of Capture the Cape.
Saturday, October 11
5:00 - 7:00

Capture the Cape
Reception for Capture the Cape Addison Art Gallery
Featuring works created this weekend by dozens of renowned artists from Cape Cod and states away. This is a great opportunity to meet award-winning artists and learn more about their inspirations and techniques. Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Saturday, November 22
10:00 - 6:00

Joyce Johnson
Remembering Joyce Johnson
We invite you to join Joyce's friends and community as we will share tea, brownies, stories and photos from 10 am, with wine and cheese later in the afternoon until 6 pm.

Joyce's wishes, as stated in her will, are to maintain her Truro home as "a retreat for an artist, a shelter for a naturalist or an abode for any other type of worthy person who needs financial assistance to pursue his or her career" and to safeguard and keep major pieces so that they are "available for exhibitions." As specified in the will, some works are to be sold to meet these objectives.

For information on available works, please call 508.255.6200. Thank you for considering to help in maintaining Joyce's legacy as she directed.

Saturday, November 29
5:00 - 7:00

Paul Schulenburg, Cape Cod artist
Annual Show of Gratitude
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
— Melody Beattie

We hope you can join us for this show of new works celebrating the wonders that surround us.

Saturday, December 13
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod Art
Collectors' Holiday Party

Saturday, August 8
Olivier Suire Verley, Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod
Olivier Suire Verley

New pieces arrive continuously throughout the year. If you are interested in being notified as work arrives, please contact us. Shows are usually hung at least one day prior to the opening reception for collector previews. 

When at the Gallery, be sure to explore all the nooks and crannies of this classic half-Cape. With dozens of artists represented, you will want to be sure to see them all. Choose from oils, watercolors, pastels, egg temperas, sculpture, prints and art books.

We look forward to seeing you.
Helen Addison

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