Recognizing that the arts improve the quality of life for residents, contribute to the economic vitality of communities, and have the power to build healthier, more livable, more vital communities, Orleans resident Todd Thayer has established The Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square. The Artist Cottages contribute to the vision of Orleans as a Cultural Campus, and the Village Center as a Cultural District.
The overarching goal is to enhance and enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors by coordinating and supporting activities promoting arts and culture at the property referred to as Orleans Market Square.
This area is located in the Orleans Village Center and is bounded by Rt. 6A, Main Street, Old Colony Way (across from Depot Square) and the Orleans Marketplace - - the specific focus for the Cottages is the area between the Farmer’s Market and the perimeter of the parking lot serving CVS and the Hot Chocolate Sparrow.
The Artist Cottages nurture and celebrate the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists and artisans, by providing a unique, affordable location to create and sell their work. Further, the Cottages offer the Town, residents and visitors alike, a fun and interesting destination.
Interested in becoming an artist at The Cottages? Click here to apply.
Looking for a bite to eat in Orleans? Whether you're coming off the beach, riding the bike trail, or shopping at the Artist Cottages; you can support our small and local businesses all while enjoying a meal. The Hot Chocolate Sparrow and The Food Truck both offer a variety of options for you to eat. Food is also available at the Farmers' Market and during local vendor 'pop-ups' at the cottages. Click the link above for more information on our vendors.
Interested in becoming a food vendor? Click here to apply.
Runs from July 9 - August 13.
Join us for our 2021 "Music is Art" Summer Concert Series on Friday nights. The Orleans Market Square will have outdoor music concerts every Friday evening from 6-8. Dance, sing, play on our giant chess board, eat, or shop. Just don't go home on a summer Friday night! Perfect for all ages.
"Music is Art" is free to the public. Parking is on site and complimentary. Click the link above for our concert series schedule.
Interested in performing at Market Square? Click here to email Janice.