You wouldn't think an arts or ganization that covers so many cultural bases could still be considered the best-kept secret on Cape Cod. That description of the Cotuit Center for the Arts is more a nod to its peaceful, tucked-off-the-main-drag location than any lack of something to do. In July alone, the center will hold a "master works in glass" exhibition in its airy gallery; host a play about Gilbert and Sullivan, a children's version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and a Molière comedy in the adjoining 130-seat theater; offer teen arts classes in a variety of disciplines; plus promise a "soul-stirring, foot-stomping, dance-the-night-away" encore concert by Barrence Whitfield and the Savages. The center was a favorite haunt of artist Edward Gorey before its converted-garage location was destroyed by fire; the four-year-old, state-of-the-art complex that came after is becoming known to a far wider audience.
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, 508-428-0669, cotuitcenterforthearts.org.
(Text and Photo: Ron Driscoll/Globe Staff)