Dennis Arts Non-Profits Partner to Launch International Cover Art Competition

A vintage program for The Cape Playhouse’s summer season, 1976, with art by Ric Howard, courtesy image

Celebrity panel to select winner from five semi-finalists, VIP unveiling celebration to be held May 1 – Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA), the home of art on Cape Cod, and The Cape Playhouse, America’s most famous professional summer theatre, have partnered to launch an international visual artist call for The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020.  Serving for visibility at the nation’s longest running professional summer theatre, the competition awards the winner with a dedicated feature appearance on the Playhouse’s 2020 performance program covers, numbering more than 35,000 booklets for its summer season, along with other visibility opportunities.  The winning work will also be the centerpiece at a VIP Unveiling Event to be held on Friday, May 1 at Cape Cod Museum of Art.

A first round deadline for artist applicants is March 16. For complete details on the The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020, please visit the competition listing at  For competition questions, please contact Michael A. Giaquinto, Exhibitions Curator at 508-385-4477 ext. 11, or email  For more information about Cape Cod Museum of Art, visit  For more information about The Cape Playhouse, visit

About Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art, the regional art museum of Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts, is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis. Admission: Free for members and children 12 and under; adults $10, Seniors 62+ $8; students aged 13-18 $7. Gallery hours from December 1 through April 1: Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday, noon to 4 pm.  . Gallery hours from April 2 through November 30: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.  ARTfull Thursdays offer free admission to the galleries from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursdays year-round. Special programs may also be enjoyed for a small fee. For more information, call 508-385-4477, follow Cape Cod Museum of Art on Facebook and Instagram, or visit

About The Cape Playhouse

The Cape Playhouse’s illustrious history dates back to 1927, when its founder, Raymond Moore, embarked on a mission to carve out a place in the American Theatre landscape.  His vision was to create a smart, sophisticated summer theatre with some of the world’s most noted stage and screen professionals. In his own words, he “aspired to be of service to many artist-workers and to be a source of inspiration and recreation to the community”.  Today, the Playhouse operates the theatre as a non-profit organization, proud to build upon its founder’s legacy.

The realization of Moore’s dream has since been recognized by The New York Times, acknowledging The Cape Playhouse as the “place where Broadway goes to summer.” Today, 94 years later, the theatre continues to feature world-class talent in shows produced specifically for the Playhouse and is one of Cape Cod’s premier cultural assets. In addition to professional live-theatre experiences, the not-for-profit organization is committed to youth programs and education, serving the local community. The historic theatre is situated on an expansive 22-acre campus along with the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cinema, for all to enjoy.  To learn more, visit, call the box office at 508-385-3911, or follow The Cape Playhouse on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.