In September of 1999, 21 professional female artists held a working retreat in Truro to paint, collaborate and inspire each other. And 14 years later, under the moniker “21 in Truro,” they still gather annually for a week.
In between their yearly meet-ups, the group shows their work both on and off-Cape. For the month of August they will be showing a special collection of their work at the SRD Gallery in South Dennis with an opening reception on August 9 from 6-8pm. Each artist will show two to three pieces, curated by gallery owner, Sudan Danton. The collection promises to range from contemporary to abstract to whimsical as the women have diverse experiences and backgrounds. But regardless of background all are heavily influenced by their love of the Cape.
After the opening reception head to 6A for dinner at Fin, the contemporary seafood restaurant in Dennis that just received Best of Boston’s designation for Best Restaurant. The menu features a wide selection of fish dishes, including swordfish, scallops, shrimp and flounder. In addition to seafood they have free range chicken and sirloin. For you non-meat eaters, their Vegetable Risotto will hit the spot.
For a more casual and lively atmosphere Scargo Café, also on 6A in Dennis, is the place to be. Rave reviews have been given to their Panko Crusted Scallops and Crispy Potato Crusted Haddock.
If you visit the SRD Gallery during the day, be sure to also swing by the Borsari Gallery & Village Tea Room on Route 6A for a bite to eat and a cup of tea. The English-style tearoom is housed in a restored old 1800’s barn and is decorated with fine art. Try the Ploughman’s Lunch or the clam chowder; you won’t be disappointed.