Cultural offerings on Cape Cod
Ron Driscoll photograph
DENNIS - With a sweep of her arm, Alison Whitehead-Miller showed off the bright confines of Cape Cod Chat House, which opened a few weeks ago on historic Route 6A. The circa 1850 house has been transformed into a multiroom art gallery and coffeehouse that has attracted locals and 6A meanderers. I never know whos going to walk through the door, said Brett Warren, who opened the venue with her husband, John. One day, she welcomed a couple who told her they had been married in the house 32 years ago, when the womans parents owned it. Another visitor asked whether they planned to host live music. Warren said they did, and the woman asked if she could play a couple of songs. One visitor said the combination of art and conversation was like an accessible museum. Whitehead-Miller, the cafe manager, who grew up in nearby Yarmouthport, said, If there had been a place like this when I was in high school, it would have changed everything. Change is evident as the Cape reinvents itself for another summer, with venues from Falmouth to Provincetown showcasing nighttime cultural offerings, new and tried and true.