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Falmouth’s Art Galleries a wide array of artists working in a variety of mediums. Like their art, each studio and retail venue are unique. So, if you’re looking for inspired art creations—oils, watercolors, pottery, sculpture, photography and more – either to purchase or simply admire, you won’t find a better destination than Falmouth for art galleries. By Sarah E. Murphy | Photography by Peter Julian

The Village Gallery 
Husband-and-wife team Ronnie and Mindy Reasonover, both oil painters, showcase their passion for coastal art and living in this charming home gallery located on West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A), across from West Falmouth Market. The couple split their time between Falmouth and Florida, and both locations appear in their boldly colored paintings, often large-scale, and murals. Mindy is the owner of Color Your World, a home design business she has operated for 30 years, and she teaches painting classes in the gallery from May through October. Ronnie also specializes in wood-carving. The gallery features the work of other local artists and artisans, too.  628 West Falmouth Highway
Falmouth Art Center & Galleries 
From exhibits to education, Falmouth Art Center and Galleries is a year-round hub of learning and fellowship for artists and aspiring artists of all ages, abilities and media. The 600-member nonprofit organization offers a full roster of classes, including painting, printmaking and weaving. There are three galleries for rotating exhibits, ample classroom space and a state-of-the-art ceramics studio. Lectures and classes are available online and in person. Fundraising events include a summer gala in July and the ever-popular holiday art sale, beginning in November. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, https://falmouthart.org
O’Malley-Keyes Fine Art 
As envisioned by the artist herself, a visit to O’Malley-Keyes Fine Art is an experience, meant to be savored, stress-free and unhurried. Classical music plays softly in the background as you enter the elegantly converted garage of this quintessentially Cape Cod home, surrounded by a lovingly tended garden. Julia O’Malley-Keyes is as welcoming as she is talented. Her work, often described as “jaw-dropping,” greets you with its massive scale, in size and subject, showcasing her ability to capture a range of settings with photographic likeness, from the staggering drama of a high seas regatta to the peaceful serenity of beach roses blooming in the summer sun. 134 Maravista Ave., East Falmouth, capecodartgallery.com
The Glass Art Studio
Located on Main Street, next to Library Square, this specialty architectural glass studio is owned and operated by artist and artisan Jean Scott. Custom design services include stained glass, sandblasted carved glass, restorations/installations, back-painted/gold leaf/dip-tech, fused glass, blown glass, mosaics and mirrors, sculptures, and more. When Jean isn’t working in her studio, or off-site on a commission project, she leads workshops in the studio, including stained glass and copper foil and soldering, sharing what she has learned throughout her 30-year career in glass art. 360 Main Street, Falmouth Village, glassartstudio2.com
The Gallery on Main 
Painter Karen Rinaldo and musician Donnie Cross teamed up to provide a creative space to showcase, promote and connect local talent. Their gallery features the work of approximately 25 Falmouth artists who work in a variety of mediums, from oil and watercolor to photography, ceramic and abstract art. These talented individuals include oil painter Ryan Young and the late Michael Petrizzo, whose dramatic photographs, capturing landmarks such as Nobska Lighthouse and the Knob, are instantly recognizable. Special events include live music, wine and cheese receptions and author talks at the gallery, which is located across from Falmouth Public Library, in the space formerly occupied by the Jan Collins Selman Gallery.  317 Main Street, Falmouth Village. https://thegalleryonmainfalmouth.com
Main Street Gallery 
Not to be confused with the Gallery on Main, Main Street Gallery is a real estate office and fine arts gallery in one. This one-stop shop specializes in contemporary art, oil paintings and sculpture by artists from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding area. Realtors Jim Fox and his children, James and Jessica, are proprietors and curators. In its space next to Town Hall Square and Eight Cousins bookstore, you’ll find an array of styles and price points, including an entryway of small canvases, ideal for those traveling or on a budget. Featured artists include Julia O’Malley-Keyes, Traeger di Pietro, Jay Lageman, Vail Pagliarani and Robert Mars. 189 Main Street, Falmouth Village
Osborn & Rugh Gallery
Located in the heart of Queens Buyway, Osborn & Rugh Gallery is an elegant setting and working studio for wife and husband, Hillary Osborn and Doug Rugh. Both oil painters, they share the ideal that observing life directly and on location is the best way for artists to learn. Which is evident in Hillary’s florals, still life and landscapes, and in Doug’s portraits spanning a 30-year career. Hillary offers private and semiprivate classes and workshops, from October through May, both in the studio and outdoors in the Falmouth community. Both artists welcome commissions and private showings. 114 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, https://osbornandrughgallery.com

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