History

Falmouth ArtMarket History and Mission

The Falmouth ArtMarket, which was established in 2007, was the brainchild of Marty Tulloch. Marty, a retired school teacher, headed the Falmouth Cultural Council for many years. Having always had a passion for supporting local artists and musicians, his goal in creating the Falmouth ArtMarket was to give local artists an affordable venue for selling and promoting their work to both residents and visitors. He also promoted area musicians by hiring them to play during the ArtMarket, which, in turn, helped to promote the ArtMarket.

Marty was active in a wide range of arts and cultural groups. He sang with the New Bedford Shanty Chorus and the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Male Men’s Chorus (now the Falmouth Community Chorus). He was active with the Falmouth Cultural Council, Woods Hole Folk Music Society, Schooner Ernestina, the Cape and Islands Orchid Society, and Neighborhood Falmouth. He died in 2014.

The Falmouth ArtMarket was initially located at Falmouth Town Hall Square, then moved to Gus Canty Community Center. It now takes place at Falmouth Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue, on Falmouth Harbor. In 2022, it will be held every Thursday from June 30 to September 1, from 11 AM to 5 PM, with musical entertainment from 2 to 4 PM, a Book Booth from noon to 2 PM, and a visit from the Falmouth Public Library Book Bike from 11 AM to noon.

Vendor fees have been kept low to encourage participation in the market. Fees support the ArtMarket and its musicians, as well as the work of the Falmouth Cultural Council