The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.
About the HyArts District
Recognizing the importance of the arts in a vibrant community, the Town of Barnstable has established the HyArts (Hyannis Arts) DISTRICT to enhance and enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors by coordinating and supporting activities promoting arts and culture.
The Town has partnered with many local and regional arts organizations to establish the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District as a regional center for the creative and performing arts. Our partners include the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cape Cod Art Association, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Town of Barnstable
Prior to the creating of the HyArts Cultural District, Barnstable introduced the Harbor Shanties and Harbor Your Arts (HyA) program in the summer of 2005, to provide a unique, affordable harbor-front location for our local artists to create and sell their work. This program was widely acclaimed as a welcome addition to Hyannis Harbor and was very well received by Cape residents, visitors, and the arts and culture community.
The Town’s visual arts program has also expanded over the years, thanks to the HyArts Campus, a grouping of town owned properties at the corner of Pearl and South Streets in Hyannis including the <Hyannis Harbor Arts Center, Artist work studios @ 50 Pearl and Sarah Holl Artspace. In addition, Barnstable has actively pursued and initiated the installation of various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis, creating the HyArts DISTRICT’s beautiful Walkway to the Sea. The Town expanded in 2006 to include the performing arts. The Performing Arts program provides family entertainment at Aselton Park, a beautiful waterfront location on Hyannis harbor.
Visit the numerous speciality shops and restaurants along Main Street featuring galleries, speciality shops, venues with musical offerings and more! And for fortification, over 40 restaurants! Many galleries and shops featuring local artists listed below. For a full list and map of Main Street Hyannis, visit on line at hyannismainstreet.com
Bee and Blossom-645 Main
Bead Emporium-548 Main
Black Pearl Tattoo studio and gallery-509 Main
Black Whale Gallery-349 Main
Cellar Leather-578 Main
Cottage Chic Resale-645 Main
Mrs. Mitchell's on Main-362 Main
Mrs. M's Summer House-545 Main
Red Fish, Blue Fish-374 Main
Seaside Selections-370 Main
SoHo Arts Company-342 Main
Spilt Milk Tattoo-550 Main
The Mykonos-245 Main
Jennifer Lynch Photography-397 Main
Studio By The Sea-292 Main
Silver Seahorse-382 Main
Diamond Perfections-422 Main
The Little Beach Gallery-539 Main
Poor Man's Art Gallery-628 Main
Morrison Glass Studio-584 Main
Kennedy Gallery and Studios-574 Main
Beech Tree Gallery-551 Main
Beyond HyArts: Barnstable villages
Hyannis is the largest of 7 thriving villages that make up the Town of Barnstable, one of many towns that make up Barnstable County, or Cape Cod . Each of our villages has its own unique ambiance, cultural history, and vibrant arts community. The HyArts district supports and promotes the venues and events that showcase the talent and creativity of our sister villages, and the extended Cape Cod arts community.