The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.

Art Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Shanties at Hyannis Harbor
Opening for the 2014 season Friday, May 16th!

 2014 participating artists


2014 Season:

Hours: 
Weekends Friday-Sunday, and Monday, Memorial Day, May 16th, 2014 through June 22, 2014.
Seven days a week, beginning June 23rd: 11:00am-8:00pm
Seven days a week, September 1st-28th, 1:00am-5:00pm

Each year, this popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature. A visit to the artist shanties guarantees a cultural experience that is unmatched! This is a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod artists and watch them work along the inspiring backdrop of Hyannis Harbor.

Works vary and include photography; painting (acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, etc.); handmade jewelry from metals, gemstones, glass, beach stones and more; ceramics; mosaics; mariner knot work; wood carving; tapestry; fiber art and much more!

Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor.  Stroll the boardwalk and visit artists, even have a picnic in the park! There is no fee to browse but if you enjoy fine handmade local arts and crafts or giving them as gifts, it’s a terrific place to shop. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants at the harbor and many more right along Main Street.

If you’re an artist or artisan whose primary residence is on Cape Cod and interested in a unique opportunity to showcase your handmade arts & crafts, complete the application on the home page.  Please contact Melissa Hersh, 508-862-4767 or melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us with additional questions.

A Special Thanks to our Partners & Supporters

This program continues with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, along with our partners the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and in coordination with Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 508-862-4767 or at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us