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

Guyer Barn

 

250 South Street, Hyannis.

Adjacent to Barnstable Town Hall parking lot, the Barn is accessible from Hyannis Main Street, through the Public Parking lot access, right after JFK Museum and before Hyannis Public Library. 

CURRENT HOURS:  The barn is open various hours, year round.  You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops.  Other hours by chance and always by appointment.  
 

The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. It is a community art space – a working artist studio and professional artist gallery supporting and promoting the arts where visitors gather year round to enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and workshops and performances.  The Center is part of the HyArts campus of town owned properties-which includes Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street and Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl.   50 Pearl was once a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists.  Playwrights and poets congregated at the home for lively readings and original Vernon B. Coleman murals decorate the basement walls.   


Volunteers Needed!

Do you have time to spare during the week? Why not  surround yourself with art and help keep the arts alive in the community! The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help man the gallery.   Any amount of time is appreciated!  For more information or to volunteer contact barn@hyartsdistrict.com!


BUILDING HISTORY:

The Guyer Barn, was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, was built in 1865 by Captain Sidney Crowell and is a typical example of early wood frame construction. Arthur Guyer, a pharmacist for whom it was later named, acquired the barn at the turn of 20th century. The barn has had a number of owners and uses over the years.   In 1959, the Town of Barnstable acquired the building, but it was not until 1986 that the Board of Selectmen approved the use of the building as a gallery thanks to the efforts of Pat Curcio and Shirley Blair Flyyn.  Pat who served as director of the Barn for many years, was an accomplished artist and champion of the arts.  Both she and Shirley worked tirelessly to support local artists.  A studio/workshop was added to the barn to be used as classroom space.      

Click here to see a 1928 newsletter "The Log" published by the Hyanis Rotary Club about Arthur G. Guyer!