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Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, Hyannis Harbor

October 14, 2022
  • Ocean Street, Hyannis, 02601
  • Details
    • Dates: October 14, 2022
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Location: Town of Barnstable
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Price: Free to browse

    Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties
    Hyannis Harbor * two locations along Ocean Street * 12 seaside studios * Hyannis
    Artists change weekly throughout the season.
    Visit often and discover new faces and a variety of artwork each week.

    PARK AND WALK:  It is easy to spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, Complementary and metered parking lots are steps away from Main Street & Hyannis Harbor. Visit the artist shanties, Main Street Hyannis, museums, shops, restaurants and more, all walkable from the surrounding public parking.

    Always OPEN FROM 11:00am.
    Closing time varies, spring dates until 6:00pm and at least 8:00pm in July & August
    Artists frequently open early and stay late!   

    MAY AND JUNE weekends:
    Friday through Sunday, May 20 through June 19, 2022:
    11:00 am – at least 6:00 pm & open Monday, Memorial Day

    JUNE – SEPTEMBER full weeks:
    Seven days a week: June 20 through September 25, 2022:
    11:00am at least 6:00pm, June & September, AND at least 8:00 pm, July and August

    OCTOBER weekends:
    Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct  23, 2022:
    11:00am  at least 4:00pm

    Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook AND Bismore Park
    November 25, 26, 2022: 11:00am – 3:00pm
    December 3, 2022 11:00am -5:00pm


    Stroll through the colorful seaside Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties. Visitors will find something handmade, hand designed or hand crafted by local artists in two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean Street and Bismore Park, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis.  

    Artwork varies each week and can include photography, jewelry, painting, fiber arts, glass, ceramics, rope work, mosaics, woodworking, window art and more.

    A must stop on your way to or from Main Street (where you will find over 40 restaurants and 120 locally owned shops) you will discover Cape Cod artists working and selling their hand-made, crafted and designed wares.  Work includes a variety of media, everything from ceramics, mosaics, and wood working to fiber art, paintings, jewelry and more. There is no fee to browse and of course if purchases are made it is a fabulous way to shop local and support the creative economy.    

    The shanties are named for the town’s seven villages and each shanty at Bismore Park features past and present images of the villages.  The Harbor Overlook shanties are named for town beaches.

    The program, which first started in 2005 with just 11 artists, has expanded to now include up to 100 artists who rotate throughout the season, displaying their work at two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea. The Town run artist shanty program provides affordable rental space for Cape Cod artists and artisans to work and sell at these “seaside studios”.
    This program provides prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other artists and meet visitors from around the region and the world.  


    onnect with other artists and meet visitors from around the region and the world.  

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