The Town of Barnstable recognizes the importance of arts and culture as part of any economic revitalization, and continues to establish Hyannis as a regional center for creative and performing arts.

Prior to recently establishing The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Barnstable first introduced the Hyannis Harbor Shanties and Harbor Your Arts (HyA) program in the summer of 2005 as a key component of the downtown Hyannis revitalization initiative to support the creative economy and foster economic growth. The shanties are a welcome addition to Hyannis Harbor. The artist shanties provide a unique, affordable harbor-front location for our local artists to create and sell their work. The program has been well received by Cape residents, visitors and the arts and culture community.

In 2006 the program expanded to include the performing arts, providing free family entertainment at Aselton Park, a beautiful waterfront location on the Harbor, near the artist shanties.

Be sure to take a stroll along the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Walkway to the Sea. The Town has actively pursued and initiated the installation of various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis. For example, currently, visitors to Hyannis harbor can enjoy the seasonal public art installation, Buoyed Coasts, which consists of 50 lobster buoys mounted on 12’-19’ poles in ornamental grass beds. The buoys frame the harbor and create a display of color, light and kinetic motion drawing activity and attention to Aselton Park. Buoyed Coasts was awarded the Honor Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.

The Town’s visual arts program has continued to expand over the years, including a campus of town-owned properties at the corner of Pearl and South Streets in Hyannis. In 2007 the Town acquired two run down properties on Pearl Street and converted them to artist live and work space. From this humble beginning, a campus of buildings that provide living, work and gallery space has been developed as part of the Shirley Blair Flynn Center for the Creative Arts. The campus includes the historic Guyer Barn, Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery.  The town's first artist-in-residence  at 46 Pearl housed Sarah for many years.  Sarah's unique sense of space was fundamental to the beginning roots of the HyArts Campus. Sarah's studio is now at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth. While at 46 Pearl, 2007-April, 2016:  Sarah Holl’s ArtSpace.   Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front, where the popular HyArts Shanties are open throughout the summer, offering artists and artisans space to create and sell their work.

The Town offers an "artwork on loan" program for local artists to temporarily display their work on the meeting room walls in the Selectman’s Conference Room and the Town Hall Hearing Room. The pieces are for display only-artwork may not be sold on Town property. Information on the artist is provided for those wishing to obtain further details. For more information on the program emailmelissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

Those visiting and using the meeting rooms will now find an inviting and culturally rich environment. This program provides an opportunity for our local artists to benefit from this exposure to so many who pass through town hall every day. Spreading the love of art one wall at a time-it’s a wonderful opportunity to see local art! Arts and culture programming is one component of our overall economic strategy.

Tides

Tides

Tides is an inspirational sculpture by potter Steven Kemp, cast from the sand patterns of Cape Cod's coastal waters. Read more from the artist (.pdf) located on the HyArts Campus on the corner of Pearl and South Street.  Pearl Street plays an important role as part of the Town-owned properties on the arts campus at the corner of South and Pearl, a unique artist live / work space developed by the Town of Barnstable which also includes the Guyer Barn and Sarah Holl ArtSpace.

TIDES:
What is it?  A 9 foot clay monolith cast from the sand patterns created by Cape Cod’s coastal waters. 

How  did this public art happen?  Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce received MCC funding for public art placemaking projects along with additional funding from the Mid Cape Cultural council and private donors. The Town identified the site.  Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce issued a call to artists.  Nine artists submitted proposals.  Two juries of outside experts and town liaisons selected Steven Kemp’s Tides monolith.  The Coastal Engineering donated engineered installation instructions; installation and site work donated by Maffei Landscaping.  The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce gifted this pubic art to the Town of Barnstable.  Tides was installed in June of 2015.

Why in Hyannis?  The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District celebrates the area’s rich heritage of art, history, and culture.  The Pearl Street Arts Campus in the this state designated Cultural District is the ideal location for this place inspired art. Located steps away from Hyannis Harbor this lovely sculpture expresses what inspires our Cape Cod artists.  The scale and artistry of the Tides sculpture gives our visitors an opportunity to become inspired themselves.   

 

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown Hyannis!

 

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

The Town of Barnstable is alive with the sound of music this summer. Enjoy FREE concerts and other entertainment around the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and Barnstable Village Cultural District, all family friendly. Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song-no rain dates. Performances are subject to change without notice.

 

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

BHS Drama Club 
Stellar performances by students and community cast members. 
744 West Main Street 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
508-771-6246

 

Barnstable Municipal Airport

Barnstable Municipal Airport

See two light beacons on display from the airports old FAA tower and take a look at a small historical display in the conference room with artifacts from the Boardman-Polando family.  
​A life size mannequin sports a flight suit from Crocker Snow and look at a copy of the 1929  book about "the flying santa".  It is the story of the pilot that delivers Christmas gifts to children living in lighthouses.  

 

Business Improvement District (BID)

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Museum

If you are into memorabilia the "dugout" at the Cape Cod Baseball League Museum is for you-celebrating the history of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Located in the basement of the JFK Museum, Main Street, Hyannis

 

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Using innovative teaching approaches the college offers a range of experiences for learned skills and employability. Explore a broad range of media, enjoy performances in the Tilden Arts Center with emerging actors, actresses, playwrights, and more!

 

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Preserving the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are famous through our exhibitions, the objects in our collection, public events and educational programs, we strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy Cape Cod's maritime culture.

Current exhibits include:

  • Cape Cod’s Largest Scrimshaw Exhibit
  • Catboats to Clipper Ships: Boatbuilding on Cape Cod
  • Marine Fine Art Exhibit
 

Cape Cod Melody Tent

With the Cape's rich history in summer musical theater and Broadway connections dating from the early 1930s, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, once called the Hyannis Music Circus, is now the seasonal stage to major national stars of music and comedy, as well as musical and theatrical special events.

 

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.
From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music.
The Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Once you’ve been, you’ll want to go again! 

 

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Each of our village associations support our year round and part time residents, playing a vital role in enhancing the best interests of the community;  fostering and promoting local businesses represent the interests of citizens on matters that affect neighborhoods, citizens and quality of life in the villages.

 

Guyer Barn

Guyer Barn

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. 250 South Street, Hyannis.

HYARTS CAMPUS:
GUYER BARN
250 South Street Hyannis, MA  02601
www.artsbarnstable.com
This restored 1865 barn showcases artists in a variety of genres.  It serves as a community art space with year round exhibits, art classes/workshops and demonstrations.  The Barn is an important part on the campus of town owned buildings-the HyArts Campus which includes artist housing and work studios/gallery on the corner of Pearl and South Streets.  Artist studios/gallery are open to the public year round. 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE-THEATER at Guyer Barn:

July-August

New Classics Theater Company www.newclassicscompany.org

The theater company presents a summer of original theater and weekly Improv Comedy Shows.
Get ready for four main stage productions, 24 hour play festival, staged readings, teen improve workshops and improve nights every Friday.  Find the full schedule at www.newclassicscompany.org

GALLERY ARTRIO:

Gallery Artrio specializes in original fine art by award-winning and nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists of note.  Media includes oil, pastel, encaustics, hand-blown glass from local artists, and beautiful hand wrought jewelry.  The gallery hosts openings throughout the summer including plein air painting as part of Cape Cod Hydrangea festival and artist receptions.  The annual Gallery Soiree is held in September each year. Find listing of events and artists on line at galleryartrio.com

 

Guyer Barn proposal and use of space form

 

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce serves to foster, enhance and promote a healthy business climate in the greater Hyannis area and the Town of Barnstable.

 

Hyannis historic walking map

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

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.

For more information on participating artists this season, click here.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the program for the following year, click here.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season opens Friday, May 5, 2017!

Weekends (including Memorial Day), Friday-Sunday:  Friday, May 5 through June 11, 2017

Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 8:00 pm:     Monday, June 12 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 6:00pm:      Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) through Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 2017

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Participate in the 2016 artist shanty season at Hyannis Harbor.

 

Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus

The Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus located at the corner of Pearl and South Streets features artist live and work space, studios and a community art space.  The campus features the historic Guyer Barn, artist-in-residence Sarah Holl ArtSpace, Gallery Artio and Bass River Pottery.

Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front.

 

Hyannis Public Library

Home to the Verizon Language and Literacy Center

 

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

A major center of activity, the HYCC is a full service, year round community center that features state-of-the-art accessible facilities for a variety of recreational programs and special events, competitive sports organizations, after-school activities and opportunities for the community at large to foster educational excellence and physical growth across all generations. The center includes twin NHL size rinks, a 12,500 sq ft wood floor gymnasium, skate park and walking track. Residents and visitors can attend theater on ice events, antique and home shows, nature expo, dance and yoga classes; the programs and activies are non-stop!

 

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, Hyannis.  
The Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.  The museum features photographic, video and oral history exhibits.  

Admission includes entry to Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.  508-790-3077.

 

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

A spot for quiet contemplation and remembrance. A place to sit, reflect, take in the beauty of the ocean.

 

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Kennedy Legacy Trail

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family. At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories & history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map the sites can be downloaded from the website.  They are also available at the JFK Museum on Main Street.

 

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

A tranquil place to reflect on all those who serviced and/or lost their lives during the Korean War.

Veteran's Memorial Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

 

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

An historical walk along Pleasant Street starting from the Hyannis Transportation Center ...follow to the harbor front and ferries.  
Pleasant Street was often referred to as Sea Captains Row.  This map shares some of the history along the street.

 

New Classics Company

New Classics Company

The New Classics Company is a live theatre production company established in the summer of 2013 by Brett Burkhardt, Matt Kohler, and Justin Jay Gray as a way to produce The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Since that time they have become a staple in the Hyannis Community, bringing to light full-length plays, movie screenings, improv comedy shows and workshops, stage readings, and many other free events.

The New Classics Company takes up residence in the Guyer Barn each Spring , Summer and Fall for special programming.  In fact, each Friday night, head to the Guyer Barn for Improv night.  Check out their website for schedule.

New Classics present FREE Improv Comedy Shows 

WHERE: The Guyer Barn, 250 South Street Hyannis, MA 02601.

WHO: The improv troupe changes on a weekly basis. If you are interested in being a part of the group, drop us a line at newclassicscompany@gmail.com

WHY: Who DOESN’T want to laugh their butts off at a hilarious show!? And did we mention it’s FREE!?

 

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 14, 2016 5-7PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

Walkway to the Sea

Stroll along the Walkway -to-the-Sea which takes visitors from Hyannis Harbor to the Village Green and Hyannis Main Street to enjoy the shops, restaurants and even old time carousel!

 

Upcoming events in Arts

Flower Power Combing Perennials and Annuals 3/25

Flower Power Combing Perennials and Annuals 3/25

March 25, 2017 10:00 am

Meetinghouse Farm Presents Landscape Designer Ann Firth at the West Barnstable Community Building, Meetinghouse Way (Route 149) West Barnstable. Pre-registrar by emailing Sue at: atpsmg@gmail.com
$5 Donation Suggested & Welcome www.meetinghousefarm.org

 

Location: West Barnstable Community Building, Meetinghouse Way (Rte. 149) West Barnstable

Lost Dune Shacks of Cape Cod

Lost Dune Shacks of Cape Cod

March 27, 2017 10:00 am

Mar. 27, 10-11 a.m. Fee-$3
Robbie McQueenie, Dune Tramp of Cape Cod will be discussing the history, existence and loss of the dune shacks of the lower cape and the Cape Cod national Seashore.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Vietnam Veteran’s Recognition Day Ceremony

Vietnam Veteran’s Recognition Day Ceremony

March 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Mar. 29, 1:30-3 p.m. RSVP-Required
By Presidential Proclamation in 2012 this is Vietnam Veterans Day. This gathering commemorates when the last American troops left Vietnam. We welcome all Vietnam Veterans from the Cape and Islands to join us along with family, friends and Veterans of all eras.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Solar Energy and Update

Solar Energy and Update

March 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Mar. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free
Want to learn more about the solar panels in front of the senior center? Fiscal year 2016 was a very good year for energy production from the 136 kilowatt Senior Center solar array. Installed in late fall 2014, the system is made from 484 individual solar panels that convert sunlight into electrical power. Learn how much energy has been produced and the cost savings to the Town.  This will be presented by Richard Elrick, Energy Coordinator for the Town of Barnstable.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Photography Lecture: Visit the Baltics with Photos of Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia.

Photography Lecture: Visit the Baltics with Photos of Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia.

April 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Apr. 5, 1-3:30 p.m. Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at (508) 362-9811 or Jill (508) 888-0227. Monthly, the Camera & Photography Club has professionals in their field offer programs that will educate, inform and teach amateurs different techniques, styles and updates on the latest technology. This month Jill Jillson will share pictures of her trip to the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.  She will tell of her adventures and talk a bit about how she puts a slide show together.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

April 8 – Advanced Lightroom-Exploring Lightroom’s other Modules-Betty Wiley

April 8 – Advanced Lightroom-Exploring Lightroom’s other Modules-Betty Wiley

April 8, 2017 1:00 pm

Lightroom is an extremely versatile program where you can do practically everything with your images.  This certainly helps explain it’s wide appeal to so many photographers.This interactive, hands-on class will begin where the 6 week, Intro to Lightroom class left off.  We’ll go beyond the library and develop modules and cover Lightroom’s other module’s which allow you to make books, slideshows, prints and more.
Advanced Lightroom-Exploring Lightroom’s other Modules (book, slide, web, map and print)
Instructor Betty Wiley
Saturday, April 8
1-4:30PM

$70 Membners/$90 Non Members

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

Points of View Fine Art Exhibit from April 10-May 7.

Points of View Fine Art Exhibit from April 10-May 7.

April 10, 2017 9:00 am

This special exhibit is a collaboration between Cape Cod Art Association’s photographers and painters/sculptors. CCAA painters/sculptors picked from ten images provided by CCAA photographers to interpret in their medium of choice.  The photo with its interpretations will be hung in a group. It is always exciting to see how artists can view the same subject differently. View the Points of View Exhibit from April 10-May 7.

 

Location: Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Rte. 6A/Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

Travel Talk: First Flight "A Mother Hummingbird's Story"

Travel Talk: First Flight

April 10, 2017 10:00 am

Apr. 10, 10-11 a.m. RSVP-Free
If you love birds and gardening you won’t want to miss this nature documentary.  Stunning close-up photography will bring you into a hummingbird nest.  Watch hatchlings emerge from their shells; their dedicated mom, Honey courageously fights off predators, nurturing and feeding her chicks.  Watch them grow into beautiful hummingbirds. Sponsored by the Karyn Wendell. 

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

All About Turtles

All About Turtles

April 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Apr. 20, 1-2 p.m. RSVP-Free
Ranger Sean Kortis, officer at Sandy Neck, presents the inside scoop of our little terrapin we are all raising in the Lobby!  He will give information regarding other important turtle species we have here as well as the Diamondback Terrapins.  Sean has been the turtle monitor at Sandy Neck for years, and has also been working with Massachusetts Audubon.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Genealogy: An Overview

Genealogy: An Overview

April 24, 2017 1:30 pm

Apr. 24, 1:30-2:30 RSVP-Free
This class, offered by the past President of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, David Martin is a general presentation that will provide a summary of important genealogical methods for today’s family history researcher, including different types of records and ways to use the computer for research. David will inform you the many avenues to use that will get you started with your family history.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 24, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 25, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 29, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

April 29, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Elizabeth Mumford: New Works May 3- June 25

Elizabeth Mumford:  New Works May 3- June 25

May 3, 2017 12:38 pm

May 3 – June 25
Opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Liz Mumford’s nostalgic paintings of New England scenes and seaside life reflect a contemporary take on the simple pleasures and traditions of our American heritage. This exhibit highlights both Mumford’s signature style of painted tableaux with lettered borders drawn from such sources of New England wisdom as Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac, bible verses, and sea shanties and presents a new direction in her creative work, that of large-scale circular watercolors.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday
Opening reception will be held on Friday May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Photography Lectures: From Cape Cod to Kigali, Rwanda

Photography Lectures: From Cape Cod to Kigali, Rwanda

May 3, 2017 1:00 pm

May 3, 1-3:30 p.m. Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at (508) 362-9811 or Jill (508) 888-0227. Speaker Julia Cumes will present her program “From Cape Cod to Kigali—One Photographer’s Pursuit of Meaningful Projects”. Julia is a Cape Cod photographer, born in South Africa and specializes in photojournalism and has been published in a variety of media.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

The Cape Cinema - A Premier Art House Theater, A Cape Cod Treasure

The Cape Cinema - A Premier Art House Theater, A Cape Cod Treasure

May 5, 2017 2:00 pm

May 5, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
Eric Hart, Owner and Operator of the Cape Cinema in Dennis will be here to talk about the theaters 80 year history. It has operated as a truly unique venue for movies, performance events and live music. Eric will be here to talk about this theaters rich history and up-coming season.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Opening Reception for Elizabeth Mumford: New Works May 3- June 25

Opening Reception for Elizabeth Mumford:  New Works May 3- June 25

May 5, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Liz Mumford’s nostalgic paintings of New England scenes and seaside life reflect a contemporary take on the simple pleasures and traditions of our American heritage. This exhibit highlights both Mumford’s signature style of painted tableaux with lettered borders drawn from such sources of New England wisdom as Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac, bible verses, and sea shanties and presents a new direction in her creative work, that of large-scale circular watercolors.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

All Cape Cod Fine Art Exhibit May 8-June 4

All Cape Cod Fine Art Exhibit May 8-June 4

May 8, 2017 9:00 am

Artists from near and far are participating in this annual exhibit. Whether you are a Cape Cod local, wash-ashore, or are just inspired by the Cape’s majestic beauty, we invite you to visit Cape Cod Art Association between May 8 and June 4 to view the beautiful artwork.

 

Location: Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Rte. 6A/Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

Travel Talk: Magical Iceland

Travel Talk: Magical Iceland

May 8, 2017 10:00 am

May 8, 10-11a.m. RSVP-Free
Join the Travel Club as we explore many of Iceland’s dramatic natural wonders.  Highlights include the “Golden Circle” which features thundering waterfalls, hot springs, steaming lava fields, massive glaciers, thermal springs and volcanic landscapes. Sponsored by the Karyn Wendell

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Power Your Aging with Exercise.

Power Your Aging with Exercise.

May 11, 2017 1:30 pm

May 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free
Join Betsy LaMond, Certified Exercise Professional and Owner of BoomerFit, to learn how to improve your life through targeted exercise. She’ll demonstrate specific exercises proven to be effective for gaining strength, balance, power, flexibility, mobility, agility, and cardio-vascular endurance. You’ll be surprised at how little time it takes to be stronger and fit. Take on your aging - it’s not hard if you know how!

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

The Legislative Seminar with Representative Randy Hunt

The Legislative Seminar with Representative Randy Hunt

May 15, 2017 11:00 am

May 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP-Free
Curious about which hot button issues are being discussed on Beacon Hill and why Cape Codders should follow them? Do you want to better understand what it takes for an idea to move through our state government and become a law? Randy Hunt, a CPA and state representative from Sandwich, to speak to the community about just that. During his discussion, Rep. Hunt will touch on relevant legislation and share some of his insights on how Beacon Hill works. Questions and open discussion will be encouraged.
Randy Hunt is a CPA and state representative from Sandwich. He has represented the 5th Barnstable District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2011. Rep. Hunt has constituents from Barnstable (West Barnstable and Marstons Mills), Bourne, Plymouth, and Sandwich.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Gunpowder and Grease Paint

Gunpowder and Grease Paint

May 18, 2017 2:00 pm

May 18, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
This entertaining and often lighthearted talk has three points of interest. First, there is a brief history of the equipment and training of the Anti-aircraft training Command that was based here on Cape Cod. Then Joe Yukna of the Cape Cod Military Museum will expound on how British 1st Composite Anti-aircraft Demonstration Battalion, Royal Artillery stopped at Camp Edwards on their tour across America. Third, Joe talks about how British actress and the world’s first Super Star, Gertrude Lawrence, met and performed a show to entertain the British Tommy’s. The talk then goes on to how Gertie, Cape Cod’s own Bob Hope, went overseas to entertain the troops both in Europe and the Pacific. 

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Memorial Day Celebration in Honor of Veterans

Memorial Day Celebration in Honor of Veterans

May 25, 2017 9:00 am

May 25, 9-11 a.m. RSVP-Required
We invite you to join us for an intergenerational breakfast in honor of our veterans who sacrificed their lives for our country, followed by a flag ceremony. This event will include a roundtable discussion between high school students and veterans and is always a very memorable and moving experience. Please join us for this very special event offered in partnership with the Veterans Services Division,

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Author Talk: Christopher Setterlund

Author Talk: Christopher Setterlund

May 25, 2017 2:00 pm

May 25, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
Christopher Setterlund is a 12th generation Cape Codder with roots going back to the second Mayflower Voyage. He is the author of the In My Footsteps travel book series.  The three books feature Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and showcase some of the most beloved places and also some of the lesser known spots of all three places.  He is also the author of the new book The Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod which brings some of the legendary establishments back to life through photos and interviews with former owners and patrons.  He will be sharing some of what he learned while creating all of these books and have a presentation to share as well.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

Guyer Barn Winter and Spring activities

June 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday Night Free Improv ~ Every Friday at 7:30pm

Week of April 24 – Sturgis Senior Art show

Week of May 22 – (tentative date)  BHS Senior Art Show

June 10 – MindSet V

 

Location: Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, Hyannis

Master of the Maritime: James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

Master of the Maritime:  James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

June 28, 2017 1:01 pm

Master of the Maritime: James E. Buttersworth
June 28 – August 20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features examples of his maritime paintings, known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Buttersworth was born in London to a family of maritime artists and studied with his father, Thomas Buttersworth who was also noted for the genre. This exhibition presents fine examples by both James and Thomas Buttersworth from private collections and museums including paintings from the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Opening Reception for Master of the Maritime: James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

Opening Reception for Master of the Maritime:  James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

July 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Master of the Maritime: James E. Buttersworth-Opening Reception.
June 28 – August 20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features examples of his maritime paintings, known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Buttersworth was born in London to a family of maritime artists and studied with his father, Thomas Buttersworth who was also noted for the genre. This exhibition presents fine examples by both James and Thomas Buttersworth from private collections and museums including paintings from the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

The Brush Off

The Brush Off

July 8, 2017

The Brush Off – Saturday, July 8
A day of summer fun celebrating the Cape’s art and artists. This 27th annual art festival features silent and live art auctions, artists painting live on location, food and music on the Cotuit Village Green. Come experience heart-warming community spirit while benefiting the museum!

 

Location: Cotuit Village Green

The National Fine Art Exhibit July 10-August 13, 2017

The National Fine Art Exhibit July 10-August 13, 2017

July 10, 2017 9:00 am

Cape Cod Art Association proudly presents the Fourth Annual Master Artist Invitational Exhibit. This show honors the creative talent of our Master Artist Members. These artists have obtained the highest level of membership within CCAA through a rigorous portfolio review and all have exhibited and won awards in nationally advertised shows.

 

Location: Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Rte. 6A/Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, Ocean Street Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8 thru August 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring new musicians each week
508-862-4990

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

August 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on the Hyannis Village Green on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pre-show entertainment begins at 1pm.

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green

At Rest, in Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings 8/23-10/8

At Rest, in Flight:  Cape Cod Bird Carvings 8/23-10/8

August 23, 2017 1:10 pm

At Rest, In Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings
August 23 – October 8
Opening reception will be held on Friday, August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The art and craft of bird carving has an important history on Cape Cod where the Cape’s rich bird life has drawn both bird watchers and bird carvers alike. This exhibition surveys the history of decoys and the change of the craft into a unique art form. Artists included are considered masters in the field who have the ability to capture wildlife subjects in precise detail, such as historic carvers Eldridge Arnold and A. Elmer Crowell, as well a number of prominent contemporary carvers.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Opening Reception for At Rest, in Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings

Opening Reception for At Rest, in Flight:  Cape Cod Bird Carvings

August 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening reception will be held on Friday, August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The art and craft of bird carving has an important history on Cape Cod where the Cape’s rich bird life has drawn both bird watchers and bird carvers alike. This exhibition surveys the history of decoys and the change of the craft into a unique art form. Artists included are considered masters in the field who have the ability to capture wildlife subjects in precise detail, such as historic carvers Eldridge Arnold and A. Elmer Crowell, as well a number of prominent contemporary carvers.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635