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 a 9 foot inspirational  clay 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.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce gifted this pubic art to the Town of Barnstable.  Tides was installed in June of 2015.

 

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

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

 

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

An artist collective featuring new artists each week.

Located on the corner of Pearl and Main Street, Hyannis.

Open daily June 23-August 20, 2017  11:00am to 8:00pm

 

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Cape Cod  singer songwriters add to the local vibe at the HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, Ocean Street this season!

Listen to a variety of musicians while browsing at the shanties.  Bring a blanket or beach chair and stay awhile--take in the view and relax and hear and see some Cape Cod talent!

Live Lunch Fridays,  every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm ; and Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm, 

 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

FREE concerts 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.
This list features free concerts at Aselton Park Hyannis.  
Thanks to Fred Clayton for producing the Tuesday concerts in July/August; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank for the July Friday night series; and Love Live Local and Love Listen Local for the August Friday night series.

 

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

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)

Business Improvement District (BID)

The mission of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is to promote the community and economic development of the Main Street, Hyannis district as a desirable place to live, work, invest, and visit.  

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Participate in the 2018 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

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

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

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

 

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Kate Deciccio, 2014
spray paint, plyw
Four piece mural on the stage sheds spotlighting five community members who embody the Cape Cod spirit by honoring a handful of folks who embody the unique, hard-working, creative, fun-loving nature of Cape Cod culture.

Community Spotlight:  A portrait series

This mural spotlights five community members, who embody the unique, hard-working, creative & fun loving nature of the Cape Cod culture.  Artist Kate DeCiccio captured the essence of community locals; these portraits reflect the artist’s dedication to painting people with an attention to how they see themselves within their community.  The mural is on display May through October as a backdrop to the stage at Asleton Park. Those featured include:

Sarah Swain, singer and songwriter, mother of three, gallery owner and president of a non-profit organization helping those on the Cape dealing with cancer, started in honor and memory of her mother.   Brandon and Justin Madison, twin brother commercial lobster fisherman whose shirts display their captains Bro Cote and Pete Brown. Brandon & Justin were adamant that they wanted to include Bro & Pete in the portrait because the Sea Captains have been tantamount in teaching them the trade and cultivating a passion for the incredibly hard work at sea.   Tim Friary, father of three and owner and master farmer at Cape Cod Organic farms, one of the first organic farms on the Cape.  He shares seasonal fruits & veggies all over the Cape and even raises pigs for organic meat. Here, Tim is featured with some of his delectable strawberries.Arlene Johnson, mother, grandmother and lifelong educator, avid birder and gardener, who at over 80 years old, still walks with her husband to a popular ice cream shop to have iced coffee and  a treat at the ice cream counter every day. Arlene taught for many years and now volunteers at a local nursery school.   

 

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
 

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

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

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

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 7/8

The Brush Off  7/8

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

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local Series

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local Series

July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

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
Produced by Love Live Local
508-862-4990

 

Cooking Demonstration: Culinary Treats July 18

Cooking Demonstration: Culinary Treats July 18

July 18, 2017 11:31 am

Jun. 20 & Jul. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free
Cindy Parker, Director of Admissions from the Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center will once again offer easy, healthy and fun cooking ideas for one or many. Sign up early, these fill fast.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd Hyannis MA 02601

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local Series

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local 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

 

Ice Cream and Music with Who’s the Boss July 27

Ice Cream and Music with Who’s the Boss July 27

July 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Jul. 27-1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free
Ice Cream and Music, what fun is all about. Stop by for a summer treat and cool off to the sounds of “Who’s the Boss” . This is an acapella group that has fun singing your favorite songs.  The ice cream is generously donated by the Royal Health Group.

 

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

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local Series

Singer Songwriter - Love Listen Local 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

Re-purpose Jewelry, Make Your Own Design 8/24

Re-purpose Jewelry, Make Your Own Design 8/24

August 24, 2017 10:00 am

Thu. Aug. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Fee-$10 Plus Materials Fee $8 paid to instructor
Give new life your old jewelry!  Everyone has that secret stash of jewelry that is old, broken, or just plain not your style, but you just can’t part with it. Why not re-purpose it and make something wonderful from its parts for yourself, or as a gift for someone else! Bring in any old jewelry and Instructor Kim Rumberger will help you repair and redesign pieces using new stringing materials and other embellishments. Learn new techniques that you can use in the future.

 

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

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

Treasures Fine Art Exhibit Sep 11-October 15, 2017

Treasures Fine Art Exhibit Sep 11-October 15, 2017

September 11, 2017 9:00 am

Color has the ability to make something stand out and add prominence to a painting. Picture a lone red flower in a field of green or a bright children’s picture book tucked among a shelf of encyclopedias. Artists communicate many themes in their artwork through their use of color. Visit Cape Cod Art Association between August 14 and September 10 to view artwork by CCAA Juried Artists members. Vote for your favorite piece to win the coveted People’s Choice Award.

 

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

Healthy Living Expo 9/15

Healthy Living Expo 9/15

September 15, 2017 10:00 am

Fri. Sep. 15, 10-1 p.m. RSVP-Free
This year the BSC will host over 40 venders focusing on programs and services for seniors. Everyone will have an opportunity to gather information and listen to informative programs regarding health and wellness. Meet representatives from a wide variety of senior-related organizations throughout Cape Cod. There will be raffle items, a juice bar and more.

 

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

LOVE LIVE LOCAL FEST

LOVE LIVE LOCAL FEST

September 24, 2017 11:00 am

11 AM - Dusk

 

Location: Aselton Park ( corner of South and Ocean Streets )

Cooking Demonstration: Culinary Treats (T) 9/26

Cooking Demonstration: Culinary Treats (T) 9/26

September 26, 2017 1:30 pm

Sep. 26, 1:30-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
Cindy Parker, Director of Admissions from the Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center will once again offer easy, healthy and fun cooking ideas for one or many. Sign up early, these fill fast

 

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

Discovering a Culture through Food-Bulgaria (Th) 9/28

Discovering a Culture through Food-Bulgaria (Th) 9/28

September 28, 2017 1:30 pm

Sep. 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fee-$5
This cooking demonstration will take us to Bulgaria with a taste of a few dishes. Bulgarian food is in many ways similar to the food served in Greece and Turkey: tomato, cucumber and cheese salad (shopska salad), moussaka (musaka), filo pastries (byurek) and stuffed vine leaves (sarmi) are among the shared dishes. Come and explore the culture of Bulgaria.

 

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

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper 10/11-11/19

Contemporary Silhouettes:  The Art of Cut Paper  10/11-11/19

October 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper
October 11 – November 19
Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00pm


Cutting portraits, generally in profile from black card, became popular in the mid-18th century and the tradition has continued into the 21st century. Silhouettes represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature. The group of contemporary artists in this exhibit draw upon the tradition of silhouettes as well as many folk traditions for inspiration, including Scherenschnitte, kirigami, Wycinanki, and others to create custom papercuttings, and this exhibit features an abundance of extraordinarily intricate work produced in the art form of cut paper.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Opening Reception for Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper

Opening Reception for Contemporary Silhouettes:  The Art of Cut Paper

October 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper
October 11 – November 19
Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00pm


Cutting portraits, generally in profile from black card, became popular in the mid-18th century and the tradition has continued into the 21st century. Silhouettes represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature. The group of contemporary artists in this exhibit draw upon the tradition of silhouettes as well as many folk traditions for inspiration, including Scherenschnitte, kirigami, Wycinanki, and others to create custom papercuttings, and this exhibit features an abundance of extraordinarily intricate work produced in the art form of cut paper.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Mastering Your Mark 2017 Conference

Mastering Your Mark 2017 Conference

October 28, 2017 8:30 am

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Thank you Cape Cod Life Magazine for being our major sponsor!

Join us for Mastering Your Mark 2017 featuring Award winning artist and author from NYC, Brian Rutenberg

– 21 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your artwork. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to advanced.

– Hands-on activities during the day-Mixed Media Madness, Watercolor, and Paper -Photo Lithography

– Lunchtime Keynote -Brian Rutenberg “I Am Where I Go”

– Vendor Tables all day

– First 100 to register are entered into a drawing for a Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet worth $350!

 

Location: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

November 22, 2017 11:02 am

Fifth Annual Small Works Show
November 22 – December 23
Opening Reception and Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 1from 5:30 to 7:00pm

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.

 

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