The 'Walkway to the Sea' and Public Art around Hyannis:

In the heart of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District you can follow the Walkway to the Sea from Main Street Hyannis, through the Village Green to Hyannis Harbor.  In the District there are various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis.

A few hundred yards off Main Street is the grandeur of the ocean, the source of so much of Cape Cod's past and present prosperity. The Walkway to the Sea links our historic waterfront to the downtown Hyannis area.
The wave-patterned brick path winds from Main Street at the Village Green all the way down to Bismore Park, Ocean Street and Hyannis Harbor.

At Aselton Park (corner of South and Ocean Street) are colorful art installations of lobster buoys. (April-November).  Aselton Park hosts free musical and theatrical performances during the summer months.  
Enjoy the view, soft grass and space to sit and reflect for awhile. Past Aselton, the walkway ends at Bismore Park, where you see the working water front and May-September, the famous, Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties. Juried artists and artisans rent these 'seaside studios' as both work space and selling arenas.

Walkway to the Sea History:

Envisioned by renowned Architect Ben Thompson, the Walkway to the Sea was first rendered in 1962. Thompson, who received the Gold medal of the American Institute of Architects, the industry’s highest honor, was the first to recognize the significance of linking downtown Hyannis to its historic waterfront.

With a long history as the region’s center for commerce, Thompson and many before him recognized Hyannis as the "capital" of the Cape. 
Frequently revived over the years by community members, businessmen and town leaders, the Walkway to the Sea began its latest incarnation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Private and public dollars, countless public hearings, and multitudes of consortia worked together to identify dollars to purchase blighted properties on the corner of South and Ocean Streets, to design and construct what is now known as Aselton Park, the historic Town Green and the long-awaited Walkway to the Sea. State funds were identified and then nearly lost to assist in the effort.

John Klimm, former Town Manager and at the time, State Representative, fought to restore state funds necessary to enhance and preserve the Cape’s natural beauty. In 1994 Cape Cod Bank and Trust Company pledged $30,000 to partner with the Town of Barnstable to raze blighted buildings in what is now a beautiful park overlooking Hyannis Harbor. In the late 1990's, state funds through the Executive Office of Housing and Urban Development were identified as the final pieces of the puzzle in the development of the Walkway to the Sea Project.

Countless groups, individuals and organizations participated in the development of this project over the many years following Ben Thompson’s original vision and include (but is not limited to): the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, the Hyannis BID, the Hyannis Civic Association, the HADEDC Board, the Hyannis Vision Group, the Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic Commission, Barnstable Town Council, and individuals Dexter Leen and Shirlee Shaughnessy.

Buoyed Coasts: Public Art Installation, Aselton Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis.  

Visitors to Hyannis Harbor can enjoy the Town's 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. They once served as an advocacy piece, creating awareness around the critical state of coastal waters quality in the area. In 2006, the project focused on the nitrogen run-off problem threatening the Cape’s marine ecology. The color of the buoys represented the levels of water quality in the Northeast in 2006.

ART AROUND DOWNTOWN HYANNIS:

725 Main Street, Hyannis: Walking Garden and Hummingbird sculpture:The property located at 725 Main Street, Hyannis, a former gas station, was acquired with funds from the Land Bank in 2001. The grounds were transformed into a beautiful, picturesque walking garden. The various perennials planted on site were chosen because they have a positive environmental impact: they thrive off pollutants in the ground. Brownfield sites and others in the area will benefit from the “725” garden as it acts as a nursery. These plants can easily be transplanted to other locations throughout the town and assist in pollution control. Visitors are encouraged to walk the garden and enjoy the beauty.  The Growth Management Department, welcomed sculptor Donald Gerola to 725 Main Street, Hyannis for the unveiling of a special art installation on loan to the Town of Barnstable in October 2008. While Mr. Gerola seldom names his pieces, this piece is titled “The Hummingbird”. Cape Cod is familiar with rare hummingbird sightings as was discovered in Dennis this summer. Hyannis now has its own rare “Hummingbird”. Donald Gerola is a sculptor who moved from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island in 2006 when an invitation came to set up a collaborative in Pawtucket’s former textile mills. Mr. Gerola grew up fascinated with applied science, and studied Physics at The University of Dayton, Ohio. He mentored under his stepfather, William Borland, Chief of Materials for the stricken World Trade Centers, from whom he got his penchant for steel. All his sculptures are made from it.

Chief Iyannough, Main Street, Hyannis-top of Hyannis Village Green:  Chief Iyannough, a Native American leader of the Mattachiest tribe

JFK statue, Old Town Hall building, Main St Hyannis

Brass bust of Enoch Cobb, Barnstable High School (main lobby near front door)

Native American statue, Barnstable High School (main lobby near front door)

Young man holding the world, Zion Union Heritage Museum, North Street, Hyannis

Seagulls, (made from all recycled materials), Wings Store, Main Street Hyannis 

Vernan Coleman murals:

School department, School Administration building, Hyannis, on landing between first and second floors

Restored murals in the Pope John Paul High School library and cafeteria.

Mural in the Tax Collectors office, Main Town Hall.

Mural in Centerville Public Library, not restored.

Ship mural, front hall, Main Town building

Barnstable Town Hall:  Brass relief in Town Hall, second floor hearing room

Cobb Memorial garden at Barnstable High School. There is a water feature with a rolling stone. The surrounding walls have been painted with murals.

BARNSTABLE VILLAGE:

Mercy Otis Warren and James Otis, bronze sculptures, Barnstable County Courthouse.
A native of West Barnstable,  Mercy Otis Warren was a pioneer in women's rights through her writings.She is credited with advocating in 1788 for a Bill of Rights as part of the US Constitution.  She wrote plays, poetry and pamphlets about the cause of opposition to the British rule of the American colonies.  James Otis was a recognized Revolutionary War patriot.

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, 

 

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is the regional arts agency for Barnstable County, committed to strengthening and promoting Cape Cod's arts and cultural industry throughout the year. It serves individual artists, cultural centers, fine and performing arts groups and businesses, and cultural and historical establishments such as museums and historical societies.

 

Artwork on Loan

Artwork on Loan

An “Art on Loan program” for local artists to temporarily display their work on meeting room walls around Barnstable Town Hall has begun.  The pieces are for display only, artwork will not be sold on Town property.   Information on the artist is provided for those wishing to obtain further details. 

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.

For more information on the program email melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

 

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 Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis   508-771-6246
Stellar performances by students and community cast members. 

The Drama Club has come a long way from two performances of a spring show to a year-round schedule and upwards of an unprecedented 50 nights (and afternoons) of entertainment.
The club’s expertise and talent have long been in demand by other organizations, a tradition that began years ago and continues to this day. Sullivan and his students have donated their time and skills to raise money for such organizations as Big Brother and Sisters of Cape and the Islands, The March of Dimes and Housing Assistance. They have always been of great service to the Town of Barnstable as well, from helping to stage events such as First Night and Disney Days to creating the backdrops used as part of the Town’s winning presentation at the All-American Cities competition.

 

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

What is the Barnstable Performing Arts Center?
Cape Cod’s 1400-seat premier concert hall Is located inside Barnstable High School at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601. Every seat in the hall has a great view!
It is frequently used by the Cape Symphony as well as the Barnstable High School Drama Club.

How do I get there?
Take Route 6 on Cape Cod to exit 6, then Route 132 towards Hyannis. Take a right at the third set of traffic lights onto Phinney’s Lane. Proceed 1.5 miles to traffic light. Take a steep left onto Route 28. Bear right at the fork onto West Main Street. At traffic light go straight. The Barnstable High School campus will be on your left. The Performing Arts Center entrance is located to the far right of the building complex as you face it from West Main Street. 

Where can I park?
Ample free parking is available on three sides of the building.

Is there seating for wheelchairs?
Handicapped spaces for wheelchairs are available in three sections in the performance hall, sections B, C, and E. 

 

Barnstable Historical Society Museum

Barnstable Historical Society Museum

Located in the heart of historic Barnstable Village, 3087 Main Street, Barnstable

The Museum displays early portraits of local sea captains, maritime memorabilia and several rooms with early memroabilia and collections.

Admission is free.

Off season hours call to schedule an appointment to visit the museum or email :  508-362-2982  or info@barnstablehistory.org

 

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.  

 

Barnstable Village Civic Association

Barnstable Village 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.

 

Barnstable Village Historical Map and self guided walking tour

Barnstable Village Historical Map and self guided walking tour

A self guided walking tour in historic Barnstable Village.

Trace history as you stroll through the self-guided tour, and experience the rich historical heritage of this area on the Old King’s Highway.  Walk from the Barnstable House, just beyond Rendezvous Lane to the Unitarian Church and cemeteries, start at any point on the map and follow in either direction. It traces the evolution of the area, hopefully creating a picture of what life was like here in its early history. 

Free maps are available at Cape Cod Art Association, area Barnstable Village businesses and online.  

 

Business Barnstable

Business Barnstable

Resources for the creative economy and everything you need to know about doing business in Barnstable at your fingertips 

 

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 Art Association and Photography Center of Cape Cod

Cape Cod Art Association and Photography Center of Cape Cod

An organization dedication to promoting the creation and appreciation of visual art and artists.   The CCAA includes a gift shop, two galleries for monthly exhibitions and two studios for classes, demonstrations and workshops in a variety of art media.  

3480 Main St., Barnstable

 

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 Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping visitors to Cape Cod and the Islands make the most of their vacation experience. 

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce also acts as the voice of Cape Cod, uniting business, industry and the community.                                                                                                        The Chamber is a private, not for profit entity governed by a board of directors elected by their 1,300+ member organizations.

 

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 Cod Museum Trail

Cape Cod Museum Trail

The trail currently features more than 30 museums, Cape wide.  An interactive map to locate and learn more is available on line at capecodmuseumtrail.com 

Cape Cod Museum Trail is brought to you by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

 

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm is a Certified Organic Farm located along historic Route 6A in Barnstable Village.

The farm specializes in growing organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and native grasses used in land restoration and breed and raise Heritage Breed Pigs for pork. 

 

Cape Cod Pathways

Cape Cod Pathways

Explore a Capewide network of walking trails. Endless opportunities to explore kayaking, fishing, nature walks etc. View a map of Cape Cod Walking Trails on Google Maps.

 

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! 

 

Centerville Walking Tour

Centerville Walking Tour

Centerville’s Main Street is a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places and is a remarkably intact representation of a 19th century Cape Cod village center. Learn of the people and families who built on Main Street and the rich architectural legacy they left, which largely endures to this day.

 

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Features items and information covering the history of the Life Saving Service as it existed on Cape Cod. Greeting visitors onsite is also the "Village Smithy", part of the Old Jail House, America's oldest wooden jail and museum.

 

Cotuit Walking Map

Cotuit Walking Map

The Cotuit Historic District is a historic district encompassing the heart of the village of Cotuit in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It extends along Main Street from Lowell Street in the north to Sea Street in the south, and includes portions of Ocean View Avenue and properties on adjacent roads. The oldest properties date to the late 18th century (including the c. 1790 Samuel Dottridge House, now a local historical society museum), but saw its greatest development during the height of the area's maritime industry in the mid 19th century.

 

Eagle Pond

Eagle Pond

A perfect spot for reflection and inspiration, Eagle Pond in Cotuit offers extensive walking trails through the woods (dog friendly).  
The 151-acre Eagle Pond is the centerpiece of the Mary Barton Conservation Area and managed by the Mary Barton Land Trust with help from a dedicated team of volunteers.T

 

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Home field of the Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League.

 

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 Loop Bus

Hyannis Loop Bus

Running hourly through 4:00pm, the Hyannis Loop West will travel from the Hyannis Transportation Center down Main Street, North Street and West Main Street. 

It will continue south on Route 28 stopping at the Barnstable Senor Center before heading to Trinity Christian Academy, Village Green Apartments and all major shopping centers before heading back to the Hyannis Transproation Center. 

All Cape Cod RTA busses offer flag down service anywhere it is safe along all routes.

 

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.   

 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639.   His tomb stil sits in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family. 

Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop orLathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was among the first settlers of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called "Freedom of Religion"). This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people.

 

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

check out....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnstable,_Massachusetts 

http://kennedylegacytrail.com/

 

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.

 

Marstons Mills Walking Map

Marstons Mills Walking Map
 

Mid Cape Cultural Council

Mid Cape Cultural Council

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council promotes and supports the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit people in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth.

 

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!?

 

Osterville Farmers Market

Osterville Farmers Market

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Area farmers markets feature fresh locally grown fruits, veggies, meets, jellies, spices, baked goods, soaps, flowers and so many more home-crafted treats!

Every Friday, June -September, 9am-1pm 
Located on the campus of the Osterville Historical Museum, plenty of free parking. 
Osterville Farmers Market on Facebook

 

Osterville Historical Museum

Osterville Historical Museum

Home of the Crosby Boats the Osterville Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch and in the summer farmer's market every Friday morning.
 

 

Osterville Walking Tour

Osterville Walking Tour
 

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand

Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 13, 2017 5-7PM - pre show entertainment begins at 1 PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion Application

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion Application

Art Visits Nature at Sandy Neck Beach, excursions out to the house at the halfway point!
2017 dates include:

day trips 9:00am-3:00pm.  Sunset trips 2pm with return after sunset:

May 5, September 8, September 22, October 13, October 20

May 19 (2:30-8:30pm), September 10 (1:30-7:30pm), September 24 (2:00-7:00pm), October 15 (12:30-6:30pm), October 22 (12:30-6:30pm) 

 

Sandy Neck Beach trails

Sandy Neck Beach trails

SNB is a six-mile long coastal barrier beach featuring hiking trails along the shoreline and salt marsh, offering spectacular views and memories. Immerse yourself in a living museum and catch sign of toads, turtles and other wildlife. Available activities include hiking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and camping, as well as the Sandy Neck Beach Halfway House

 

Shellfishing

Shellfishing

Town of Barnstable Shellfishing Resources and Regulations

 

Shellfishing Mentoring Program

Shellfishing Mentoring Program

The BARS Shellfish Mentoring Program began in 2004 by assisting Barnstable Natural Resources with their Clamming for Kids classes. Group classes were scheduled and opened to the general public. Lessons were given on how to shellfish for quahogs, steamer clams, razor clams, mussels, and oysters.

 

Tales of Cape Cod

One of the first organizations in the country to preserve oral history, via the tape recording of interviews with old time Cape Codders. Tales of Cape Cod preserves and disseminates Cape Cod's unique history in many ways including special events held throughout the year, historical lectures, and re-enactments.

 

W.F. Jones House, Museum and Research Facility, Home of the Barnstable Historical Society

Repository for all things Barnstable history.

 

Walkway to the Sea

Walkway to the Sea

In the heart of Hyannis HyArts Cultural District you can 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!  In the District there are various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis.

A few hundred yards off Main Street is the grandeur of the ocean, the source of so much of Cape Cod's past and present prosperity.  The wave-patterned brick path winds from Main Street at the Village Green all the way down to Bismore Park on Ocean St. and the Hyannis Harbor.

At Aselton Park (corner of South and Ocean Streets) are colorful art installations of lobste buoys. (April-November).  Aselton Park hosts free musical and theatrical performances during the summer months.  Enjoy the view, soft grass and space to sit and reflect.  Past Aselto, the walkway ends at Bismore Park where you will see and the famous Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties.  Juried artists and artisans rent these seaside studios as both work space and selling arenas.  (May-October)

 

Upcoming events in Public Art

Be sure to check out the arts and cultural happenings in all seven villages.