A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown 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 Writer’s Center

The mission of the Cape Cod Writers Center is to assist published and aspiring writers of all genres, abilities and ages to develop their writing skills and learn the business of editing, publishing and publicizing; to publicize authors and their works; to provide opportunities for writers to congregate for inspiration, education, and networking; and to introduce readers to authors and their work.

 

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts

"Do it at Cotuit"-Educate, Entertain, Illuminate, Inspire:  Offering a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions, Cotuit Center for the Arts has established itself as a great place to celebrate the arts in a most unique nauticaly inspired venue. Located on Route 28 (4404 Falmouth Road, 508-428-0669), the center has on-going, year round theatrical productions, art exhibits, classes, programs, workshops and concerts.

 

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center offers a wide range of events and programs related to Exhibition, Education, and Entertainment.

 

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

 

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.

 

Old Selectmen’s Building

Old Selectmen’s Building

Old Selectmen's Building Art Gallery supports local artist exhibit; on display June through November.
Route 149 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable; Gallery phone number (answered when artists are in the building):  508-548-6462

Celebrate this public art venue with support from award winning artists & new emerging artists.
Open Late Spring Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sun. Noon to 4pm thru November (Free Admission)

Email Diane at:  dfross24@hotmail.com

 

Upcoming events in Programs & Centers

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

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

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

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