Located in the northwest part of town, West Barnstable is mostly residential and historic.   The small village center falls between Route 6A  and Route 6 along Route 149. The village includes the 1717 Congregational meetinghouse, Whelden Library, Meeting House Farm, the West Barnstable Train Station and the largest beach in the town, Sandy Neck Beach, a six mile barrier beach.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries a number of Finnish immigrants settled here, and, to this day, the eastern side of the village is known as "Finn Town", while the area near the West Barnstable Train Station is known as "Shark City" reputedly because of the card sharks who hung out there.  Also a part of the village are Cape Cod Community College and the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music, Art, Drama & Dance.   

1717 West Parish Meetinghouse

Town meetings were held at the Meetinghouse here for over 130 years and the West Parish Church has met here since 1719.  
America's early statesmen planned local strategies during the Revoluntionay War and the War of 1812 and patriots James Otis, Jr, and Mercy Otis Warren were both educated here. 

The Meetinghouse is open to the public during the summer and any other time by appointment.  It is a place to meet and learn.  Events are scheduled throughout the year.

 

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
 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

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

 

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)

In 1989, when the Old Selectmen's Building turned 100 years old, the Historical Society of the Town of Barnstable leased the building from the Town and restored it to usable condition This was a labor of love for all involved and completely funded by private donations. The Historical Commission is pleased to have the Historical Society use this unique Victorian structure, now on the National Historic Register, for art exhibits.

Volunteer Coordinator: Diane Ross
Email Diane at:  dfross24@hotmail.com

For FAQ's and submission form, click here.

Address:   2311 Meeting House Way, West Barnstable 
(to park, enter West Barnstable Community Building's parking lot and drive past playground)

 

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion Application

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

2017 dates to be announced soon

 

West Barnstable 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.

 

West Barnstable Railroad Station and Museum

The West Barnstable Railway Station and Museum celebrates the promotion and preservation of railroad transportation history. Visit the station and take a scenic train ride.

The station is the headquarters of the Cape Cod Chapter, National Railway Historical Society.  

All Aboard!

 

Whelden Library (West Barnstable)

Features an extensive Cape Cod collection with an emphasis on the local Finnish population and a Barnstable Beekeepers section.

 

Upcoming events in West Barnstable

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

150 Years of Reading Great Books

150 Years of Reading Great Books

February 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Sturgis Library first opened its doors for business in August 1867, making 2017 our 150th anniversary.  As part of our celebration, our winter literary discussion program will focus on books of note from the past 150 years. 
Anne Speyer, editor, library director and teacher, will lead a discussion of selections from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. 
When the first edition of Walt Whitman’s anthology Leaves of Grass burst onto the literary scene in 1855, it not only changed forever the shape of poetry but also revolutionized its content.  Shocking to American nineteenth century sensibilities—and it surely shocked many staid Cape Codders—Whitman celebrated everything about being human and being alive: our bodies and emotions, our work and our play, our desires and our diversity.
This program is free, but registration is required

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main St. (Route 6A) Barnstable Village

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

ARTIST’S VISIONS Open Juried Exhibit and Sale February 13-March 12

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

February 13-March 12
Reception: Thursday, February 16 from 5-7PM
Show us your unique style and vision. The sky is the limit.
Any interpretation of theme will be considered.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

Off the Wall Party and Fundraiser

Off the Wall Party and Fundraiser

March 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Off the Wall Party and Fundraiser. Sale of 8” by 10” Artwork.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630

Lighting is Key Photography Exhibit March 20-April 9

Lighting is Key Photography Exhibit March 20-April 9

March 20, 2017 9:00 am

Lighting is key for producing exciting images. It not only illuminates your subject, but with it you can invoke emotion, create atmosphere and tell your story. Visit Cape Cod Art Association between March 20 and April 9 to view this photography exhibit.

 

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

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

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

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