Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions

Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum!

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?

This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician or writer who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?

Trips are often scheduled for fall weekends as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, trip times vary.

How do I sign up?

Complete the application form and submit to the Cape Cod Art Center.
Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
A maximum of eight people can be transported out to the cabin for a day.
Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.

If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the House at the Halfway Point. All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.

FEES: Cost for the excursion are noted below. Should the trip need to be cancelled by the Cape Cod Art Center participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a full refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within the two weeks of the excursion will only receive a refund if the spot is able to be filled, and if able to refund, would be charged a processing fee of $25.00.

Mail your application to:

    P.O. Box 85 Barnstable, MA  02630

  • email your completed application to:

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls Gallery Manager, Cape Cod Art Center

  • Melissa Chartrand, Arts & Culture Coordinator

    •  508-862-4767,


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2022 DATES:

May 14, Saturday, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

May 22, Sunday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

June 4, Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

June 12, Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

September 17, Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

September 25, Sunday, 1:30 pm-6:30 pm

October 1, Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

October 16, Sunday, 12:00-6:00 pm