Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

 

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties:
Opening day, May 17, 2024
12 colorful seaside shanties in two beautiful and breezy spots along the Walkway-to-the-Sea from Hyannis Main Street to Hyannis Harbor.

Always open from 11:00am.

Artists frequently come in early and stay late beyond set program hours.

Artists change weekly.

 

 


A must stop throughout the season!
Work is hand-made, designed or crafted. Meet Cape Cod creatives in the heart of Hyannis’ working waterfront. Discover an ever changing array of artwork. Over 85 artists participate all season!

2024 HOURS & DATES:
*Hours/days subject to change up until April 15, 2024

SPRING WEEKENDS:
May 17 - June 16 Fri-Sun; 11:00am-6:00pm * Open Memorial Day Monday
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK:
June 17 - June 30 Mon-Sun; 11:00am-6:00pm
July 1 - Sept. 2 Mon-Sun; 11:00am-8:00pm *Open Labor Day Monday
FIVE DAYS A WEEK:
Sept. 5 - Sept. 30 Thurs - Mon; 11:00am-6:00pm
FALL WEEKENDS:
10/4- 10/20 Fri-Sun; 11:00am-4:00pm
Black Friday/Shop Local Saturday Fri. 11/29 & Sat. 11/30 11:00am -3:00pm Sweetacular Soiree at Gingerbread Lane at HARBOR OVERLOOK

Music and more: Local musicians share their talents throughout the season plus family game zones and more. Check out the events calendar for all the fun!

Cost: FREE TO BROWSE!
The HyArts Artist Shanties are free to browse. Most artists accept either cash or credit card, but each has their own policies so be prepared.

Public Restrooms:
Bismore Park:
Located in the large white building, which houses the Dockmaster's Office and the Town of Barnstable Welcome Center.

Harbor Overlook:
Located in the Barnstable Town Hall Parking Lot - next to the School Admin Building and side entrance to Hyannis Village Green.

Food & Drink: 
Over 40 restaurants along Hyannis Main Street & several at Hyannis Harbor. Bismore Park and Harbor Overlook have picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and plenty of grass for spreading a picnic blanket.

Discover Barnstable:
The Bismore Park Shanties are named for the town's seven villages and each shanty exterior features past and present images of the town of Barnstable's seven villages.

The Harbor Overlook shanties are named for some of the Town of Barnstable public beaches: Sandy Neck Beach, Craigville and Keyes. 

SNACK SHACK AT THE HARBOR OVERLOOK!  

Food vendors pop up in the Snack Shack all season offering a variety of tastes and treats!

Interested in being a vendor at the Snack Shack?
Click here for more information: 

2024 Participating Vendors
This section will be updated throughout the season as vendors are approved. 

 

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

Directions:

Harbor Overlook   51 Ocean Street. Hyannis
Bismore Park        180 Ocean Street, Hyannis

Visitor Parking:
Park and Walk! Get your steps in with ease, all the sites and sounds in HyArts Cultural District are just steps away from the Town Hall free (up to six hours) parking lot as well as the metered lots in the HyArts Cultural District.

Free Public Parking:

Metered Public Parking:
Ocean Street Parking Lot, Bismore Park Parking Lot and Street Spaces

More Parking Information Including Locations, Hours, Costs: Town of Barnstable Parking Management

Sweetacular Soiree on Gingerbread Lane!

2024_EVENT_AB_Sweetacular Soiree Gingerbread Lane image 2024

Weekly Schedule: Click 'more details' to see hours and artists each week:

  • May 17 @ 11:00 am - May 19 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • May 24 @ 11:00 am - May 27 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • May 31 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • June 7 @ 11:00 am - June 9 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • June 14 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • June 17 @ 11:00 am - June 23 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • June 24 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 6:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • July 1 @ 11:00 am - July 7 @ 8:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • July 8 @ 11:00 am - July 14 @ 8:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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  • August 26 @ 11:00 am - September 1 @ 8:00 pm

    Hyannis HyARTS Artist Shanties

    Ocean Street
    Hyannis, Massachusetts

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Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program History and Mission

In 2005, the Town of Barnstable designed and built a boardwalk and installed seven artist shanties at Bismore Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis, to serve as affordable, unique work/gallery space for local artists and artisans.

In 2018, three more shanties were added to a second location steps away, the Harbor Overlook.

In 2019, an additional two sheds were added to the Harbor Overlook location bringing the current total of rental opportunities to 12 colorful shanties for artists to work and sell their wares in these 'seaside' studios.

The shanty program, an integral component of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District spring through fall program, has flourished and continues to grow each year, garnering overwhelmingly positive feedback from both the arts community and residents and visitors.

Since its inception this arts program has been a successful venue for participating artists.  In the first season, 11 artists participated in this artist incubator program, currently over 100 participate each year.

The program is designed to provide prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve their business, marketing and selling skills and meet visitors from around the region and the world.

Through prior funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Grant and programming support from our Hyannis HyArts Cultural District partners, hundreds of artists have enjoyed increased sales and recognition through their participation in the artist shanty program.

The success of this program continues today, and we thank local and regional media outlets and our cultural district partners including the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Cape Cod Art Center (CCAC), JFK Hyannis Museum, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Cape Cod RTA and value the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce promotional support.

 

Program Info for Current Shanty Artists