FALL FUN DAYS AT Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties October 13 -October 15, 2023
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Hyannis Harbor * two locations along Ocean Street * 12 seaside studios * Hyannis
Bismore Park and Harbor Overlook
FREE Parking in Barnstable Town Hall parking lot
WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT 13 to OCT 15:
Meet Cape Cod artists all weekend in BOTH locations 11:00am to 4:00pm
HARBOR OVERLOOK LOCATION
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY CHECK OUT THE EXTRA FUN!
SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 2023
Pumpkin decorating with sticker sheets
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ LIBRARY shanty with free books and coloring sheets
MEA critter van: Saturday, Oct 14: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Curious to learn more about your local wildlife? Come see Natural Resource’s extensive taxidermy collection and “talk turkey” with Senior Natural Resource Officer Amy Croteau about the habits and life histories of some of Cape Cod’s resident and seasonal visiting wildlife.
Cape Cod Maritime Touch Tank: Saturday, Oct. 14: 10am – 2pm
Cape Cod Maritime Museum will have a touch tank with local critters from Cape Cod waters, knot tying stations and coloring pages. Visit the table and then bring your coloring page to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum for free entry for the budding artist!
Sarah Thornington POP UP: Saturday, Oct 14: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sarah Thornington, marine-debris and conservation artist, will be at the Harbor Overlook with her ‘Now You See Me’ exhibit. Sarah has created sculptures of three local endangered species from marine-debris she has cleaned off local beaches. From the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, to the state endangered Eastern Spadefoot Toad, to everyone’s favorite the near threatened Piping Plover. Come learn about each species, why they’re endangered, how you can help them and be better stewards of the planet.
SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2023
Family Fun Game zone, Sunday, Noon to 3:00pm
Pumpkin decorating with sticker sheets
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ LIBRARY shanty with free books and coloring sheets.
AND, Sunday, October 15, 2023 come to Harbor Overlook AND also visit Hyannis Open Streets (noon to 4pm) along Main Street Hyannis and Hyannis Village Green for tons of family fun! More info here: https://hyannisopenstreets.com/
PARK AND WALK: It is easy to spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, free and metered parking lots are steps away from Main Street & Hyannis Harbor. Visit the artist shanties, Main Street Hyannis, museums, shops, restaurants and more, all walkable from the surrounding public parking.
Closing time varies, spring dates until 6:00pm and at least 8:00pm in July & August
Artists frequently open early and stay late!
MAY AND JUNE weekends:
Friday through Sunday, May 19 through June 18, 2023:
11:00 am – at least 6:00 pm & open Monday, Memorial Day
JUNE – AUGUST, seven days a week:
Seven days a week: June 19 through August 27, 2023:
11:00am at least 6:00pm, June AND at least 8:00 pm, July & August
SEPTEMBER, five days a week:
Thursday through Monday, August 31 through September 25, 2023:
11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29 – Oct 22, 2023:
11:00am at least 4:00pm
NOVEMBER SPECIAL EVENT:
Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook
November 24, 25, 2023: 11:00am – 3:00pm
“Let the Wild Rumpus Start, Where the Wild Things Are” themed shanty.
FREE coloring pages, crayons and kids books!
There’s something to please even the most mischievous Max!
Visitors will find something handmade, hand designed or hand crafted by local artists in two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean Street and Bismore Park, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis.
A must stop on your way to or from Main Street (where you will find over 40 restaurants and 120 locally owned shops) you will discover Cape Cod artists working and selling their hand-made, crafted and designed wares. Work includes a variety of media, everything from ceramics, mosaics, and wood turning to fiber art, paintings, jewelry, photography and more. There is no fee to browse and of course if purchases are made it is a fabulous way to shop local and support the creative economy.
The shanties are named for the town’s seven villages and each shanty at Bismore Park features past and present images of the villages.
The Harbor Overlook shanties are named for town beaches.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The program, which first started in 2005 with just 11 artists, has expanded to now include up to 100 artists who rotate throughout the season, displaying their work at two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea. The Town run artist shanty program provides affordable rental space for Cape Cod artists and artisans to work and sell at these “seaside studios”.
This program provides prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other artists and meet visitors from around the region and the world.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.