The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.

About HyArts

Hyannis HyArts Cultural District

Recognizing the importance of the arts in a vibrant community, the Town of Barnstable established the HyArts (Hyannis Arts) District to enhance and enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors by coordinating and supporting activities promoting arts and culture.

The Town has partnered with many local and regional arts organizations to establish the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District as a regional center for the creative and performing arts.
Collaborations include: the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cape Cod Art Association, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, JFK Museum, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Barnstable.

Hyannis HyArts Cultural District history:

Prior to the creating of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the Town of Barnstable introduced the Hyannis HyARTS artist shanties at Hyannis Harbor in the summer of 2005, providing a unique, affordable harbor-front location for our local artists to create and sell their work. 
This program was widely acclaimed as a welcome addition to Hyannis Harbor and continues today to be well received by Cape residents, visitors, and the arts and culture community.

The Town’s arts program has also expanded over the years, thanks to the Hyannis HyARTS Campus, a grouping of town owned properties at the corner of Pearl and South Streets in Hyannis, including the Guyer Barn,  Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery @ 50 Pearl and artist live/work space.  In addition, Barnstable has actively pursued and initiated the installation of various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis, creating the HyArts DISTRICT’s beautiful Walkway to the Sea. The Town expanded in 2006 to include the performing arts. The Performing Arts program provides family entertainment around downtwon Hyannis including at Bismore Park/Artist Shanites, Hyannis Village Green and at Aselton Park, a beautiful waterfront location on Hyannis harbor.

Visit the numerous speciality shops and restaurants along Main Street Hyannis, featuring galleries, speciality shops, venues with musical offerings and more!  And for fortification, over 45 restaurants!  Many galleries and shops featuring local artists are listed below.  
For a full list and map of Main Street Hyannis, visit on line at

Allium-558 Main
Bee and Blossom-645 Main
Bead Emporium-548 Main
Black Pearl Tattoo studio and gallery-509 Main
Black Whale Gallery-349 Main
Cellar Leather-578 Main

Mrs. Mitchell's on Main-362 Main
Mrs. M's Summer House-545 Main
Red Fish, Blue Fish-374 Main
Seaside Selections-370 Main
SoHo Arts Company-342 Main
Spilt Milk Tattoo-550 Main
The Mykonos-245 Main
Jennifer Lynch Photography-397 Main
Studio By The Sea-292 Main
Silver Seahorse-382 Main
Diamond Perfections-422 Main

The Little Beach Gallery-539 Main
Poor Man's Art Gallery-628 Main
Kennedy Gallery and Studios-574 Main
Beech Tree Gallery-551 Main
Seaporium -645 Main 

Beyond HyArts: Town of Barnstable Villages

Hyannis is the largest of seven thriving villages that make up the Town of Barnstable, one of fifteen towns that make up Barnstable County, on Cape Cod. Each of our seven villages has its own unique ambiance, cultural history, and vibrant arts community. The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District supports and promotes the venues and events that showcase the talent and creativity of our sister villages, and the extended Cape Cod arts community.

Other Cultural Disticts

If you've enjoyed the Barnstable and Hyannis Cultural Districts, we recommend exploring other nearby cultural districts:

Aquinnah Circle Cultural & Historic District, Aquinnah
New Bedford Cultural District, New Bedford
Nantucket Cultural District, Nantucket
Orleans Village Center Cultural District, Orleans
Plymouth Bay Cultural District, Plymouth
Glass Town Cultural District, Sandwich
Scituate Harbor Cultural District, Scituate
Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District, Vineyard Haven