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

Art Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Shanties at Hyannis Harbor
Click here for the  2015 participating artists

The 2016 season begins Friday, May 13th, 2016.   

Weekends Friday-Sunday, and Monday, Memorial Day, May 13th, through Sunday, June 19th, 2016.
Seven days a week, beginning June 20, 2016: 11:00am-at least 8:00pm
Seven days a week, September 5th, Labor Day through Columbus Day, October 10th, 11:00am-at least 6:00pm

Each year, this popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature. A visit to the artist shanties guarantees a cultural experience that is unmatched.
This is a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod artists and watch them work along the inspiring backdrop of Hyannis Harbor.

Works vary and include photography; painting (acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, etc.); handmade jewelry from metals, gemstones, glass, beach stones and more; ceramics; mosaics; mariner knot work; wood carving; tapestry; fiber art and much more.

Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor.  Stroll the boardwalk and visit artists, even have a picnic in the park. 
There is no fee to browse but if you enjoy fine handmade local products or giving them as gifts, it’s a terrific place to shop.
There are plenty of waterfront restaurants at the harbor and many more right along Main Street.

If you are an artist or artisan whose primary residence is on Cape Cod and interested in a unique opportunity to showcase your handmade arts & crafts, complete the application on the home page. More information on the program is available by clicking here.

For more information contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 508-862-4767 or at