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 2015 season begins Friday, May 15, 2015.    Apply now-applications available on the home page. 

Weekends Friday-Sunday, and Monday, Memorial Day, May 15th, 2014 through June 21, 2014.
Seven days a week, beginning June 22nd: 11:00am-at least 8:00pm
Seven days a week, September 7th-27th, 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 arts and crafts 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’re 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.  
Please contact Melissa Hersh, 508-862-4767 or with additional questions.

A Special Thanks to our Partners & Supporters

This program continues with support from our Hyannis HyArts Cultural District partners including  the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA), the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. For more information contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 508-862-4767 or at