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

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor

2017 participating artists (alphabetical order)  and find artists by the week

The shanties will open for the 2017 season on Friday, May 5th, 2017!   

Weekends Friday-Sunday, and Monday, Memorial Day, May 5th, through Sunday, June 11th, 2017.
Seven days a week, beginning June 12, 2017: 11:00am-at least 8:00pm
Seven days a week, September 4th, Labor Day through Columbus Day, October 9th, 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

Call to artists for the 2017 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program:

Each year, the first deadline for the season is the 4th Friday in October. 
After this date, applications WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS and those juried into the program will be able to participate in the current season if any open spots or placed on a waiting list.
Click HERE for an application.   Click HERE for additional information about the program.