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

HyArts Artist Shanties

Call to artists for the 2018 HyArts Shanty program:  FIRST deadline October 27, 2017

Click Here for 2018 HyArts Shanty Application

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.


At Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor

shanty guest

Thank You For a Wonderful 2017 Season!

The HyArts Shanties are now closed for the season and will return in May 2018.  Can't stop thinking about a piece you saw or want to get in touch with an artist you chatted with?  Find them on our List of 2018 Shanty Artists page!


For more information on the HyArts Shanty Program and to apply:

About HyArts Artist Shanties


Stroll along Hyannis Harbor and meet Cape Cod artists working and selling their art.  This year's artists work in a wide variety of media including: 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.

Each year, this popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature. Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor strolling the boardwalk, visiting artists, listening to live music, and even 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.