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

Studio 46 Work Space

Call for artists /members of the creative economy –artist residence/work space available for rent
46 Pearl Street-Hyannis HyArts Campus, downtown Hyannis

The Town of Barnstable is pleased to announce available artist residence/workspace for rent in the heart of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District at  46 Pearl Street on the Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus.

The Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus consists of town-owned properties providing artist living, work, gallery and community art space at the corner of Pearl and South Streets.

This is an opportunity for members of the creative economy to rent affordable residence/work space. 
Studio 46 Pearl is situated on a small arts campus setting, which includes a gallery, pottery studio and the Guyer Barn, a community art space.  Income limits apply. 

Property descripton and application below.  

Artists in all disciplines will be considered.

Submit application  via email to
Currently accepting application on a rolling basis.


2,357 sq ft total living space, two story building.
Upstairs includes three bedrooms; one full bath
Downstairs living area includes deck entrance, side door/mud room entrance, laundry, galley kitchen, dining area, front room for studio/work/sitting space.
Attached wooden deck.
Full, unfinished basement with in-house and bulkhead access.

The monthly rental fee is set based on annual income limits for tenants’ household.
It will consist of a monthly payment between $1,350 and $1,900 a month/plus utilities.
Documentation to support annual income will be required, including tax return.
Household income cannot exceed 100% of HUD area median income for Barnstable MSA:
>>1 person $47,5550    2 person $ 54,350     3 person $61.150     4 person $67,900 
Minimal lease commitment of one year required.  Extensions beyond this period will be considered.  Preference will be given to those working in the creative economy and use of space for the pursuit of ‘art’ as a profession.

The historic 1920 renovated and restored residential property at 46 Pearl Street, is a Colonial Revival style bungalow that was converted into an artist’s residence with studio space in 2007. 
The house was once owned by John Marcoux and two teachers from the old Hyannis Normal School resided there. Prior to the town purchase, former owner Jan Girardi turned it into a modeling agency.  Artist Sarah Holl was the town’s first artist-in-residence to occupy the space.    

46 Pearl is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Hyannis including steps away from Main Street and Hyannis Harbor.  The property is located on the Hyannis Hyarts Arts Campus which also includes a gallery at 50 Pearl and small pottery work studio (former garage for 50 Pearl).  50 Pearl was constructed in ca. 1825.  Known as the Captain Sidney Crowell House it houses nautical-themed original Vernon B. Coleman murals.  

The Guyer Barn originally an outbuilding for a residential property, this one and one-half story wood frame barn (1865-1906) was converted to an art gallery and is now a year round community art space for exhibits, classes, workshops and summer black-box theater productions.


46  Pearl Street Application Form:

Application and resume, submitted via email ONLY to:
Melissa Hersh, 
Currently accepting application on a rolling basis.

Name: __________________________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________

Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Website/Facebook: ______________________________________________________________________
Name of Business (if applicable):

Please describe any specific workspace needs-such as electrical requirements for woodworking tools, space for practice bar/mirror for dance practice, space for large weaving loom or other large equipment, etc:

On one, additional page, please provide a short introductory paragraph supported by specific ideas in outline/bullet format in response to the questions:  If selected as the Town’s Artist-in Residence, how would you contribute to the Hyannis HyArts Arts campus, the local artist community, and the public’s experience of the campus.

By way of introduction, please write a brief personal artist statement/vision and your thoughts on how you would engage the community in your art if selected for this live/work space.  Support your introduction with a bulleted list of specific examples, including your ideas for campus-wide programs/community engagement; plans for your use of the shared community art space (Guyer Barn) for workshops/other programs; ideas for how the outdoor space could be used to animate the campus; how your talents compliment the other artist activities and businesses on the campus; attracting and expanding the campus as a viable community destination and your thoughts on hosting a guest artist-in residence program.  

Signature: ________________________   Date: _________________


Aritst -in-residence program history:
Sarah Holl was the first artist-in-residence at 46 Pearl Street.   Currently her studio is  in Dennis, Massachusetts. 

Sarah Holl’s passion is evident in her vibrant, colorful paintings. She is an ardent and talented professional artist who has worked in both clay and paint for over 20 years. Sarah’s daily life revolves around art making and community involvement within the arts.  This combination of dedication and originality has allowed Sarah to carve an artistic path for herself marked by challenge and change, two defining ingredients for a successful career in the arts.