The Town of Barnstable is currently accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2018 Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Artist Shanty program.
Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season: for 2018, first round applications are due Friday, October 27, 2017. Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2018 season and will be filled based on need and availability.
Applications can be downloaded from the home page at www.HyArtsDistrict.com.
Artist shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis and NEW for the 2018 season, three shanties will be located along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the corner of South and Ocean Street, overlooking Aselton Park, Hyannis.
Expansion of the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program creates an additional attraction for visitors walking from Main Street to Hyannis Harbor through the Hyannis Village Green along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, and provides affordable incubator space and increased exposure for local artists and artisans.
The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts oriented strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The shanties are open weekends May through mid-June and then seven days a week through Columbus Day. The new shanties will have extended weekends in the fall. Work is handmade or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod. A variety of work is represented including jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, woodcarving, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work, literary art, mixed media, and more.
This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, and its Cultural District partners including the Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA), Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Greater Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.