New this year, two locations! Bismore Park & Hyannis Harbor Overlook, corner of South and Ocean along the Walkway-to-the-Sea. Applications available on line at www.ArtsBarnstable.com
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. Artist shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis and NEW this season, three additional shanties at the Harbor Overlook, 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 opportunity to connect visitors walking from Main Street to the Harbor front with local artists. And for artists and artisans it provides increased exposure and selling opportunities in affordable, highly visible studio space.
Artists will be juried as applications are received and applications are accepted on a rolling basis for remaining spots for the 2018 season. Spots are filled based on need and availability.
Applications can be downloaded from www.ArtsBarnstable.com.
The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related 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 in October. The Harbor Overlook shanties will remain open weekends, October through December, 2018. 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 Center, Main Street Business Improvement District (Main Street BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Greater Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.