Cape Cod Summer in the Town of Barnstable

Stroll through seaside artist shanties and take home local artwork, picnic along the harbor while listening to live music, or spend the day at one of Barnstable's outdoor festivals or special events. The summer season is in full swing and every day is an art-full day!

HyArts Artist Shanties




Visit One of Our Cultural Districts

Hyannis and Barnstable Village both have state designated cultural districts that attract artists, foster local cultural development, encourage business and job creation, preserve historic buildings, and further establish the Town of Barnstable as a tourist destination.

barnstable village
cultural district

A historic village with modern twist, there is plenty to do in the Barnstable Village Cultural District, a charming seaside village on the north side of Barnstable. A balance between colonial history and 21st century flair, the district is filled with historical buildings, quaint shops, working artist studios and galleries, locally-owned shops, musical and theater groups, and restaurants. 


Hyannis Hyarts
cultural district

The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District in downtown Hyannis is home to local artists with seaside shanties, year round artist studios and galleries, open studios, festivals, concerts, theatrical performances, classes and workshops, self-guided walks and so much more, year round! Every day is an art-FULL day with plenty to see and do to keep you active and entertained every day.


Explore Barnstable

Are you an Artist? 

Opportunities for artists in the Town of Barnstable and across the Cape


Town of Barnstable & Our Community Partners