“Local Summer” in the Town of Barnstable
Fall is 'local summer' around town and residents and visitors to the area will discover an endless list of activities to choose from indoors and out. Stroll through seaside artist shanties with Cape Cod artists and artisans selling their wares; picnic along the harbor while listening to live music, or spend the day in any one of the seven villages in the town of Barnstable for a wide variety of walks, talks, museums, theater, festivals and other special events. Every day year-round 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.
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.
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.