Holiday events at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties & Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus!

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Harbor Overlook-Artist Shanties Holiday Market -Saturday Dec 1st & Sun Dec 2nd!

Sat, Dec 1, 2018: 10:00 AM  to 4:00pm, during the Hyannis Main Street Stroll AND Sun, Dec 2, 2018: 9:00am -1:00 PM

Find unique and festive items at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanty Maker-Artist Market!
Free Cape Cod Coffee, hot chocolate, delicious cookies and craft table for the kids!
Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties, 51 Ocean Street (corner of South  & Ocean St)

Some of the artists featured:

Kathi Taylor: KatCo Creations

Kathi loves rich color and design and works in a variety of media to create her art and products - from photography to her latest exploration in textiles. Her background in traditional printmaking and graphic design influences her style from whimsical drawings to abstract works. She enjoys combining lots of techniques including digital, watercolor, acrylic, scratchboard, drawing, photography, mosaics. In addition to her framed art, she now has a line of products with her original designs including tea towels, baby and kids clothes, women's t-shirts, sachets, and pillows. She also has several products with her new holiday designs.

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Gail Maciorowski: Brewster Avenue

Gail has been a crafter since her mother and grandmother taught her to knit at 6 yrs old. Her brave mother allowed her to sew on mom’s brand new sewing machine at that tender age too! Doll clothes, pocketbooks for very gracious friends all followed. Girl Scouts and 4H projects helped hone a skill. Working with leather in high school sealed the deal. Gail now works with textile, leather, and other mediums to produce design and decor for the coastal home. Ornaments, garlands, wreaths, bags, and so much more.


A lifetime, award winning seamstress who has created a line of easy dressing for babies and kids of all sizes. Her past sewing journeys have taken her to the creation of Moto-Cross leather bike racing suits to creating stuffed animals from hand-woven fabric, upholstery, and costumes.  When raising her own children, she devised a way to send them to their rooms and allow them to choose and dress themselves with one, easy zip. When folks started to notice these colorful outfits with their ease and simplicity, Becky got very busy! Parents love it, teachers love it, caregivers love it! Easy Peasy Kid’s Apparel.


A 40 year veteran of basket-making, Mickey teaches basketry and sells baskets as a career. She transitioned into Nantucket Basket making twenty years ago. She collects Nantucket molds, and actively uses antique molds made from the masts of sailing vessels. Another of Mickey’s passions is stained glass. As a youngster, Mickey would help her aunt, after school, at her stained glass studio and retail store. Mickey’s work is impeccable and hangs in many Massachusetts homes and businesses.

Debra Dunphy is a talented and prolific artist who works in many mediums including oil, colored pencil, and, occasionally, watercolor. Debra is a saught after artist whose commission work has taken her across the nation. Her coastal and ski landscapes fill galleries and attract a crowd.

HyArts Campus-Open House-Sat, Dec 1st, 5:00pm-7:00pm

At the corner of South and Pearl Street —Complementary parking in Town Hall parking lot.

Gallery Artrio * Guyer Barn * Bass River Pottery * Studio 46

 Get in the spirit at Gallery Artrio holiday reception! “Port & Sherry Tasting” Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Get in the spirit at Gallery Artrio holiday reception! “Port & Sherry Tasting” Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Gallery Artrio:
Gallery Artrio in downtown Hyannis and Cape Cod Package Store of Centerville get in the spirit with a holiday reception at the gallery. The evening features a “Port Tasting” presentation with Diane Slater, wine expert and artist extraordinaire.  Learn how to put a noble last note on your evening with friends. The event also features a tasty selection of special works and jewelry by the gallery artists Diane Slater from Cape Cod Package Store and Gallery Artrio artist will be your guide for the seminar.  The “Port Tasting” will be 5:30pm – 6:15pm only, so make sure you arrive early. The reception continues to 7:00 with light refreshments.

Guyer Barn: Have you ever wanted to play a game where everything is made up and the points don’t matter? Now’s your chance! Come see New Classics Company’s very own improv troupe perform a special holiday show from 5 -7pm! Pop in and share some laughs. Enjoy an evening of laughs, fun and silliness all made up on the spot before your eyes!

Bass River Pottery and Studio 46: Check out their studios and see what they have created this year.

“Art-FULL days” in the Town of Barnstable

Residents and visitors to the area will discover an endless list of activities to choose from indoors and out, all around town. In the
Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, stroll through seaside artist shanties with Cape Cod artists and artisans selling their wares every May through October and look for special holiday events at the artist shanty Harbor Overlook location. 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.

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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. 


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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.


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