“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.

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