Artist Resources

Opportunities for artists in the Town of Barnstable and across the Cape.
If you have a call for art you'd like to share please contact Arts & Culture Coordinator Melissa Hersh at


Calls for Art

HyArts Shanties - 2019 Season

Selling opportunity for Artists and Artisans from Cape Cod are invited to participate.  Be a part of the artist community in two outdoor venue locations in the heart of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, between Main Street & Hyannis Harbor. Applications are accepted (all juried) on a rolling basis, in order received until all spots are filled.   Applications received by 4th Friday in October (Oct 26th, 2018) will be considered for first round of placement. Applications continue to be received and applicants reviewed for all remaining spots, until filled.

2019 HyArts Shanty Season Application

Call for artists and craftspeople to teach at the Barnstable Senior Center

The Barnstable Senior Center is now open evenings, and is seeking teachers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. If you have an idea for a class, please call our activities coordinator, Susan Griffin, at 508-862-4761.

MidCape Cultural Council Announces Call for Artists

Outdoor sculpture proposal sought for Discovery Walk in Hyannis location

July 31, 2018  (Hyannis, MA) – The Mid-Cape Cultural Council (MCCC), in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, is working on a project to create the HyArts Discovery Walk, a series of interactive outdoor sculptures near and on the Hyannis waterfront, and is announcing a call for artists. The submission deadline is September 30, 2018 and the selected sculpture will be announced by October 31, 2018.

Marilyn Heberling, MCCC Chair and co-owner of Main Street store Directions Clothing & Arts Emporium, said, “The HyArts Discovery Walk is intended to reflect the natural beauty of Hyannis Harbor and improve visitors’ and residents’ enjoyment of the Harbor and downtown area. Two sculptures are in progress, and we are seeking a third to round out the Walk.”

If selected, artists may be asked to participate in making presentations, and the Town may use the designs to promote the project.  The MCCC has raised funds to cover artist fees, fabrication and installation of the artwork (approx. $2500-$5000 per installation). Artworks must be completely installed by fall 2019 for year-round, permanent exhibit.

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Art Studio Available

Gallery Artrio in downtown Hyannis has studio space available on the second floor. Approximately 12 x 12 with a small alcove. Shared bathroom. Must be in 'creative arts economy": writer, artist/artisan. Shared bathroom with 2 other studios. $275 includes all utilities and WiFi. Parking available. This is a working space not a live-in. For more information or to see the space, email Kathy Edmonston:



HyArts Artist Shanties

Unique affordable studio and gallery space for local artists
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Guyer Barn

Community space for exhibitions, classes, workshops, meetings, performances
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Studio 46 Artist in Residence

Live/work studio on the HyArts Campus
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Old Selectmen's Building

Public art venue in a restored Victorian historic building
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Main Street
Artist Market

Artist collective in downtown Hyannis
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Artwork on Loan

Opportunity for artists to display their work on the walls of the meeting rooms in Barnstable Town Hall.  For more information contact:


Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions for artists to Sandy Neck.
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Bridgewater State

Cape Cod Community College Center for Corporate and Professional Education   

Business Support:

Business Barnstable

Coastal Community Capital Group

Community Development Partnership