Guyer Barn

The Guyer Barn, a one and a half story story wood frame barn, was originally an outbuilding for a residential property in 1865.

It was converted into an art gallery and is now a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. The Guyer Barn is a community art space for black box theater productions, exhibits, classes, and workshops where visitors gather year round.

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The New Classics Company

In Residence at Guyer Barn, Friday Evenings

The New Classics Company is a live theatre production company established in the summer of 2013 by Brett Burkhardt, Matt Kohler, and Justin Jay GrayIn the last 6 years, New Classics has become a staple in the Hyannis Community, bringing to light full-length original plays, improv comedy shows, local music, play festivals, educational workshops, stage readings, and many other free events.


Guyer Barn is located at 250 South Street, Hyannis MA on the HyArts Campus

Adjacent to Barnstable Town Hall parking lot, the Barn is accessible from Main Street, Hyannis through the Public Parking lot access, directly after JFK Museum and before Hyannis Public Library.

The barn is open various hours, year round.  You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops.



50 Pearl St

50 Pearl Street was constructed in 1830 as a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists, playwrights, and poets who congregated at the home for lively readings. Nautical-themed original Vernon Coleman murals decorate the basement walls.  In 2007, the Town of Barnstable purchased the property and completed extensive renovations, turning it into gallery and studio space.

Today the space is home to The Cordial Eye.


The Cordial Eye is located at 50 Pearl St, Hyannis MA on the HyArts Campus

Summer program hours:

Also open by appointment: text __________ or


Bass River Pottery, 50 Pearl St

When the Town purchased 50 Pearl in 2007, it included a former detached garage on the property which was converted into a potting studio. That studio is now Bass River Pottery which is the work of local potter Jeanmarie O’Clair.  Her work includes sgraffito work, functional stoneware, whimsical sculpture and hand cut artisan tiles along with her original Mermaid Mug and Sea Shell Earring bowls.


Bass River Pottery is located at 50 Pearl St, Hyannis MA on the HyArts Campus

No set hours at this time.  You may find the studio open by chance when when red barn doors are open.  For more information visit www.bassriverpottery.com


Mellissa Morris, Artist in Residence at Studio 46

46 Pearl Street is a renovated and restored 1920 Colonial Revival style bungalow which was converted into an artist’s live/work studio in 2007. The house was once owned by John Marcoux and two teachers from the old Hyannis Normal School resided there. Prior to the town purchase, former owner Jan Girardi turned it into a modeling agency.  Artist Sarah Holl was the town’s first artist-in-residence to occupy the space. The HyArts Campus Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for an artist to rent a professional working studio space and gallery space in downtown Hyannis. This program is one of many arts oriented town programs contributing to a lively cultural destination where working artists engage with residents and visitors alike.

Mellissa Morris is the 2017-2019 Artist-In-Residence at Studio 46

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Riding on a Moon Beam, Mellissa Morris

Riding on a Moon Beam, Mellissa Morris

Mellissa Morris 

2017-2019 Artist-In-Residence at Studio 46

Mellissa Morris is an expressive abstract artist working with painting, collage, drawing and printmaking techniques.  Inspired by imagery from the natural world, Morris uses these images often as metaphors in her work, becoming archetypes for deeper and more meaningful expressions of her personal experiences and the means in which she explores the depths of her spirit.

Born and raised in Hyannis, Morris is the eldest daughter of seven children.  Graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Masters in Fine Arts painting, Mellissa teaches at the Cape Cod Art Association and Cape Cod Child Development offering creative art yoga classes and activities.  Mellissa is a musician as well, playing the ukulele and guitar. Mellissa also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Bunker Hill and Cape Cod Community College and is the co-owner of The Little Sandwich Shop on Main Street Hyannis.

Moon Beam, Mellissa Morris

Moon Beam, Mellissa Morris

Self Portrait, Mellissa Morris

Self Portrait, Mellissa Morris

Studio 46 is located at 46 Pearl St, Hyannis MAon the HyArts Campus.

Artist in Residence Mellissa Morris opens her studio to the public:

Open by chance when the Open flag is out

Also open by appointment: mellissa@mellissamorris.com