Hyannis HyArts Shanty Applications Available

posted by Walt Perkins - 

The Town of Barnstable is now accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in taking part in the 2018 Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Artist Shanty program.

In addition to the shanties located in the HyArts Cultural District at Bismore Park on Ocean Street, a new location has been added at the Harbor Overlook, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the corner of South and Ocean Streets, overlooking Aselton Park.

Artists will be juried as applications are received and applications are accepted on a rolling basis for remaining spots for the 2018 season.

Applications can be downloaded from here.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors.

The shanties are open weekends May through mid-June and then seven days a week through Columbus Day in October. The Harbor Overlook shanties will remain open weekends, October through December, 2018. 

Work is handmade or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod. A variety of work is represented including jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, woodcarving, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work, literary art, mixed media, and more.

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