Art Shanties begin 6th season at Hyannis Harbor on opening day, May 22nd

Entertainment several days a week including music and free painting for kids
A family enjoys lunch on a beautiful day outside the shanties. Harbor Your Arts photo.

The Harbor your Arts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park are opening for the 2010 season Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11am. Over 55 Cape Cod artists are participating in the program this year!  This popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature.      

The shanties will open Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm through Sunday June 20, 2010.  Beginning Saturday, June 26th the shanties will be open seven days a week, 11am-8pm through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.  September 7-October 3rd, seven days a week, 11am-5pm. 

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Visitors to the seven harbor side shanties can enjoy photography, painting, handmade jewelry from metals, gemstones and glass to beach stones, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, mosaics, mariner knot work, and much more created by Cape Cod  artists and artisans.

Saturdays in May and June, from 2pm-4pm, Mentos will be on hand with his steel drums.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm (July 6-Sept 2),  weather-permitting, the Cape Cod Art Association will be on hand for children of all ages to participate in a free mural painting project.  Grab a paint brush and create a scene of what you like to do best on Cape Cod in the summer.  Assistance provided for the very little artists.  On Wednesdays in July and August from 2pm-4pm, the acoustic duo of Marcia Wytrwal and John Dirac will perform.  In July Denya LeVine, will appear at different times to delight crowds with  Irish, Scottish, Jewish, American &  French Canadian fiddle music and songs.  In addition, performers will be on hand various days and times to entertain passerbys all summer long.

The Harbor Your Arts program began in 2005 as one of the town’s arts related strategies to enliven the economic climate in Hyannis.  The artist shanties simultaneously support
the local arts community while fostering economic growth and downtown revitalization efforts.

Courtesy of Harbor Your Arts.

The Harbor your Arts Artist Shanty Program is sponsored by Town of Barnstable and made possible with generous grant support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC),  the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and in coordination with Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on