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Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

Starting at 7:00 PM

Ending on Aug 30 at 8:00 PM


Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park

Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis and enjoy a variety of music, several days a week:

Singer Songwriter Spotlight series
Saturday evenings, 7-8PM, featuring new musicians each week. 

Every Saturday, July 12th-August 30th, 2014

The Singer/Songwriter Spotlight Series

Note: There are no rain dates. 

July 12: Alicia Mathewson. Alicia Mathewson is a singer, healer, teacher and owner of Sounding Still Wellness. She uses her voice, wisdom and creativity to help people awaken to their true nature and be happy.

July 19: Monica Rizzio. You may know Monica from her days as front woman of the New England band Tripping Lily. Her latest project, Monica Rizzio & Old King’s Highway, draws on her Texas roots and bridges folk, country, and bluegrass.

July 26: Jordan Renzi. Jordan made her musical debut in 2011 at a series of open mics on Cape Cod where she received instant recognition as an emerging indie-folk artist with her unique and deeply moving lyrics and delivery.

August 2: Ami Yares. Ami is a guest musician for the series. A folk musician living in Jaffa, Israel, Ami is touring the United States this summer playing Middle Eastern Americana Music.

August 9: Todd Nickerson. Local singer/songwriter Todd Nickerson is one half of the acoustic guitar duo 6 East, which released its second album Rising this year. His style spans American roots music, folk, rock and country.

August 16: Catie Flynn. Catie is a singer/songwriter born and raised on Cape Cod whose first solo record “Let Me Down Slow” was released last summer. She was also the winner of the 2010 Cape Cod Songwriters Competition.

August 23: Frank Consiglio. Old country, rock, folk and blues are Frank’s wheelhouse, with an occasion jazz chord thrown in. He plays guitar, harmonica, and mandolin around the Cape, and with his blues, roots and reggae band Pi.

August 30: Jim Lough. Engaging guitar and mandolin player Jim Lough has a unique sound you won’t soon forget, belting out bluegrass, country and rock originals and covers. He is a member of local band Riley Coyote.



Kennedy Legacy Trail

Hyannis Main Street area

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Year round, free self guided walking tour

Kennedy Legacy

The Kennedy Legacy Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod.  The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach  Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod.  Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign.  Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop.  Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum on MainStreet, Hyannis.




Pearl Street Artist Studios and Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

46 and 50 Pearl Street, Hyannis

Pearl Street Artist Studios and Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

Year round,  open studios and exhibits

46 and 50  Pearl Street, Hyannis

Located on the corner arts campus at Pearl and South streets, the Guyer Barn is a showcase for local artists in a wide variety of genres.  Ongoing art exhibits, drop in art classes and workshops, small works gallery and gift shop.  Open weekends.  The art studios are open most Saturdays and weekdays by chance.  Sarah Holl ArtSpace at 46 Pearl is studio/gallery of Sarah Holl, a professional artist who has worked in clay and paint for over 20 years.  See the works of art in a unique setting complete with a resident ghost.  Open Saturdays 1-4PM and always by appointment.



Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

Guyer Barn, 250 South Street

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

CURRENT HOURS:  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.  Other hours by chance and always by appointment.  
In addition, the following hours doors will be open: 
November and December 2013:  
Tuesdays, noon-4P, staffed by volunteer and cartoonist, Joe Quigley.
Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11am-6pm
Fridays/Saturdays, 11am-7pm
Sundays, 11am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. It is a community art space – a working artist studio and professional artist gallery supporting and promoting the arts where visitors gather year round to enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and workshops and performances.  The Center is part of the HyArts campus of town owned properties-which includes Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street and Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl.   50 Pearl was once a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists.  Playwrights and poets congregated at the home for lively readings and original Vernon B. Coleman murals decorate the basement walls.



The Downtown Farmer's Market

First Baptist Church, 486 Main Street

Starting at 2:00 PM

Ending on Oct 29 at 6:00 PM

Every Wednesday through October 29th at the First Baptist Church, 486 Main Street, Hyannis.

Get fresh foods and organic products from local farmers and merchants!

Vendors this year are:

Angell Organics

Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest Jelly

Crow Farm

Great Cape Baking

Kayak Cookies

Know Whey Artisan Cheese

Not Enough Acres Farm

Summer House Soaps

Thyme After Thyme

Wellfleet Sea Salt Company

Miss Scarlet's Farm

Lemanis Olive Oil



Lobster Roll Luncheons

Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main Street

Starting at 11:30 AM

Ending on Sep 05 at 1:30 PM

The Federated Church of Hyannis continues its 57 year of Lobster Roll Luncheons on Friday July 11, and continue each Friday until September 5th, from 11:30 to 1:30. The same menu will be offered each Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:30.  The Hyannis Sound performs each Friday night at 8:00, so come early and treat yourself to supper before the show.

The menu features our famous Lobster Rolls, or a choice of hot dog, egg salad sandwich or chicken ceasar salad.  All meals include chips, pickles, homemade dessert and drink.  Prices range from $5.00 to $13.00.  Take out orders for the luncheon are available  by calling the Church office at 508-775-0298.



Hyannis Harbor Art Shanties -2014 season

Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis

The shanties are open:

11AM-at least 5PM:   Weekends Friday--Sunday, May 16th -June 22nd, 2014, including Memorial Day.
11AM-at least 8PM:   Seven days a week, Friday, June 23rd-August 31, 2014.
11AM-at least 5PM:   Seven days a week, Monday, September 1st-September 28th, 2014.


Hyannis Harbor Art Shanties -2014 season

Ocean Street/Bismore Park Hyannis

Visitors to the shanties will find items as unique as the artists themselves.


The HyArts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park open for the 2014  season on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11AM.   The shanties provide visitors to Hyannis Harbor the opportunity to find something made on Cape Cod, sometimes with indigenous materials, to bring home as a remembrance of their visit.  The program features Cape Cod artists,  who frequently work on their craft right at their “seaside studio” .  Shanties are open Friday’s –Sunday’s in May/June, including Monday, Memorial Day; seven days a week as of June 23rd, always open from 11AM. 

This year  over 68 artists will participate in the program. Artwork varies throughout the season and over 15 mediums will be featured including photography, jewelry, painting, knits, fiber arts, glass, assemblages, ceramics, rope work, mosaics, woodworking, window art, literary arts and more.  This year on one of the weekends, two artists from L.I.F.E. (Living Independently Forever, Inc, supporting diversity in the workforce) and Cape Cod Can will be featured.  Cape Cod Can will feature the work over 100 students created under the direction of local Cape artists made during their Arts is for Everyone for people with disabilities program.  One shanty (green) will  house Chris Letsche, who features marine rope work items and jewelry in the green shanty.  All other artists will rotate throughout the season. 

In July and August, musical entertainment is planned for several days a week.  In addition free jazz concerts are scheduled for each Saturday in September.


LoveLocal Fest

Hyannis Harbor

Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending at 8:00 PM

Contact: Kate Sheehan

LoveLocal Fests Return to Hyannis Harbor on July 27, August 31 and September 28
Celebrate community with a free, fun, family-friendly day!

Hyannis, MA (July 22, 2014) – Back for a second season, this summer’s LoveLocal Fests celebrate the Cape Cod community with free, family-friendly activities at Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor. The fests, hosted by Cape Cod’s year-round lifestyle guide LoveLiveLocal, take place from 11 a.m. until dark on Sunday, July 27, Sunday, August 31, and Sunday, September 28. Bring your family, your friends, your dog, a beach chair or a blanket, and enjoy a beautiful day.

“Connecting the Cape Cod community and its visitors with all the talented artisans, designers, farmers, food trucks, and other independent creators that make our home so unique is our passion,” says Amanda Converse, co-founder of LoveLiveLocal. “We’re so excited for another series of fun days down at the Harbor.”

Event Highlights
LoveLocal Fest brings together the best the Cape has to offer in a beautiful setting on the harbor, walking distance from the shops, restaurants and galleries of Hyannis Main Street and the HyArts Cultural District.

July's event highlights include:

  • Local food and a farmers’ market featuring favorites such as Fiddlestix gourmet food trolley, Something Sweet cupcake bus, Kayak Cookies/Salty Oats, Farm Fare Market, E+T Farms, and The Local Juice.
  • More than 50 local vendors including ARTichoke, Bass River Pottery, Cape Clasp, Danza, Homegrowntrade, KidCo, Little Beach Gallery, North Forty Textiles, The Optimist Co., Shift Eco-Boutique, Trust Jewelry, Wink Pottery, Woodside Woolies, and more!
  • Musical performances all day on the LoveListenLocal stage, with support from Cape Cod Broadcasting/ Acts include JO&CO, Kathleen Healy, Brendan Princi, Smoke and Mirrors, The Spaces, 6 East+ Cape Harmony.
  • Lawn games and kids’ activities, including a return of Cape Cod Child Development’s popular “Kids’ Zone” for little ones and introducing the YMCA with fun for older children.

For up-to-date LoveLocal Fest news, photos and vendor updates, visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

About LoveLiveLocal
LoveLiveLocal provides a fresh perspective on year-round Cape Cod living, for locals and visitors alike. Sign up for our regular updates on exciting events, spotlights on notable locals, contributions from expert guests, ideas for day trips, and much more.  You can also visit us at the Bismore Park welcome center on Ocean Street in Hyannis, where a new local artist is featured each week. Together with Hyannis’ HyArts Cultural District, we are proud to present our “LoveListenLocal” Singer Spotlight at the Ocean Street artist shanties every Saturday from 7 – 8 p.m. through August 30, 2014.


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