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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.



Changing Waters-Nathalie Miebach; eARThchange- Sturgis Public Charter School and Town of Barnstable

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Arts and Sciences intermingle at Cotuit Center for the Arts

April 3rd-May 4th, 2014

Changing Waters-Nathalie Miebach

eARThchange- Sturgis Public Charter School and Town of Barnstable


HYANNIS, MA, February 3, 2014—eARThchange, a visual interpretation of the environmental, social and political impacts of climate change, will be on display at Cotuit Center for the Arts, April 3rd-May 4th, 2014.   The exhibit will include students’ creative response to climate change in the environment as well as several maps illustrating areas in Barnstable that may be affected by sea level rise, coastal storms, and other impacts of climate change.

eARThchange, in the upstairs gallery, features works presented by theater and art students from Sturgis Public Charter School’s East and West Campus, in partnership with the Cotuit Center for the Arts and Barnstable’s Growth Management Department. The show is designed to facilitate thoughtful conversations about this challenging topic from an artistic response, enhancing the community understanding of this complex topic. 

In the main gallery, Cotuit Center for the Arts will feature the provocative and unusual work of Nathalie Miebach, whose work focuses on the intersection of art and science, as she translates science data into sculpture, installation and musical scores.  One of Nathalie Miebach’s works featured in this exhibit is a 3D musical score that follows the tragic sinking of the fishing vessel, the “Andrea Gail,” during the 1991 Halloween Storm, now known as the “Perfect Storm”. This exhibition also features sculpture by local artist Phyllis Hartley.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, April 12th, 5-7PM. 
A noon brown bag lunch artists talk/lecture is the following Friday, April 18th, 2014.  Admission to the galleries at Cotuit Center for the Arts is free.

The Town of Barnstable’s Growth Management Department believes the arts  are an important communication tool. Understanding that a community absorbs and responds to information in diverse ways, facilitating a response to climate change from the arts community fits with their mission.

The Town of Barnstable is one of four New England communities partnering with researchers from the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) in a two year project that is testing role play simulations as an innovative tool to help coastal communities understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change. Climate change has the potential to impact coastal communities such as Barnstable in a variety of ways, including increased flooding; shoreline erosion; salt-water intrusion into drinking water supplies; and possible damage to infrastructure and property. While it is not yet feasible to forecast exactly how and where these impacts will occur, coastal communities can make policy changes that will reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change, while protecting local environments and the communities that depend on them.

Cotuit Center for the Arts mission is to Educate, Entertain, Illuminate, Inspire.  A welcoming hub for Cape Cod’s artists, performers, students, and audiences, working together to make the creation and experience of art accessible, nurturing, and thrilling to all, CCFTA is located on Route 28 in Cotuit.

For more information on this exhibit email Director of Growth Management, Jo Anne Miller Buntich or  David Kuehn, Executive Director of Cotuit Center for the Arts



Roberta Anslow, featured artist this month: Artwork on Loan program at Barnstable Town Hall

Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street,Hyannis

Roberta Anslow, featured artist this month:

Artwork on Loan program at Barnstable Town Hall through May 9, 2014

Natural light photography-Exhibit features her Snowy Owl series


HYANNIS, MA, April 14, 2014– The "Art on Loan" program at Barnstable Town Hall  displays the work of local artists on the meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.  Through May 9th, the walls feature photographs by Roberta Anslow  including a few from her “Snowy Owl collection”.  Her works will be displayed in the  Selectmen’s Conference Room and the Town Hall Hearing Room, located on the 2nd floor in Barnstable Town Hall.  . This program provides opportunity for local artists to temporarily display their work on meeting room walls around Barnstable Town Hall. 

Roberta Anslow is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work throughout New England.  She specializes in original, natural light photography and digital art collages.  She was the first artist to participate in the town’s artwork on loan program, back in January of 2010.  Her work reflects her love of and fascination with the world around her.  Cape Cod inspires her more than any other location as it’s been her family home since the early 1900’s.  The uniqueness of the Cape Cod light and subject matter is perfect for outdoor photographers.

Snowy Owl collection:

Snowy Owls are visitors from the Arctic Circle and head south to “warmer” weather in the winter.  This year more Snowies arrived  on Cape than ever before.  This was due to the abundance of food in their breeding grounds.  All of these Snowy Owls in Roberta’s collection were found at Nauset Beach in Orleans. 

Roberta is also participating in the artist shanty program and will be in the shanties for two weekends in May and for the month of September.

For more information on the program, artists can email or call 508-862-4767  or visit                                                   


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