The small houses that are referred to as art shanties are moved to their seasonal location on the harbor in May. Artisans throughout the Cape are invited to submit an application to show their work for a specific period of time during the season. For this reason, any time you visit the area, there are likely to be different artists displaying their work. There is always something new to see, and everything is for sale. Painters working in acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels will be represented. There are photographers, jewelers, potters, wood carvers, fiber artists and artisans working in other mediums represented.
During our Sunday visit, we had the good fortune to come upon Laurie Goldman and Mudlark Pottery. I was immediately drawn to her lovely pottery because it reflects the beauty of the marshes and beaches of the Cape. Her work is heavily influenced by her background in whale research as a nature writer. I especially liked her mermaid series.
|Laurie Goldman of Mudlark Pottery|
The park where this unique art colony is located offers stunning views of the harbor and is
The shanties are currently open on weekends from 11am until 5pm. Beginning June 28th, 2013, they
will be open seven days a week from 11am until 8pm through the month of August. They will also be
The HyArts Shanties are made possible each season through the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Hyannis Main Street The HyArts Shanties are made possible each season through the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, the Arts Foundations of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Chamber, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
While you are visiting Cape Cod, be sure to stop by the harbor and check out some wonderful local art and if you are there during a weekend in May and June, look for Laurie.