Bismore Park is located on the Hyannis Inner Harbor waterfront in the heart of downtown Hyannis. Along with beautiful views and breezes, visitors can stroll past fishing and pleasure boats and meander through the colorful artist shanties, designed for Cape Cod Creatives to work and sell in these seaside studios. Bismore Park has a Town marina with 25 boat slips and 675 linear feet of direct frontage on Hyannis Harbor. It is located directly next to one of two ferry terminals transporting visitors from Hyannis to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Bismore Park: A Working Waterfront
Bismore Park overlooks Hyannis’s commercial fishing industry. Some vessels spend the day harvesting razor clams – soon to become clam strips at local restaurants! 70-foot boats go out for many days, returning when their holds are full of fish. Admire the barnacled boats and watch the fishers hauling in their catch.
Bismore Park: Artist Shanties
The Artist Shanties are a must stop on your way to or from Hyannis Main Street. Discover Cape Cod creatives working and selling their hand-made, crafted and designed wares in these colorful seaside studios. Artwork featured in these shanties involve a variety of different medias. This includes everything from ceramics, mosaics, and woodworking to fiber art, paintings, jewelry and more. Anyone is free to browse without charge and has the opportunity to purchase an artwork that captivates them and helps support the local creative economy.
Bismore Park: Artist Shanties Continued
Bismore Park shanties are named according to the town’s seven villages and each shanty's exterior at Bismore Park features past and present images of their respective villages while the Harbor Overlook shanties are named after town beaches.
The program, which first started in 2005 with just 11 artists, has now expanded include nearly 100 artists who rotate throughout the season, displaying their work at two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea: Bismore Park/180 Ocean Street and Harbor Overlook/51 Ocean Street.
It is easy to Park and Walk in downtown Hyannis. Plenty of metered and free public parking lots all steps away from Main Street and Hyannis Harbor.
While You're Here
Spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis! ArtsBarnstable invites you to explore the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District. You can walk to Hyannis Harbor, area beaches, and stroll the mile-long Hyannis Main Street with over 40 restaurants and 150 local shops. Museums, memorials, library, walking trails, smile spots and more! Get a taste of local art with a stroll through the colorful artist shanties. Stop by the HyArts Campus at the corner of Pearl and South Street and visit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod Hyannis Annex at Guyer Barn.
Hyannis is one of seven villages in the town of Barnstable. While here, ArtsBarnstable invites you to explore arts and cultural gems in all of our charming villages each with their own flavor of shops, restaurants, and cultural offerings, all with seaside charm! Discover the Town of Barnstable and all it has to offer! The seven villages include Barnstable, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable.
HyArts Cultural District
Located in the thriving Cape Cod seaside village of Hyannis, the HyArts Cultural District provides a wide array of arts and cultural experiences with outdoor activities, self-guided walking trails, museums, galleries, community art spaces, public art, shopping, dining, live music, festivals and so much more. Everything to have art-full days, year-round!