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Flagship Location in Historic Bass River

The CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD is more than a building. It is world-class, inclusive spaces that cultivate curiosity, creativity, and cultural exploration through exhibition, learning, music and events. Discover the BASS RIVER ARTS CAMPUS, a hidden South Yarmouth treasure dedicated to enhancing the lives of its community and guests through diverse arts programming. Boasting five galleries, resident artist studios, a performance hall, culinary arts center, recording studio, ceremic studios, makerspace, and art classrooms, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Plug in and engage in one of the over 600 hands-on classes, or unplug and enjoy a concert in the Great Hall. Open year-round, the galleries are always FREE entry and open to everyone.

HyArts Programming Annex

The HYARTS PROGRAMMING ANNEX is nestled among museums and arts organizations, a public library, a shared art wall, green space, vibrant businesses, a lively main street, and education partners. It’s all within walking distance of the harbor in downtown Hyannis. This community arts space offers arts education, salon performances, artist dwell spaces, and a glass studio and workshop. The Center's devotion to serving at-risk populations is truly remarkable. Its Rise and Shine program offers tailored in-person and online programming to young people, seniors, individuals with special needs, those facing homelessness, people in recovery, and others. As the Center strives for greater inclusivity, it's heartening to know that almost half of its concerts featured women in 2023, and a quarter showcased BIPOC artists.

Creative Arts Space in the Education WIng

Writing workshop with Kwame Alexander 2023

Saben Board Room Gallery and Art Library

Art Trek Workshop with Susan Overstreet

Accessibility: The Cultural Center is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors. It is accessible for visitors with limited mobility through an elevator and ramps. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Read our accessibility policy here.


Photography: Taking and sharing of photos is allowed for personal use only. Permissions for photography may vary based on the exhibition. Flash photography, tripods, and "selfie sticks" are not permitted.


Drawing in the Galleries: Drawing in the galleries is a centuries-old tradition, and visitors are welcome to sketch. However, we ask that you use only pencil.


Food and Beverages: We are a BYOB center and welcome you to bring your own beverage to concerts. However, no other food and drinks are allowed on campus.


Respect the Art: We love art and know that you do, too. Therefore, we request visitors not to touch, climb, sit on, kick, hit, or lick the art (unless otherwise directed by the artist or Center). Artwork can be fragile and easily damaged by the oils on your fingers and hands. We recommend maintaining an arm's length distance from the work.


School Groups: Groups of ten or more, including P-12 school tour requests, must be scheduled by contacting our Director of Learning at 508.394.7100 or emailing


Lost & Found: If you lose something, please email, and we will be happy to help you find the items you lost.


Pets: Service animals, as defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA), are always welcome. 


No Smoking: Smoking, including vaping, is prohibited throughout the Center and both campuses.


Weapons: Firearms and all other weapons are prohibited in all areas of the Center, except those carried by law enforcement officers.

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