Hyannis, MA - Spend time in downtown Hyannis this holiday season, to stroll, shop and smile! Shop and dine local along Main Street and make new traditions visiting the gingerbread houses at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties and locating the smaller hand-crafted gingerbread ‘smile spots’ along Hyannis Main Street and the Hyannis Village Green along with a giant holiday greeting card on the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand. PARK AND WALK! Parking lots are steps away from Main Street! Town Hall, Red Cross, North Street parking lots – FREE, up to six hours
Ocean St. & Bismore Park – metered.
The Artist Shanties at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean Street, Hyannis, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, corner of South & Ocean Streets, are decorated with colorful candies, icing and gingerbread characters for extra fun memories and holiday pictures all season.
SPECIAL EVENTS at ‘Gingerbread Lane' at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties:
>>Black Friday/Small Business Saturday, NOVEMBER 29 and 30: 10:00am-3:00pm
>>Hyannis Main Street Holiday Stroll, Saturday, DECEMBER 7: Noon-6:00pm
BOTH EVENTS INCLUDE: Artist holiday market, free kid crafts, food, beverages and cordials for sale by The Original Gourmet Brunch Express; visits with Santa and plenty of good holiday cheer! Visit all the shanties with punch card (available on-site) to get a free prize, while supplies last. The Cordial Eye hosts a pop-up knitting circle and yarn crafts only on Sat 11/29.
ABOUT THE GINGERBREAD DÉCOR- ARTIST ANNE TOCHKA
The Gingerbread transformation at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties and ‘smile spots’ were created by Cape Cod artist Anne Tochka. This festive project gave her the chance to use her background as an illustrator, visual display artist, and to especially showcase the skills she learned working in a cookie factory. Anne has designed and handmade all the faux candy and cookie elements that adorn the artist shanties and decorate the “smile spots”. Every detail has been covered from cookie shutters with hand cut sprinkles, icing trim, wrapped candy sticks, donut accents, and much more.
Anne Tochka is a visual artist living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Anne earned her BFA in Communications Design with a focus in Illustration and a minor in Art History from Pratt Institute. She has had a career in a variety of art and design fields including visual merchandising, product design, illustration, as well as her personal painting and sculpture. Anne has shown in galleries in New York City, Boston, and internationally. She has also completed artist residencies with Dacia Gallery in Sibiu, Romania, Mexico, & Peru.
Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
Some of the artists you will meet at each event:
The Original Gourmet Brunch is on site with a variety of treats, beverages & cordials for sale to keep you warm and toasty during the special events!
Jennifer Baudanza l Danza
Jennifer is a Cape Cod based printmaker and linocut artist. A passion for travel, the outdoors, along with a perpetual need for adventure, influences her work. She loves the rustic look and variability of block printing, no two pieces are exactly alike. She creates unique pieces that combine simplicity to charismatic design. Her drawings are original and drawn freehand.
Her prints are on adult and children’s apparel as well as prints for framing.
Susan Clark l SUSAN WEAVES
Susan will be selling handwoven wearables including scarves in alpaca and soft merino; shawls and bamboo scarves, cotton tea towels, handwoven placemats and wall art. Susan’s tapestries reflect a love of wildlife. All wearables and textiles are natural fibers including cotton, wools of alpaca, merino and mohair. All her work is one-of-a-kind.
Instagram: susanweaves Website: www.susanweaves.com
Janet works with semi-precious stones, fresh-water pearls, and unique beads to create wearable art. Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, Janet—a percussionist with the Cape Cod Concert Band, the Cape Community Orchestra and the Barnstable Town Band—believes there is an underlying rhythm to every piece of jewelry she creates.
Gina explores light, color and texture through both her work as a textile designer and portrait photographer. She hopes to share her love for her this place that she calls home through the art prints and textile pieces she creates.
instagram: @ginaelizabethphotography Website: http://www.ginaelizabethphotography.com/ https://www.ginaeliza.com/
John Hallinan l GOALIES WOODWORKING
Since he was little he has worked with his hands building, creating and experimenting with different mediums. He is a current member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, hockey player and world traveler. Items for sale include; rustic burned wood American flags, Ocean and Cape Cod themed wood and epoxy painted wall art/silhouettes, hand carved wooden coasters, and corn hole boards.
Instagram: @travelinggoalie Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoaliesWoodworking
Robert Johnson l AS THE WOOD TURNZ
Beautiful to look at and functional, As the Wood Turnz will be selling a variety of items including pens, bottle stoppers, bowls, and crochet hooks. Robert has been woodturning for nearly 10 years after falling in love with the craft while in high school.
Instagram: @AstheWoodTurnz Website: www.asthewoodturnz.net
Jackie McEvoy l CAPE NATURAL SOAP
Jacqueline McEvoy shares her handmade artisan soaps. She uses local beaches as inspiration to create designs. Her soaps are made using local sustainable products, and natural oils.
Margaret McGarry l MARGIMAGE
What is Margimage?! The term was coined by a dear friend of Margaret’s to describe the process of creation of large and small mixed media pieces as well as the finished product. The genre is best classified as abstract expressionism.
Marie Grady Palcic l MGP PHOTOGRAPHY Marie finds inspiration in nature and the famous Cape Cod light. She enhances her photographs with digital processing, as well as hand painting techniques, The images are printed on a variety of products including traditional prints, wall décor, pillow covers, scarves, tote bags and more.
Instagram: @mariepalcic Website: mariegradypalcic.smugmug.com
Stephanie Pina l FUSSY GOOSE STUDIO
Fussy Goose Studio is a small-batch candle and soap design studio based out of Dennis, MA.
Each individual scent is inspired by nature and moments in time. We will be selling handcrafted soy candles, lotions and liquid soaps.
Instagram: @fussygoosestudio Website: Fussygoosestudio.com
Alyssa Ruggieri l ALR DESIGNS
Visit her during the holiday season for equally beautiful and adorable holiday cards, artwork and gifts! Her greeting cards are created with the intention that they can be framed and displayed, like a mini piece of artwork
Instagram: @ALR.designs Website: www.ALR-designs.com
Dawn Rosell l DAWN ROSSELL DESIGNS
Dawn uses natural stones and shells, recycled copper, precious metal
and rescued materials as well, to create fun and unique pieces.
Adrianna Rossi l PAPER CREATIONS
Adriana works with paper to create a variety of shapes and textures.
Margo Sherman l CAPE COD ACCENTS
Margo offers original designs of beach bags, large totes, pillow covers, runners, place mats and other assorted fabric items.
Betty Wiley l BETTY WILEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Betty Wiley is an award-winning free-lance photographer and instructor. She will be selling prints in a variety of sizes on fine-art paper, canvas or metal.