Community Events

Ocean to Art, Cape Cod’s Seafood Palette

April 8 – June 28, 2024

Join us for a collaborative art exhibition with Waquoit Bay Fish Company from April 8 – June 28. Meet the artist, Mike Palmer, and members of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance during a free opening reception, Friday April 12 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Barnstable Town Hall at 367 Main Street, Hyannis.  Ten percent of any show sale proceeds will be generously donated to Fishermen’s Alliance. Read more about Mike Palmer and his artwork here.

The exhibition is free and open to the public – details on visiting are below and can also be found on the Barnstable Town website:  

View the exhibits in the James H. Crocker, Jr. Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room on the 2nd floor of Barnstable Town Hall.

HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, closed on State and Federal holidays. Free parking in the Town Hall public parking lot.  Enter Town Hall through the front doors on Hyannis Village Green entrance. Take stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor.  ADA accessible through the lower level.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you intend to stop by to see the artwork, first, be sure to check the public meeting calendar on the Town of Barnstable website as sometimes meetings are scheduled and rooms are sometimes closed to the public during these meeting times.


Cods for the Cape

June 12 – 15, 2024

We are thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind art show and auction for the fifth consecutive year which is coordinated by Aline Lindemann, artist and owner of Cottage

We welcome the 2024 artists: Susan Adler, Gail Bor, Clara Clough, Kim Deane, Jen Decker, Jodi Lutz French, Nick Heaney, Amy Mason Design, Mike Palmer, Sunshine Singleton/Cape Cod Landshark,  Suzanne Rupp, Ted Skirvan.

To learn more about the artists and the art show, follow Cods for the Cape on Instagram. 

Thank you to all who participated in the bidding and to the artists for donating their artwork in 2023. This unique art auction was a tremendous success and raised close to $4,000! All proceeds benefit the Fishermen’s Alliance. A heartfelt thanks to the 2023 Featured Artists: Susan Adler, Gail Bor, Aine Cole, Natasha Farrell Manhardt, Koneta Hurlstone, Stacey Klimkosky, Lydia Mann, Isabelle Quinn, Stephanie Reeve, Anina Sinclair, Ted Skirvan and Sarah Thornington. 

Small Boats. Big Science.

Small Boats. Big Science. brings together our community, researchers, and commercial fishermen to discuss the latest scientific advancements and how they relate to our fleet, our environment, and our coastal communities. Stay tuned for upcoming events in this exciting speaker series.  Watch the recordings of past events here!

    Small Boats. Big Science. Black Sea Bass Surge: Climate Change Winners – July 2023

    Black sea bass have moved into New England. Thank you to those who joined us to learn more about black sea bass and how fishermen are helping to improve our understanding of this tasty newcomer.

    The featured scientist is Hannah Verkamp, a fisheries research biologist with the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. She works collaboratively with fishermen to conduct research on a wide range of fishery topics and species and is also passionate about science education and outreach. She presented her research: Empowering Fishermen to Fill Data Gaps for a Rapidly Changing Fishery: A Case Study on Northern Black Sea Bass.