Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (Cape Cod Can) is pleased to debut its newest public art installation “Sea of Color” at the Harbor Overlook in downtown Hyannis. The Harbor Overlook is along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, situated at the corner of South and Ocean Streets.  This space provides a picturesque setting for visitors to stroll to and from Main Street and Hyannis Harbor, where visitors can meet local artists, listen to music, play games, grab a snack, catch their breath and take in the sights and sounds of a working waterfront and bustling Main Street.

“Sea of Color” is a whimsical ocean inspired, sculptural mural comprised of brightly painted wooden fish, shellfish, waves, seaweed, and a whale tail which look as if they have tumbled from a large sand pail.  The mural is presented in collaboration with Arts Barnstable/Hyannis HyArts Cultural District – Town of Barnstable. It was conceptualized by Town of Barnstable Arts and Culture Coordinator Melissa Chartrand and designed by CapeCodCAN Art Director and local artist Donna Rockwell.

The wooden pieces were painted by CapeCodCAN member artists during classes and events held at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Moving Forward, Inc. and Community Connections, Inc.
The artists created their pieces under the direction of CapeCodCAN instructors Donna Rockwell, Jennifer Stratton and Anne Hitch. In addition to Moving Forward and Community Connections, the CapeCodCAN artists also represent partnerships with LIFE Hyannis and Mashpee, Esprit, and Halyard.  The artwork continues CapeCodCAN’s year-long theme “Color the World Beautiful” celebrating the colors and beauty of our natural world on Cape Cod.  Students created nature based art and wrote original poetry recently exhibited at the Hyannis Artist Shanties at Bismore Park and the Cotuit Center for the Arts gallery. CapeCodCAN’s longtime relationship with Melissa Chartrand and the Town of Barnstable demonstrates their commitment to full inclusion, diversity and community within the arts and culture for individuals of all abilities and talents.

Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN) is an independent outreach program of the Cotuit Center for the Arts, providing inclusive opportunities in the visual, performing and literary arts for teens and adults of all abilities. To learn more about CapeCodCAN please visit to learn more about the HyArts Artist Shanties please visit

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