Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Relocates to Downtown Hyannis
Adding color and drama to the new AFCC office, Richard Neal loans “Charlie Chaplin at 27.”
Move comes as Board Member Carl Lopes appointed to AFCC’s Executive Committee
April 6, 2017 (Hyannis, MA) – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) has found a new home in the center of downtown Hyannis. “We love the energy of Main Street,” said AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake. “This is where the Arts Foundation belongs.”
The AFCC’s new headquarters are at 396 Main Street, above the flagship store of Puritan Cape Cod. Its’ offices had previously been located at 232 Main Street, adjacent to the Hyannis Transportation Center.
The move to downtown Hyannis took place in March, the same month that the AFCC Board of Directors named Carl Lopes to the Board’s Executive Committee. A retired art teacher from Barnstable High School and a full-time working artist, Lopes has served on the AFCC’s Board of Directors for the past three years.
Lopes expressed excitement in his new role which will allow him to expand his impact on the arts and culture scene of Cape
Jackie Reeves hangs “Big Girl Shoes” in the new AFCC office
Cod. “The AFCC continues to serve as a powerful economic driver for the business, education, creative and tourism sectors of our community,” Lopes said. “My hope in joining the AFCC Executive Committee is to further the direct positive, social and economic impact the creative arts has on the region.”
The nonprofit’s relocation to downtown Hyannis and the addition of Lopes to the Executive Committee caps what has been a busy few months for the AFCC which welcomed a new Board Chair, Rana Murphy, in January. “It has been an exciting first quarter of the year for the Arts Foundation.” said Wake.
The AFCC’s mission is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod. It fulfills its mission by funding grants, fellowships, and scholarships; by advocating for more awareness on the impact the Cape’s creative economy has on our region and beyond; and by building a strong arts community network through membership.