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  • About Oceanside Performing Arts Center

    Cape Cod has a need for a state-of-the-art performing arts center to showcase quality arts, entertainment and educational offerings, and to nurture the artistic spirit of Cape Cod residents and visitors year-round. OceanSide Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) will fill that need by offering a new performance space for the acclaimed Cape Symphony, a wide range of new facilities for the Cape Conservatory as well as other local arts organizations, and a venue for conferences, weddings and other special events. This new facility is urgently needed to serve our symphony and its patrons and to continue to attract celebrated artists. The new performing arts center will be a gathering place to enjoy visionary programming, a leader in arts education and a vital component to the Cape Cod arts and cultural community and economy.


    With the support of the Cape Symphony and Conservatory (operating as Cape Arts & Entertainment), OSPAC was established as a non-profit organization in 2015. For the past several years, the board of OSPAC, which is made up of Cape Cod civic leaders with an abiding commitment to the arts, has been considering options for a location for a year-round world-class performing arts center. While considering numerous options, we came across an ideal property in Hyannis recently available for sale: a 46-acre property near the West End Rotary in Hyannis currently the home of the Twin Brooks Golf Course. A performing arts center on this property would be a significant economic driver for downtown Hyannis and area businesses, a source of year-round employment, an attraction for younger residents, and a new venue for local artists and arts organizations. The property would also offer a new public space for the community to enjoy as the performing arts center would be surrounded by over 20 acres of green space.


    OSPAC’s plans for the performing arts center include a 1200 to 1400 seat hall for symphony concerts and touring acts; classrooms and performance areas for music and arts education; a venue for banquets, weddings and other special events; and outdoor walking trails and space for summer concerts.


    We are proceeding with our plan to make this project a reality. We have selected a highly regarded Cambridge based architectural firm to design several options for the performing arts center, started our capital campaign for land acquisition and design, secured a development grant from the state and started local outreach. We are committed to working with the community throughout the process as we move from a conceptual vision to concrete plans. In the months ahead, we will continue to meet with local businesses, residents, town officials and others to listen to their thoughts and incorporate this valuable feedback into our plans as we move through a comprehensive permitting process.


    The exciting new performing arts center will not only provide a wonderful home for our symphony, conservatory and other local arts, but it will be an economic engine and an iconic symbol of Hyannis and all of Cape Cod as a cultural destination. We look forward to working with you and gaining your support for this important project.


    For press inquiries or more information, please contact Jerry Garnick (President) at ggarnick@wynnandwynn.com or 508-280-3244, or Jerry Karter (Executive Director) at jkarter@me.com or 508-241-9138.

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