Barnstable MA – Oceanside Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization made up of Cape Cod civic leaders with a commitment to the arts, announced today the intent to purchase a parcel of land in Hyannis to establish a state-of-the-art performing arts center. The official sale comes after Oceanside’s Board of Directors signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Finch Group Hotel and Resort, Inc. for property now part of Twin Brooks Golf Club.
“In securing this land, we hope to fulfill Cape Cod’s 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, “ said Margaret Van Sciver, President of the Oceanside Performing Arts Center Board.
“We are so pleased to hear of Oceanside’s plan to invest in a signature performing arts center for our community. This is a significant opportunity to further strengthen the efforts of the Town of Barnstable to attract visitors and residents to our arts district, and expand the Cape’s variety of community and arts activities.” Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager.
In planning for the purchase, the Oceanside board coordinated with Cape Arts and Entertainment, Inc. (CA&E) to better understand the interest and need for such a space, and has secured a commitment from the Cape Symphony to make Oceanside their permanent home.
The nearly 40-acre parcel is in a central location that could draw both residents and visitors to the Cape for year-round performances. Its proximity to downtown Hyannis provides an opportunity for both the site and Main Street to benefit from increased cultural tourism.
The signing of the purchase and sale agreement is a preliminary step. The Oceanside board will be conducting further due diligence to confirm that the property meets its anticipated needs and plans outreach to the community prior to finalizing the sale.
“This is an important opportunity for Cape Cod. The Finch Group Hotel has been a creative and thoughtful partner in these discussions and we value the input of local businesses and residents,” says Margaret Van Sciver. “We plan to fully engage the community as we move from conceptual vision to concrete plans.”
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