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Highlands Center Public Art

Highlands Center Herring Run Mural

Herring Run mural created by volunteers at Highlands Fest 2010

NPS photo

Partners and Volunteers Engage in Collective Artistic Action

Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore is a special place in the park for artistic expression. New public art works complement the cultural programming occurring onsite by Payomet Performing Arts Center and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Fostering engagement in the site, Highlands Center partners have contributed creative expressions by painting colorful, evocative murals. From their conception by AmeriCorps Cape Cod members - to their completion by adults and children at annual public festivals - the celebratory murals showcase natural resource management and volunteerism through art.

Please check back to this page for the site's evolving artistic expressions.

Earth Energy Cycle mural in recognition of DOE ARM Climate Research Deployment 2012-2013 - explained

Globes - Looking Towards a Greener Tomorrow, Today

Herring Run mural

Coastal Change mural - Metamorphose

Celebrating Volunteerism mural - Making Waves

Climate Friendly Parks and 50th CCNS Anniversary murals

Sculptures at Highlands Center - Sculptures by Donald Gerola and Del Filardi

Beach Point Cottages photo banner - Helen Strong Photography

Did You Know?

cranberry bog at harvest time

The word “cranberry” originated as a contraction of crane berry, a name given to the plant by early settlers because the flower resembles the head of a crane.