Provincetown art is an institution at Cape Cod. As mentioned in my previous posts, Provincetown is one of America’s oldest art colonies. What this practically means is that Cape Cod visitors always have one more great incentive to visit, namely the thriving Provincetown art scene. Contrary to popular belief Provincetown art is not limited to upscale galleries offering innovative and high end art alone. You will definitely experience that if you are looking for it, but Provincetown art is so much more than that. The Provincetown art scene is filled with art opportunities for all, both in terms of purchasing and in terms of actually creating it. Art workshops for adults as well as children and numerous art activities will keep you and your children busy during your stay with us.
Let’s explore some Provincetown art highlights together!
Provincetown Art Highlights
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum offers the widest variety and the most comprehensive overview of art on the Cape. As the website of PAAM explains “the objects and purposes of this association shall be to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts, to assemble and maintain in the town of Provincetown and environs a collection of works of art of merit, to hold exhibitions, and by forums, concerts and similar activities to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen.” What this practically means to you is that you shall enjoy a sanctuary of fine art while you are enjoying your vacation. The Provincetown art association and museum is truly one of the most incredible art venues on the East Coast.
Castle Hill – Paint the Race
This amazing art event can be found amongst other similar postings on the Provincetown Art Guide. Taking place on September 6, this event is organized as part of the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta race at Cape Cod. The website encourages you to bring your art supplies and board Captain John’s boat on MacMillan Pier. The event is sponsored by the Truto Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in conjunction with the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta Race. An excellent opportunity for art lovers as well as regatta enthusiasts.
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
For those of you deeply committed to art, Provincetown is the place to be over the summer. The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown offers a Summer Workshop under the tutelage of predominant artistic figures. According to the website “the faculty includes some of the most respected and renowned artists and writers working today, and the program’s location in America’s oldest continuous arts colony is ideal. Each summer hundreds of students study here with a faculty of master artists and writers; the workshops are week-long, extending over ten weeks from mid-June through late August.” Such a unique opportunity is hard to find, let alone in an energetic, vibrant place like Provincetown. Follow your passion and allow Provincetown art to sweep you off your feet.
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