Provincetown Gallery Guide: 11 Galleries You Should Visit

The Provincetown Gallery stroll is one of the most distinctive attractions that the town has to offer. It is often said that Provincetown is America’s oldest art colony. Provincetown is filled with places to encounter and appreciate art, as every part of the town is embedded in this tradition. From the Town Hall and the  Provincetown

Public Library to guest houses and restaurants Provincetown’s investment in art is profound. This long standing tradition, an inextricable part of the town’s legacy, is in full bloom at the Provincetown gallery stroll every Friday.

This Provincetown gallery guide offers a few suggestions on the vast Provincetown gallery scene. Please feel free to explore other Provincetown gallery outings on your own.


The Provincetown Gallery Guide

1. Thanassi Gallery

Located in the center of the town (234 Commercial Street) this Privincetown gallery will surely excite you. Here you can find early works by Henry Hensche, Charles Hawthorne, Ross Moffett, John Whorf, Henry Martin, Charles Heinz, Sol Wilson, Helen Sawyer, Sam Barber. Works by Thanassi, Vasso Trellis, Mary Holton, Richard MacCormack, Taki Skaperdas, Deborah Hope Colligan, Ryan Leonard, João De Brito, Charles Tersolo, Elizabeth Lazeren, Pat Bruno, Lynne Foy. Also make sure you check out the video!

2. Cortile Gallery

What an exquisite Provincetown gallery Cortile is! Cortile is located in the center of town and hosts one of the largest and most diverse collections of original contemporary local artwork along with the works of regional and international artists.

3. Adam Peck Gallery

A vibrant Provincetown Gallery with its own blog to follow!

4. Julie Heller Gallery

Julie Heller is an art historian, whose first and foremost objective is to pay tribute to maintaining and evolving the artistic tradition of Provincetown. Her Provincetown gallery is an astounding compilation of eclectic artworks, including jewelry.

5. A Gallery

Another must-see. This gallery features artists such as Eileen Counihan, John DiMestico, Adam Peck, Marian Peck, Christopher Sousa, Harry Wicks, M P Landis.

6. Cynthia Packard Gallery

A Provincetown gallery infused with artistic legacy. A beautiful collection of artwork that brings to light the intricate and organic dynamic of multiple generations of artists coming together.

7. Albert Merola Gallery

Remember groundbreaking Universal Fine Objects? Owners Albert Merola and James Balla moved on to the Albert Merolla Gallery offering an eclectic look at local and international artists.

8. Alden Gallery

A vibrant Provincetown gallery, Alden offers a refreshing new outlook on Provincetown art. Definitely worth a visit.

9. The Charles Baltivic Gallery and Sculpture Garden

The Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden was established in 1994. It fosters artwork that is inextricably bound to the artistic and cultural dynamic at Provincetown in a variety of mediums.

10. Galleria Cubana

Galleria cubana imports authentic artworks from Cuba to support artists on the island and strengthen the cultural ties between Cuba and the United States. An important vehicle for the representation of emerging Cuban artists,  Galleria Cubana often travels to Cuba in search of new talent and fresh artistic outlooks.

11. Rice Polak Gallery

This Provincetown gallery gem represents a select group of emerging and established artists whose work is both contemporary and contemplative. The gallery is not media specific and shows a wide cross-section of artistic approaches, including, paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography and installations.


As previously mentioned this is just a snippet of the vast Provincetown Gallery scene. We urge you to explore Provincetown’s profound artistic legacy further. You will be astounded by the immensity and variety of authentic artwork that you will find available. And more importantly, by contributing to the continuation of art life in Provincetown you are supporting the oldest art colony in America. Enjoy!

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