Art Galleries of Provincetown

Cape Cod's love of the arts has been prominent since the founding of The Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. The Fine Arts Work Center, the art school, was founded by the legendary Charles Hawthorne, and its longevity has defined the area as the oldest art colony in the United States.

Provincetown's history of teaching, exploring, and discovering art continues today. Explore your creative side with classes in pottery, writing, poetry, painting, and drama while working with some of the most famous artists in the world when you visit. Not feeling quite so "hands-on?" There are many art galleries that allow you to explore the art scene for yourself. Stroll into one of the artist studios on Commercial Street and surrounding galleries and meet the artists. If you would like to take something creative home with you, local artists offer a wide variety of artwork at different price points and can work with you on the perfect commemorative piece.