Studying the ArtSTRANDers with Grace Hopkins
Tuesday mornings on Zoom from 10 a.m. to noon
April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18.
The artSTRAND gallery was a unique endeavor in Provincetown from 2005 to 2016. It was a gallery owned and operated by the artists, rather than a single owner, a director, or a collective. The artists themselves chose the artwork. They described themselves as a cultural cross-section of a Provincetown generation and felt that they all had a stake in the town’s legacy, its relevance, and its future.
During its heyday, artSTRAND served sophisticated art lovers and offered its six male and six female artists extraordinary creative freedom, enduring friendships, and continuing creative connections. An inheritor of the spirit of the Long Point Gallery, artSTRAND took on the mission of re-invigorating Provincetown’s artist colony with annual projects and a philosophy that allowed artists to show what they wanted. A cultural cross-section of a Provincetown generation, artSTRAND was a catalytic locus for the best that American artists have to offer. Many of the artSTRAND artists are still creating inspirational and forward-looking work today.