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FOCUS ON CAPE COD
Kalmus Park Beach, Ocean Street, Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA. Photo: William DeSousa-Mauk. Courtesy of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.
ape Cod is incomparable. For a narrow spit of low lying pine forests and endless beaches, it offers a remarkably rich history. The Pilgrims dropped anchor off Provincetown in 1620; today, its historic charm and maritime character, famed seafood and towering dunes attract visitors from around the globe. Rolling bayside down Route 6A, the “Old King’s Highway” whisks you past centuries-old churches under a leafy canopy of ocean-brushed trees, bright inlets of blue-water bays, and colonial era homes gently weathered by the salty sea breeze. It’s not hard to see why artists flock to set up shop along this picturesque peninsula—it’s like nowhere else in the world.
Art New England
Provincetown has owned a colorful reputation as America’s oldest and longest running art colony since 1899 when painter Charles Hawthorne founded the Cape Cod School of Art. Students and teachers were drawn to the area for its light and its landscapes. In time, it grew to become a year-round arts community of young, aspiring artists working with established mentors. Today, Provincetown is home to a vibrant arts scene with an atmosphere and energy of experimentation, teaching and learning. Integral to the community comprising the Provincetown Art Colony, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum embodies the qualities that make the town an enduring American center
for the arts. Established in 1914, it is now in its Centennial year and serving as Cape Cod’s most widely attended art museum. Located nearby in the East End of town on Bradford St., the Berta Walker Gallery is a point of significant cultural heritage. For 25 years, Berta Walker—whose family established a legacy in the art colony—has exhibited Provincetownaffiliated artists with a variety of styles, and has had the pleasure of representing local legends such as Ross Moffett and Charles Hawthorne. Speaking of local legends on Bradford St., The Provincetown Theater is building on the legacy of Tennessee Williams, Susan Glaspell and Eugene O’Neill in forging its own identity by