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Pilgrim Monument, line drawing by Ewa Nogiec

Shopping in Ptown

Shopping is anything but routine in the cosmopolitan climate of Provincetown’s summer community. Whether it’s farmer’s market or Marc Jacobs, the shopper is a very, very long way from the shopping mall. Many shops offer exquisite collections of local hand crafted merchandise or items acquired from buying trips to all corners of the world over the winter. Clothing, antiques, furniture, cooking utensils, jewelry are available in a bazaar of shops, none of them the same.

Shopping is broadly defined in Provincetown. It can be anything from buying a sweatshirt on a whale watch because you're cold to walking around the East End on Friday evenings going from gallery opening to gallery opening to gallery opening.

Gallery hopping

Are you going to be impulsive and buy a painting for your living room or are you just shopping for interesting conversation, or is it really just a movable wine tasting and cheese expedition? Are you collector of early Provincetown art? Or do you like contemporary art?

It's hard to know ~ but what we do know is that Provincetown, collectively, sells a lot of art in four months. Paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, collages... mostly art done by Provincetown and Cape Cod artists but also national and international artists. We do have "art" for every taste! We invite you to explore, browse, take your time... If you buy art, your new treasure will be the sweetest memories of Provincetown for years to come!

Store with Everything

You can buy virtually anything in Provincetown ~ if you don't believe that just visit one shop called Marine Specialties. That's a store, a warehouse really, which puts a great deal of stress on the word 'anything.'

Many of us, however, need focus when we shop. Even when we're on vacation ~ especially when we're on vacation. You're supposed to buy gifts for the folks back home. You need a mall. Unfortunately, if you're suddenly needing familiar stores and brand recognition, that's going to be outside the 'broad' definition of shopping in Provincetown.

Yes, we do have malls

Provincetown actually has several malls, most notably 'Whaler's Wharf' and the 'Aquarium Mall.'   Whaler's Wharf even has a movie house and a high end restaurant but what's inside is not a mall, it's a bazaar. You have that 'Christmas shopping in July' experience. It's that 'This is perfect for Aunt Julia and we won't find this anywhere else' sensation.

Suffice it to say that shopping 'happens' to you in Provincetown.

It's best not to be focused. It's pointless to have a shopping list. Worse ~ a shopping strategy. Just keep your eyes open and don't be afraid to explore. You won't even know it happened to you until you find yourself trudging back to the car with shopping bags in each hand.

 

Albert

Albert Merola Gallery, Duene Sleek

Alden Gallery

Alden Gallery

Angel Foods

Angel Foods

ArtStrand

ArtStrand Gallery

Atlantic Bay RE

Atlantic Bay RE

Back Shore Gallery

Back Shore Gallery

Gallery

Bowersock Gallery

Gallery

The Charles-Baltivik Gallery

Ciro & Sal's

Ciro & Sal's

Devon's

Devon's kitchen staff

Egeli Gallery

Sophia at Egeli Gallery

Ernden Gallery

Ernden Gallery

Fanizzi's Restaurant

Fanizzi's By The Sea Restaurant

Gail Brown

Gail Browne Gallery (2014 Update: sorry, Gail closed her gallery in 2012)

Giordelli Antonelli

Giardelli Antonelli clothing store

Go Fish

Go Fish

Harvey Dodd

Harvey Dodd Gallery (2014 Update: Harvey died 7/24/2011; there is other business in this location)

Hutson Gallery

Hutson Gallery

Iona

Iona Print

Karilon Gallery

Karilon Gallery

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

Kiley Court

Kiley Court Gallery

Kobalt Gallery

Kobalt Gallery, Conny Hatch

Lyman Gallery

Lymer-Eyer Gallery

Lovinger Gallery

Lovinger Gallery

Map

Map

Marc Jacobs

Marc By Marc Jacobs

McGuire

McGuire Gallery & Studio

MDV

MDV 3 Gallery

Memories

Memories

Mews Restaurant

Mews Restaurant

PAAM

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

PAAM

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Packard Gallery

Packard Gallery

Pennies

Penney Patch Candies, Paul

Pulp

Pulp (2014 Update: no more, closed now)

Remembrances

Remembrances of Thigs Past

Rice Polak Gallery

Rice Polak Gallery

Sacha Richter Studio

Sacha Richter Studio

September Morn

September Morn

Simie Gallery

Simie Maryles Gallery, painting by Simie

Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed

Utilities

Utilities

East End, Gallery District

Voyeur

William Scott Gallery

William Scott Gallery

Wine store

Glass Half Empty

Wired Puppy

Wired Puppy

WOMR

WOMR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallery Ehva in Provincetown

Say "I love you" with art... or say "Thank You" with art... buy art for your business or your home... teach your children to make and appreciate art... ART IS GOOD! Gallery Ehva, 74 Shank Painter Road, 508 487-0011

 

 

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