Art in the Barn

PRESENTED BY TWENTY SUMMERS + PAAM

TICKETS FOR ART IN THE BARN ARE SOLD OUT. TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE EMAIL LMARCHESSAULT@PAAM.ORG, MAKING SURE TO SPECIFY WHICH DAY YOU’D PREFER.

To kick off our summer season, we’re holding a day of art-making at the Hawthorne Barn with Twenty Summers. We’ll start with a brief lecture on the legacy of Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown and a painting demonstration led by John Clayton, followed by two hours of still-life painting. After a lunch break, painters may continue their morning work or paint from a clothed model. Breakfast pastries and coffee will be available in the morning, and lunch will be provided in the afternoon.

Open to all levels of experience, but you need to bring your own supplies (we have easels available for borrowing, but advance notice is required). Due to the popularity of this event, registration is only open for one session: June 2 or June 9. If the event sells out, we will maintain a wait list on a first-come, first-served basis.

TWENTY SUMMERS

Twenty Summers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization in Provincetown, Massachusetts, founded to foster public engagement with art and artists, and to honor the legacy of art in Provincetown. It restored the historic Hawthorne Barn where that legacy began and where its festival of concerts, conversations, artists residencies, and special events take place from mid-May to mid-June annually. To visit the Barn or purchase tickets, please see their calendar of events. Please note that the Barn is only open to the public when they have a listed event. Each season they film and record all events, having now grown a rich media archive. You can watch or listen to past events for free on their videos page and podcast page.

The name Twenty Summers is a phrase in Stanley Kunitz’s poem “Route Six” connoting both the pull of Provincetown and its legacy of art. 

GETTING TO THE BARN

The Barn is located at 29 Miller Hill Road in Provincetown, and is accessed by a long dirt path and a steep staircase. There is no parking available on Miller Hill Rd, nor is anyone allowed to drive down Miller Hill Road. Parking is available in town at the large MacMillan Pier Parking Lot, and at 401 Commercial Street at the corner of Law Street. Those who have trouble walking, can be dropped off at Miller Hill Road. When exiting the Barn and Miller Hill Road. after the program is over please be careful of local residential neighbors and keep voices low.