Provincetown, MA 02657
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 our calendar of events. Please note that the Barn is only open to the public when we have a listed event. Each season we film and record all events, having now grown a rich media archive. You can watch or listen to past events for free on our videos page and podcast page.
The Art House came in to it’s present form following a significant renovation in 2006. That year, performers such as Hedda Lettuce and Poppy Champlin helped launch our live performance business.
In 2007, following another renovation, Miss Richfield 1981 joined the Art House as our headlining act. Also in 2007, the restaurant space was leased to chef Steven Frappolli, and he founded Frappo66.
Varla Jean Merman arrived at Art House in 2008 and shared top billing with Miss Richfield 1981.
With each passing year we’ve been proud to host Provincetown’s top entertainers. 2010 saw significant improvements to the bar and dining room areas. One thing is for certain, and that is at Art House we will continually strive to provide our patrons with a superior entertainment and dining experience.
Provincetown, MA 02657
As both a school and community center, 46 Bradford Street has been a Provincetown asset for over a century. The Provincetown Commons will continue that tradition by creating a year-round working space for creative individuals and start-up businesses, and by maintaining 46 Bradford Street as a space for education and community gatherings.
The new intergenerational space, including established Provincetown artists and welcoming of the next generation, is critical to the town’s effort to both preserve and grow the arts as a vital part of our economy and as a facet of our tourism. And building a technological hub for media arts will enable new types of creative innovation to take root here.
The new space will operate with a membership model and is anticipated to include studios, a flexible classroom space, an exhibition space, shared desks, high-speed internet, meeting space, and digital media production facilities.
We are committed to developing educational programs and providing civic space for public programs that anchor 46 Bradford Street to its historic uses.