Our Unique Location
The Work Center is located in Provincetown, the nation’s oldest art colony. Provincetown offers an environment renowned for its beauty and artistic heritage. Surrounded by dunes and beaches, it provides the idyllic setting for artistic inspiration, creativity and learning. With its unique natural environment and exciting cultural opportunities, Provincetown has inspired artists for generations.
The Work Center is situated on Pearl Street near the commercial center of town on the site of the historic Days Lumberyard, where studios have been used since 1914 to the likes of Charles Hawthorne, Edwin Dickinson, Ross Moffett, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, among many others. The location of the Fine Arts Work Center on this historic compound provides a communal experience among the Fellows and other residents that is a hallmark of its programs.
Work Center facilities include 32 apartments, 13 large working studios/classrooms, a state-of-the-art print shop, a woodworking shop, a digital media lab, a student lounge, a computer lab, an auditorium, an art gallery and administrative and program offices.