Here I was scanning Newseum for something to post under “design,” and I see a news item pertaining to the art gallery side of this blog.
In my beloved Provincetown, there are always forces of restraint holding off the forces of tackiness. Someone is always trying to install tourist kiosks, remove a historic home or bring a chain store to Commercial Street. The latest battle was a none-too-subtle green line painted down the main shopping street meant to lead art lovers to the far east end to the small (and often wonderful) galleries that struggle there for attention.
Looks like the forces of restraint won this one.
I hate to see art galleries defeated, but I also hate tacky, brutish marketing tactics prevail in a town that trades on its charm and character. I’m also alarmed to see some art galleries on the wrong side of this issue. (Mind you, in Ptown, there are art galleries and there are “art galleries.”)
And here’s something a little more uplifting from the Ptown gallery scene.