The Schoolhouse Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary painting, photography, and printmaking. Since 1998 we have presented the finest in collaboration and new thought in our Provincetown gallery space and at a variety of fairs and outside exhibition projects. We represent a roster of over 50 artists from the Outer Cape and throughout the US and Europe while maintaining a large inventory of related works. Director/ Owner Mike Carroll also conducts individual artist’s studio visits with clients.
Our staff is dedicated to providing expert guidance and individual attention to the beginning and established collector, as well as working with museum, corporate and other art professionals in the presentation and sale of works of art. Design services including consulting for acquisition, installation, presentation are available through the gallery to individuals and industry professionals.
The Schoolhouse building is located at 494 Commercial Street in Provincetown’s Historic East End Gallery District. It is the only remaining one of three built in 1844 to replace the one room schools throughout the town. Known as the Eastern School and until the early 1900s it contained the first three elementary grades. During the depression it served a community center, and later as an art school and then as art galleries. The ground floor was headquarters for the American Legion Morris Light Post Number 71. Find out more at Building Provincetown.
In 1997 Howard G. Davis III, a local patron and collector lovingly restored the building and opened a community arts center named The Schoolhouse Center. This innovative center housed galleries, studios, a performance space, musical rehearsal rooms and featured educational and community programming. One of the galleries, The Driskel Gallery, was named in memory of David’s friend Kevin Driskel, who died of complications from AIDS on April 4, 1997. On May 26, 2007 Mr. Davis also named the building’s restored bell tower after Kevin. In 2005 Mr. Davis sold the center to WOMR, a local radio station. Presently the building operates as a arts and media center comprised of three individual businesses.
The gallery is not seeking artist submissions at this time.
The Schoolhouse Gallery has been providing fine art for the home, office, private collections and public spaces since 1997. In addition to promoting our artists with public exhibitions held at the gallery throughout Provincetown’s exciting summer season we offer industry specific services to design industry professionals, corporate clients and new homeowners.
The physical gallery is a showroom for a sample of what is available to clients within our roster and from our connections with hundreds of individual artist’s studios. Our expert staff provides guidance and individual attention to the beginning and established collector in the placement acquisition of quality works of art. We work closely with our clients to bring them directly to the source of the work – the studios and workplaces. Our staff will guide you from floor plan through budgeting and acquisition to placement and installation.
Our artists are photographers, painters, printmakers and sculptors from mid-career to notable. We offer a variety of styles suitable for many spaces and collections. Our goal is to provide clients with artworks that better the typical fare and engage their surroundings in a fresh way, while remaining aware of their function in the overall design. Sizes and prices range from small and affordable to quite large. We also arrange site specific commissions and offer the following:
In addition we offer services for collections management. For the beginning collector through to those who have a mature relationship to the objects they love we offer services to organize and protect your collection and investment. These include: creating an inventory and good records, managing storage, data storage, recommendations for accessing, deaccession, placement in exhibition and print, and rotating installation in the home or office.