Provincetown Commons Ribbon Cutting Celebration Provincetown ready to open 10,000 square foot building dedicated to driving economic opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs Saturday, December 1, 2018 — 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at 46 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA.
The newly established Provincetown Commons celebrates the completion of its Phase One Renovation of the historic building located at 46 Bradford Street as part of the town’s Holly Folly weekend activities. Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, followed by a fun-filled celebration, tours of the building and its inaugural “Open Call” art exhibit in the grand Edie Windsor Exhibition Hall. Local musical favorite, Zoe Lewis, to perform. David Panagore, Provincetown Town Manager, says Provincetown Commons is a true public-private partnership that started with an underutilized public building near and dear to the community and through the collaboration of the team and supporters of the Commons, – philanthropists, artists, real estate developers, small business operators – who banded together to address an important need in our community. Congratulations to the Board of Directors and all involved in the renovation of this building – today’s celebration is a milestone event for Provincetown!”
Over the past year, $800,000 has been raised from the community to repurpose the old Community Center as The Provincetown Commons. In October, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded the non-profit organization with a $231,372 grant through its Collaborative Workspace Program. Managed by MassDevelopment, this program aims to accelerate business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that fuels locally based innovation. Blessed with nearly 10,000 square feet of light-filled space, The Commons allows for multiple art studio spaces for artists of all kinds, a state-of-the-art coworking facility for nearly 40 individuals and multiple meeting rooms equipped with video conferencing capabilities.
The multi-purpose event space accommodates up to 75 people and will be available for classes, presentations, events and other community gatherings. The Ken Fulk designed Commons Lounge will also be a wonderful place to read, meet colleagues for coffee and collaborate with others working on exciting projects in town. The Provincetown Commons was established to support creative professionals, artists, small enterprise, scientific and technological projects, and community initiatives through collaborative workspace, shared resources, educational programs, and economic development initiatives. Through the development and management of accessible space and resources, the Commons serves as a nexus for collaboration, vibrant relationships, and new economic opportunity for creative people in Provincetown.