The prolific and long-active ceramist Paul Bellardo (b 1924) briefly had a gallery here, in 1961 and 1962, which he ran with Hal “Whitt” Whitsitt. Known as the Galleria di Bellardo, it offered original ceramics, gold, graphic arts, painting and sculpture. Bellardo had earlier been at 198 Commercial Street and moved from here to 404 Commercial Street. While at No. 352, he also opened a Galleria di Bellardo in Greenwich Village, at 486 Sixth Avenue.
Bellardo was followed quickly by Kurt Robert Ruckstuhl (±1923-2000) and Irma Ruckstuhl, who is best known today as the author of Old Provincetown in Early Photographs, one of the first in the large crop of contemporary books on Provincetown to examine its history in scholarly detail. They ran the Emporium gift shop at this location, and also the Candlemakers at 220 Commercial; the Old Village Store at 244 Commercial and the Corner Gift Shop at 250 Commercial.
Since 2007, it has been the Tao Water Art Gallery of contemporary Chinese and Asian art, run by the artists Dian Tong and her husband, Bao LeDe, who left China in 1989 after the Tiananmen Massacre. They opened their principal gallery, in West Barnstable, in 1999.