The mission of the Artists Association of Nantucket is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket.
We create a vibrant arts community by promoting, supporting and encouraging the work of Nantucket artists,
providing educational programs in the arts, and preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists.

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Take a Class

Sign up today for classes, workshops, camps, and arts programs for adults and children at the Visual Arts Center.
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Buy Art

Become a Nantucket art collector. See the changing exhibitions at the AAN’s downtown gallery or browse through other online opportunities.
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View the Collection

Spend time with the AAN’s fascinating Permanent Collection with works from the art colony days of the 1920s through to contemporary Nantucket art.
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Special Events

Jump into AAN’s dynamic array of special events throughout the year and engage with Nantucket’s vibrant arts colony.
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Who We Are

Connect with the AAN’s long tradition of fostering the visual arts on Nantucket. Meet the AAN staff and board of directors.
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Rentals and Private Lessons

Plan a special event, private lesson, or birthday party at the AAN. Or rent shared studio spaces at the Visual Arts Center.

Calendar of Events

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    Guilty Pairs

    Visual Arts Center
    Double your pleasure, double your fun…art in pairs. Opening Reception: Friday, 6/7/2019, 6:00 p.m. at 19 Washington Street
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    Plein Air Nantucket 2019

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Outdoor painting festival with new wet works hung for sale each day at the AAN Gallery. Paint Out at Brant Point beach, June 12, starts at 10 a.m. with public welcome. Rain date 6/13. Frank Swift Chase Awards at the June 16 closing reception, 6 p.m., AAN Gallery. Artist details available here Our Plein Air map with photos is available here
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    Folk Tales to Fine Art: A John Lochtefeld Retrospective

    Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia
    Grand Opening: June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visual Arts Center