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

  • 10×10 Open image

    10×10 Open

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Our ever popular show of ten by ten inch paintings…open to all island artists, all ages. Last day: Sept. 24
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    People’s Choice

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Pick your favorite artworks. You decide, you vote. Reception: 9/28/2018, 6-8 p.m.
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    Collector’s Showcase

    4 North Wharf
    Rare legacy artworks from the early Art Colony years. Dates: 10/3/2018-10/6/2018 daily 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Reception: 10/5/2018 5-7 p.m., 4 North Wharf
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    Wet Paint/Fresh Works

    Nantucket Yacht Club
    Wet Paint/Fresh Works features both silent and live auctions and a benefit dinner. Silent & Live Auction Preview: 3 p.m., Live Auction: 5 p.m., Benefit Dinner: 6:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event. For more information please call the AAN Development Office at (508) 228-0722.
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    All Things Great And Small

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Tagline: An exhibition of new directions from our artists. Reception: 10/19/2018, 6-8 p.m.
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    Holiday Small Works, and Cool Yule Holiday Party

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Special art works for that special season. Plus a Cool Yule Holiday Party on Stroll Friday. Receptions: 11/23/2018 & 11/30/2018, both 5:30-7:30 p.m.