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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    Salam & the Art of Coffee

    19 Washington Street
    Salam & the Art of Coffee -- the 2019 One Book One Island show. Themed on world peace, the history of coffee, and Yemen/Arabic culture. Exhibition open to all fine artists and crafts artists, A One Book, One Island Event, in collaboration with The Handlebar Café.  Opens March 1 with a 5-7 p.m. reception at the 19 Washington Street gallery.
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    From Dusk To Dawn

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Reception March 29, 5-7 p.m. Exhibition artworks about light and shadow. Show ends April 15.