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 /or Private Lesson

Sign up today for classes, workshops, camps, and arts programs for adults and children at the Visual Arts Center.
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75th Anniversary

Celebrating three quarters of a century in the Arts. View a sampler from our 75th Anniversary Acquisition Project.
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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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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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Special Events

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

Calendar of Events

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    Valentines Small Works -2020

    Visual Arts Center
    An exhibition of gift-worthy small works celebrating Valentine's Day, love and the color red -- held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. The show opens February 7 with a reception 5-7 p.m. Open weekdays 9-5 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 8 from 10-2 p.m. Show ends February 14.
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    The Word for Our World is Forest

    24 Amelia Drive
    The Word for Our World is Forest-- the 2020 One Book One Island exhibition. Themes of climate, landscape, and the ethos of green. Open to all island fine artists and craftspersons. Opens March 6 with a 5-7 p.m. reception at 24 Amelia Drive. Ends March 13.