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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    Spring Sweep 2019 Tonight & Tomorrow

    19 Washington Street
    Tonight & Tomorrow!! Free and open to all. One of the best opportunities to launch or expand your collection of Nantucket art is at our Spring Sweep Silent Auction. Our auction runs 10-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. For a head start, attend our night-before Sweep Cocktail Preview Party, April 19, 5-7 p.m. The deals go quickly. This year's event features a Signature Sweep Artwork by Lynn Nicholas and a Pick-a-Prize raffle.
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    Primary Concerns, and Shaped By Hand

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    Primary Concerns: Discover the dominant color scheme of your life. Running concurrently: 2D to 3D – works of sculpture and hand-crafted art in ceramics, wood, etc. Reception for Both: 4/26/2019, 5-7 p.m.
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    Weathering Well, and Shaped By Hand

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    In art, it's man against nature in all its weathered glory. Running concurrently: 2D to 3D – works of sculpture and hand-crafted art in ceramics, wood, etc. Reception: 5/10/2019, 5-7 p.m.
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    Artists Open, and Cellography

    Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
    A dynamic exhibition open to all Island artists. Exhibition includes our annual Cellography Exhibition of cell phone photography. Reception: 5/24/2019, 6-8 p.m.
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    Artist Membership Review #1

    Visual Arts Center
    Check this website for an artist membership application, and call Bobby Frazier at the office at 508-228-0722. Reservations are required.