The Artists Association of Nantucket is a 501(c)3 non-profit and membership organization that fosters the development of island artists and encourages the growth of Nantucket as an art colony. We are grateful for any financial support and encourage you to join as a member, purchase art in the Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, take our art classes, or attend one of our fund-raising events. Together we keep Nantucket's art community vital.

  • Annual Fund

    AAN is a membership-driven organization that receives no operating support from federal, state, or local government agencies. With a gift to the Annual Fund you help to ensure that AAN’s mission stays vital and meaningful in the Nantucket community. Your gift to the annual fund is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
    Does your employer offer a matching gift program? Please consider enhancing your gift to AAN by including us in your company’s philanthropic giving. For more information, please contact Tracey Sears.

  • Tribute Gifts

    Please recognize a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift. It’s a meaningful way to recognize friends and family, while supporting the mission of AAN. Tribute Gifts can celebrate special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and graduation. Memorial Gifts are a fitting way to express your sympathy or remember a loved one. 

    For more information about please contact Tracey Sears.

  • Give to the Permanent Collection

    Donate Art – AAN is actively seeking donations to its historic collection. For more information about gifts of art to the Permanent Collection, please contact Robert Frazier. 

    Give a cash gift to the Permanent Collection. By supporting, you allow AAN to purchase art, produce exhibitions, and care for the collection. Donate now.

  • Give a gift to the Campaign for the Visual Arts Center

    In June of 2015, AAN opened the Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive as the new home of its arts education classes, workshops, and studios.

    In the first full year in the building, more than 700  children enrolled in classes, while 528 adults signed up for AAN classes  and workshops. In addition, AAN offered 97% more adult classes than the prior year and the children programming grew by 78%. Thousands of people attended free programs including demonstrations, artist talks, and special events in the building.

    The Visual Arts Center enables the AAN to greatly widen its reach within the Nantucket year-round community and summer communities. We ensure that Nantucket’s rich art tradition continues: that artists can learn, work, grow in skill, exhibit and teach on Nantucket; that younger generations grow up enjoying art, and developing their talents; and that visitors are drawn to Nantucket by opportunities to participate in a vibrant arts program.

    Learn about naming opportunities still available at the Visual Arts Center. Or for more information about the Campaign for the Visual Arts Center, please contact Robert Frazier.

  • Brick by Brick

    It was a Capital Campaign goal to have hundreds of donors names engraved on the bricks in the path leading from the parking lot to the entrance of the Visual Arts Center. When the path was unveiled in 2017, AAN’s dream came true and it is a pleasure to have so many people involved in the effort.

    Please consider purchasing a brick to honor a child, grandchild, teacher, or friend by purchasing a brick in the donor’s pathway. You may also choose to buy a memorial brick for someone whose love for the visual arts has inspired you.

    Support the Artists Association of Nantucket today by signing up for one of the options below.

    $500 buys a full brick
    $250 buys half a brick (shared by two people)
    $125 buys a single line on a brick (shared by three people)

    For more information about ordering a brick, please contact Tracey Sears.