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Nantucket Arts Festival

Wet Paint and Fresh Works

The week leading up to the long Columbus Day weekend, artists will paint around the island—affording the public the opportunity to watch them work at their easels—and during a festive evening on Sunday, October 8, those works will be auctioned off at the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street. …

White Heron Theatre Company | Nantucket, MA

Next Step Fest for Theatre

On Saturday, October 7, the White Heron Theatre Company will present two staged readings that are the culmination of Next Step Fest, a development program for promising new plays for the American stage. Next Step Fest continues White Heron’s commitment to new work. Will Arbery play Evanston Salt Costs Climbing …

NantucketGrown Food Festival

Cultivating a Healthy Nantucket

The NantucketGrown Food Festival is a unique event that celebrates Nantucket’s growing local food system, educates the community about the benefits of land and sea sustainability, and supports and celebrates local growers, farmers, fishermen, and food producers. For four days from October 12 to 15, the festival offers more than …

Nantucket Land Council

Fun in Nature

Nantucket Land Council (NLC), an island organization dedicated to protecting Nantucket’s natural world and rural character, is hosting two opportunities in a week to be out in nature and enjoy our island’s beauty. Tagging Monarch Butterflies The afternoon of Wednesday, September 27, the Land Council is inviting the public to …

Interwoven Stories | Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Stitching Gam Begins Oct. 1

The Artists Association of Nantucket and the Nantucket Atheneum kick off a one year community-based stitching and textile project at the Atheneum’s Great Hall at 1 pm on Sunday, October 1. During this “socially-engaged embroidery” project, participants are asked to create a work that celebrates their experience of Nantucket. It …

Artists Association of Nantucket

People’s Choice & a Pop-Up Exhibit

A festive autumn reception from 6 to 8 pm on Friday September 29 opens the popular Artists Association of Nantucket’s (AAN) People’s Choice Exhibition in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “Having just celebrated the 20th season in our 19 Washington Street gallery location, we are …

Nantucket Island Fair | Nantucket, MA

Fun in the Field

Nantucket Island Fair is an annual family event with all the trimmings of a traditional country fair, with a little island flair thrown in. Head on out to the seaside Tom Nevers Field from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 to enjoy the …

Nantucket Elder Expo

Explore Creative Aging at Elder Expo

from 10 am to 1 pm in Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. The event is free. Dozens of participating vendors will provide creative ideas for aging, with solutions in housing, safety, health and fitness, finances, continuing education, volunteer opportunities, arts and entertainment, and caregiving. Some will offer demonstrations and …

Loines Observatory | Nantucket, MA

Nighttime Wonders

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), Nantucket’s Science Center, has announced Open Nights at the Loines Observatory for the upcoming fall season. There will be two open nights each month starting Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open Nights in October will be Monday, October …