The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is holding its annual Sidewalk Art Show this Wednesday, July 3, 10 am to 3 pm in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, downtown on India Street. Paintings, sketches, textiles, and sculpture will be among the varied art on display. More than twenty of AAN’s artist members will be available to discuss art and show and sell their works. The outdoor art show is free and open to the public.
Originally scheduled for May, the show was postponed due to rain. “The Sidewalk Art Show has become one of the sought-after traditions of the AAN, so we are delighted to be hosting it as a prelude to the July 4th weekend,” said Cecil Barron Jensen, AAN Executive Director.
Founded in 1930 by artist Maud Stumm, the Sidewalk Art Show was historically held in August over the period of a few days, and was open to both professional artists and amateurs. “In 1960 AAN took the reins of the event and it has become one of our signature offerings,” added Robert Frazier, AAN curator of exhibitions.
“Over the years, the Sidewalk Art Show venues have included such locations as Straight Wharf and the old town building however the present location in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum has become a perennial favorite. It’s a wonderful backdrop and affords a relaxed atmosphere in which to meet and talk with AAN artists and purchase their work,” said Frazier.
To learn more about the AAN and their classes, workshops, events and exhibitions, visit the website at www.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722.