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New Discoveries

by Catherine Macallister Visitors of the Nantucket Whaling Museum will have the chance to explore a new exhibit featuring the work of early American artists, some that has been forgotten or not been available to public for decades. The Williams Forsyth gallery opens this Saturday, June 15 and is the …

Growing Great Companies | Nantucket, MA

Workshop for Island Entrepreneurs

Nantucket Island has long been a nurturing place for entrepreneurs, starting centuries ago with the whaling crews who plied their trade around the world and the women left behind to open and operate businesses. More recently, owners of nationally-known companies like Nantucket Nectars, Cisco Brewers, and Lightwedge got their feet …

Roby Art Collection Exhibited on Island

Avid art collector and long-time summer resident Sara Roby was a strong supporter of many local arts and cultural organizations throughout her time on Nantucket Island. Less than a decade after World War II, she started to support artists through the purchase and exhibition of their work, and she amassed …

The Cellography Exhibition | Nantucket, MA

Submissions Welcome for Community Shows

The entire Nantucket community is invited to submit their artwork and cell phone photographs to be included in the May 24 Artists Open and Cellography exhibitions at the Artists Association Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. An opening reception will be held on Friday May 24, 6 …

Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA

Welcoming Spring

Spring arrives on the island of Nantucket with a proclamation of brilliant colors. Late April’s embrace of gentle sea breezes and warm sunshine coax new growth from the island’s sandy soil, adorning the roadsides and gardens with daffodil blooms of bright yellow, orange, white, and pink. The annual Daffodil Festival, …

Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum

A Trio of Festive Holiday Displays

Starting Wednesday, November 21 and continuing through the end of the year, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is add color, light, and fun to this festive holiday season. The Festival of Wreaths, now in its 20th year, opens the day before Thanksgiving and features a variety of wreaths, from traditionally …

First Place, YI Photo Contest | Nantucket, MA

And the Winners Are…

When we started our annual Nantucket Photo Contest more than 25 years ago, all the entries arrived via the US Postal Service except for two or three dozen hand-delivered by excited participants. This year, after two decades of widespread Internet access, only one participant mailed in prints to be entered …

NantucketGrown | Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Grown

Four days of food, fun, and education, the NantucketGrown™ Food Festival celebrates what is fresh, local, and sustainable from Nantucket growers, farmers, fishermen, and food producers. This year the festival runs from October 11 to 14, with nine special events. Tickets to all events can be purchased at SustainableNantucket.org At …