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Plein Air Festival
Nantucket Events

Plein Air Painting Festival June 29-30

Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is hosting the second annual Plein Air Nantucket, open to all outdoor painters on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. The two-day painting festival will conclude with an exhibition of the art and the presentation of the Frank Swift Chase Awards at 6 pm […]

Dianne Panarelli Miller
Nantucket Events

Plein Air Painter Reception

Dianne Panarelli Miller is an award winning Boston based “Plein Air Painter” of color and light and is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and a “Copley Master.”  Her approach combines the classic atelier training of the “Boston School,” a mastery of technique with her own […]

Nantucket Style

Eye on Style – Jeanne van Etten

• by Sarah McNamara • Head up Main Street and take a left onto Fair Street, just past Murray’s Toggery Shop, and you’ll find a fun and whimsical boutique featuring the artwork of Nantucket artist Jeanne van Etten.  Also known as “the mermaid lady”, Jeanne’s creations are great conversation pieces […]

Big Fish Story
Island Cooking

Big Fish Story

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • My son and I were doing our usual stroll around town last weekend, when we came across an impressive catch of bluefish and striped bass on the docks by a charter boat.  My son was fixated with the fish.  They were lovely, anyone would […]

Nantucket Weddings
Nantucket Essays

The Eternal Circle

• by Robert P. Barsanti • Thirty-five weddings went off this weekend.  Thirty-five brides in big white dresses, thirty-five nervous grooms.  Thirty-five wedding parties heading off to town, then to the Box, and then finally to a boat.  All of those friends and family, along with their Greek brothers and […]

Sidewalk Art Show
Nantucket Events

Art in the Garden: Sidewalk Art Show

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 […]

Lamb Needs a Name
Nantucket Events

Lamb Needs a Name

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market is holding a contest to name the new lamb born at Far Away Farm off Polpis Road.  The lamb was born in the night last Thursday to an East Frisian ewe, herself about 15 months old.  “We just bought them for our island […]