Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to seascape painting. Discussions and lectures on basic composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance and … Continue reading "Seascapes in Oil with Douglas David"
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm Nantucket Culinary
Join us at Nantucket Culinary as we are proud to host two of the Nantucket Arts Council’s “Arts Celebration” events: French Cuisine and Culture: Berets, Brie and Bordeaux: The Wine & Cheese pre-concert reception held … Continue reading "Arts Celebration! A Fundraiser for the Nantucket Arts Council"
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Spinning Disks!"
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Listen for the sound of the trumpets playing Reveille announcing that the Fourth of July Main Street Festivities are ready to start. All Events start at 10 am. Dunk Tank, Watermelon Eating Contests, Face Painting, … Continue reading "Independence Day Festivities on Main Street"
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to Children’s Beach for traditional games for children ages 6-12, including tug-o-war, 3-legged race, wheelbarrow race, sack race, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Nantucket & Department of Culture and Tourism.
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm Jetties Beach
Fireworks display shot off from a barge off of Jetties Beach. If you need a ride to Jetties Beach, catch the Wave in front of the Whaling Museum on Broad Street. — bus will depart … Continue reading "Nantucket Independence Celebration Fireworks"
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Artists Association of Nantucket offers two outdoor art shows every summer. A beloved tradition dating back to 1930, the Sidewalk Art Show is the oldest of its kind in the U.S. and is a wonderful … Continue reading "AAN Sidewalk Art Show"
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Hand-weave a beautiful bracelet in a traditional basket-weaving style. No piece of jewelry better represents Nantucket than the Nantucket Basket Bracelet. Students will hand-weave a bracelet in traditional Nantucket Lightship-style basket weaving with reed and … Continue reading "Nantucket Basket Bracelet with Martha Polachi"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
The Nantucket “Crewel Whale” is an NHA exclusive design done on linen twill with DMC cotton and silver thread. This design gives you the choice of stitching the model of interpreting the “Whale” in your … Continue reading "Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
The bride’s box was a matrimonial custom given as a gift to hold keepsakes for special occasions. These boxes were beautifully adorned with many different hand painted designs. Students will decorate their own bentwood maple … Continue reading "Stenciled & Painted Bride’s Box with Karen Graves"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create a cup, bowl, or spoon using classic silversmithing tools and techniques. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century … Continue reading "Sterling Silver Tableware & Serving Pieces with Steve Smithers"
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
A creative approach to beginning embroidery using primarily cross-stitch with an introduction of other embroidery stitches. Discussion of design and color and ways to enhance your work. This is an exclusive NHA design.
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
A shallow stitched Nantucket basket with wooden base, rim and arched handle features a diminuitive hexagonal berry band tussy drawn closed with a complimentary silk ribbon tie. The stitched basket is lined with a designer … Continue reading "Island Berries du Broderie in Needlework with Marcia Brown"
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 13 all-day Great Harbor Yacht Club
The Artist Association of Nantucket will honor beloved Nantucket artist Carol Keefe at the annual Summer Art Auction and Gala on July 13. The annual event will be held at the Great Harbor Yacht Club … Continue reading "2019 Summer Art Auction & Gala"
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
 
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm Bennett Hall
Week Long Intensive Throughout the week, we offer practical theatre training from Broadway professionals which culminates in a fun and exciting showcase for family and friends. Our focus is to educate students through theatrical training … Continue reading "Take It From The Top; Week Long Kids Theatre Workshop"
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Explore a new way to re-imagine and honor those treasured ocean finds! Students will design and finish three beautiful mixed- media “shellscape” collages arranged in silver-plated pendants using miniature shells and shell pieces. Learn two … Continue reading "A Trio of Shellscape Pendants with Shaari Horowitz"
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
The Nantucket “Crewel Whale” is an NHA exclusive design done on linen twill with DMC cotton and silver thread. This design gives you the choice of stitching the model of interpreting the “Whale” in your … Continue reading "Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez"
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
The former director of Seed Savers Exchange and co-editor of The Seed Garden shares the stories of some of his favorite heirloom varieties and makes the case for why we should still be growing these … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Fifteen Heirloom Varieties, Their Stories and Why they Belong in Your Garden with Lee Buttala"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join Katie Hemingway, owner of Grass Roots Gardens, for a guided tour of Nantucket gardens. Participants will meet at the Nantucket Lighthouse School and visit properties via a tour van, allowing guests to see a … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway of Grass Roots Gardens"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join us for an enchanting afternoon garden tea party. The event will begin with children (and a parent or caregiver) crafting whimsical floral crowns. A magical tea party and scavenger hunt, created by Nantucket Lighthouse … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Mommy & Me Garden Tea Party"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
A creative approach to beginning embroidery using primarily cross-stitch with an introduction of other embroidery stitches. Discussion of design and color and ways to enhance your work. This is an exclusive NHA design.
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
In this hands-on workshop, children will explore how to use island-grown dried and pressed botanicals (flowers and leaves) to create beautiful and unique artwork. Using their new plant press and other tools (included in the … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Pressed and Dried Botanical Art for Kids with Bee Shay"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pocket Park Corner of Fair and Main
Lindsay Curry, owner of Mohr Gardening, will lead participants on an inspiring tour of town gardens, varying in size and scope About Lindsay: Lindsay’s first gardening jobs were the seemingly endless chores assigned by her … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Town Garden Tour with Lindsay Curry of Mohr Gardening"
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Nantucket Yacht Club
Eating well doesn’t depend on a supermarket stocked with any ingredient you could want, any day of the year. It depends on ingredients of the highest quality – fresh, well-grown, and enjoyed at their flavorful … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Growing and Cooking the Year-Round Harvest with Barbara Damrosch"
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
In tribute to C. Robert Perrin, a longtime artist member, AAN hosts three Master Artist Demonstrations per season. The demonstrations are held in the same style that Perrin did his, with lots of friendly conversation … Continue reading "C. Robert Perrin Master Artist Demonstrations"
Jul 18 all-day Bartlett's Farm
The Event Under the Tent is Nantucket’s premier art show now in its 28th year! The event starts with a Preview Party on Thursday, July 18, 6-9 pm where you can be the first to … Continue reading "Nantucket Art and Artisan Show"
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm Bartlett's Farm
Small Friends is delighted to host the Event Under the Tent at Bartlett’s Farm July 18 – 21, 2019. This four day event begins with the Preview Party on July 18 from 6 pm to … Continue reading "Nantucket Art and Artisan Show"
Jul 19 all-day Bartlett's Farm
The Event Under the Tent is Nantucket’s premier art show now in its 28th year! The event starts with a Preview Party on Thursday, July 18, 6-9 pm where you can be the first to … Continue reading "Nantucket Art and Artisan Show"
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Today’s mission: assemble, paint, and plant these sweet fairy mushrooms all around town! All tools and materials will be supplied. No experience necessary. FREE for teens grades 6-12. Register online.
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come play with Liz and Ellen as we learn new ways to bind books together. No experience required, all tools and materials will be supplied. Bring your ideas for future book binding workshops! FREE admission … Continue reading "Book Binding Workshop"