Martha's Vineyard is home to hundreds of artists, makers and creators. This fall explore the work of our talented creative community in-person or online.
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Located on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs, Featherstone Center for the Arts' mission is to engage, enrich and connect our community through the power of art and creativity. While the venue is closed to the public right now Featherstone is offering live outdoor music each week, limited to 50 attendants due to COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally Featherstone offers limited in-person classes as well as online education.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD MUSEUM
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven
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Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5 through Columbus Day and then 10-4 after.
Located at The Shoppe with the Red Door, 13 Beach Street Extension, Unit 105 (Across the street from the Black Dog Tavern) Vineyard Haven
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Open most days; if you see the welcome sign out front, please stop in. Appointments available. Guest capacity 2. All items available in the online store.
The gallery features limited edition black & white photographs of Martha’s Vineyard, New York City and Beyond, as well as two lines of notecards designed with original photographs. All photography and stationery is the work of gallery owner Teresa Kruszewski. The dried lavender gifts are from the garden of 51art Gallery, which is located directly behind the shoppe.
275 State Road, Vineyard Haven
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Open Mon-Fri. 10am-5pm, call for appointment.
Anthony Holand specializes in weathervanes and unique commissioned pieces – harnessing his talent and creativity to collaborate with clients on one-of-a-kind treasures. Each weathervane is sculpted by hand, an individual work of art widely regarded as among the finest available anywhere today. His work also includes sculptures, compass roses, Island wall maps, antiques and more.
MARIA THIBODEAU PHOTOGRAPHY
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Maria Thibodeau Photography offers full-service family, portrait, and event photography, with a special focus on capturing all stages of parenthood. Appointments available by calling 505-500-0350 or emailing MARIA@MARIATHIBODEAUPHOTOGRAPHY.COM.
44 Main Street, Edgartown
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Edgartown Books is a beloved independent Island bookstore located in downtown Edgartown. Check their Facebook page for author talks and events.
Night Heron Gallery, 58 Main Street, Vineyard Haven
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Beldan has been a longtime member of the Vineyard Artisans, for over 20 years, and a founding member of Night Heron Gallery. Over the years Beldan has worked in the mediums of jewelry, paper-collaged lampshades, and beautiful etchings with collage, a technique called chine colle. In recent years, she has been inspired to create fashionable one-of-a-kind upcycled clothing. New this year, she also has a very special batch of upcycled sweater quilts, created with gorgeous cashmere, wool, alpaca, and mohair sweaters.
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The Yard is a creation and performance platform for artists from around the globe, offering educational arts experiences through performances, residencies, and community activities. While there are no events at their campus at this time, they will be offering free Adult Dance classes in partnership with the West Tisbury library every Monday and Wednesday this fall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
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One pinch at a time, Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt imparts island living to your favorite foods and beverages year round. Sustainably sun-dried from the renewable resource of the wild Atlantic, Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt has become the go to gift for island lovers, cooks, home chefs and those to impress. Six premium blends are available in several sizes and packages.
Now through November 22nd Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt is running a Sea Salt Recipe Contest that anyone can enter from home! Details about the recipe contest here.
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RUMI SUMAQ Metal and Macrame Art Jewelry by Designer Coco Paniora Salinas is available at Night Heron Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Tangerine in Oak Bluffs. RUMI SUMAQ means "beautiful stones" in Quechua, the indigenous language of Peru. From his jewelry studio on Martha's Vineyard, Peruvian born designer Coco Pnaiora Salinas creates handwoven art jewelry that pays homage to his Quechua ancestry. Using native weaving techniques in innovative ways, Coco incorporates metal and macrame with stunning stones, shells, fossils and other manifestations of our natural world. Coco's exceptional woven jewelry is available at Night Heron Gallery on Martha's Vineyard and at premier art exhibits across the United States.
99 Dukes County Avenue. Oak Bluffs
galaxygallery.org / 508-693-5444
Open Saturday and Sunday 11am till 5 pm through October 11 by appointment
The Galaxy Gallery looks like a typical art gallery showing a great selection of creations from local artists. But unlike most galleries on Martha’s Vineyard, it is a nonprofit organization. The Galaxy Gallery exists online too – galaxy gallery.org, extending the mission beyond the walls of 99 Dukes County Avenue.
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Peggy Turner Zablotny designs botanical compositions and collages from plant materials she grows and collects. Peggy offers her creative compositions and designs as high quality fine art prints, art scarves, art cards and more. Her fine art prints are also available at Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Galaxy Gallery in Oak Bluffs.
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Randi Baird provides full service photography with over 30 years of experience. Randi provides wedding/engagement, family portrait, architecture, lifestyle, food and editorial photography on-Island and beyond. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire and have Randi capture your most meaning moments on Martha's Vineyard.
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An Islander by birth, and now by choice, Marston takes pleasure in the beauty that surrounds us. A microbiologist, then a high school science teacher, Marston started exploring art as an adult, starting with drawing, then printmaking before turning to oils, now his primary medium. He paints both real and imagined landscapes, outside and in studio. Studio visit (masked) by appointment, in Vineyard Haven.
granarygallery.com / fieldgallery.com / northwatergallery.com
Enjoy their artists' work in person is an unforgettable and authentic Vineyard experience. These three galleries are open from 10 am - 5 pm daily and 11 am - 4 pm on Sundays. Each week they premiere new work by well-known national, regional, and local artists.
Their spacious galleries deliver an exceptional Vineyard cultural experience. They are happy to make accommodations to ensure you and your guests have a comfortable visit. Please note that face masks are required at all times
Virtual Gallery Tour
Enjoy their '3D Virtual Gallery Tours' on their websites and bring a full gallery experience into your home. Explore new works, shop for gifts, or just be inspired in the comfort of your home.
In 1996 Chris and Sheila Morse took ownership of the Granary Gallery, the oldest and largest art gallery on Martha's Vineyard. Located in the iconic red barn in West Tisbury, the gallery includes nationally recognized work of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Thomas Hart Benton, Wolf Khan, alongside the exciting work of local and regional artists.
The Field Gallery is celebrating their 50th Anniversary! Founded in 1970 by the artist Thomas Maley, the building of the Field was a community affair. Today the gallery features contemporary art from both emerging and established artists. Join them on Instagram to follow their magical story.
North Water Gallery located in downtown Edgartown features traditional artwork, fine art paintings, sculptures, and glass creations, many with island themes. Stop in and say hello!
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Roberta Kirn is a song leader, percussionist, and dancer who has been leading community singing for over 20 years. She is the founder of BeWellSing, through which she brings singing in community to as many people as she can. Her most important teachers have been Ysaye Barnwell and Bobby McFerrin. Roberta has traveled to Haiti, Africa, Cuba, Europe and throughout the U.S. as part of her Song Exchange Project, teaching and collecting songs to share at home and wherever she travels. She leads monthly Community Sings on the Vineyard and directs an annual concert in December with the MV Family Chorus.
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Jack Yuen is an artist and designer from Martha's Vineyard. His main inspiration comes from the ocean, wildlife, and landscapes, often from around MV. He works with acrylic paint on canvas. His work is available at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven.
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L.A.Brown’s photographic images captures a sweetness that will sooth your mind and stay in your heart for a long time. She is known for the ability to see life from an authentic and not digitally enhanced perspective. In fact by capturing life in a truly painterly way; people often mistake her photographic views for paintings. As an island artist since her teens, she has a myriad of images to choose from and yet, she likes to only print a limited number of each shot. If you are lucky enough to purchase an L.A.Brown, you can be sure you will be one of a few who has that special image. The way she frames each piece finishes it to the point of perfection. A Vineyard Artisan for many years, in this moment, Lisa’s work can only be found in Edgartown at Juniper, behind the courthouse and at The Old Sculpin Gallery, by the Chappy Ferry.
88 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs
allisonshaw.com / 508-696-7429
Gallery open weekdays from 10am-4pm, by chance or appointment (maximum 2 people, masks required). Weekends by appointment.
Alison Shaw has been a photographer all of her life, and has lived on Martha’s Vineyard for most of that time. She grew up in the DC area, but she was a “summer kid” on the Vineyard, visiting her grandparents in Edgartown every summer. After graduating from Smith College in 1975, she came to the Island “just for the summer,” and never left.
Her work has evolved from documentary to abstract, and now she’s fascinated by abstracting the scenes she’d always shot in the early years, using her camera to literally paint with light. Whether it's her series of square seascapes, panoramic seascapes, shooting from the window of a moving car in New Zealand, or the teenagers in her daughter’s swim team, the movement of her camera creates gorgeous, evocative swaths of color. Another popular series of Alison’s work is the artist’s studios series – details of the studios and tools used by artists, many of whom live and work on the Cape and Islands.
93 Dukes County Ave, Oak Bluffs
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Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am -5pm and Sundays from 11am-5pm
Michael believes that Martha's Vineyard is one of the most beautiful and spiritual places on the planet and he has a passion for trying to capture its unique perspectives.
71 Upper Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA
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Open daily from 11am to 4pm
A collection of work by local and nationally known artists including paintings, prints, pottery and books by author Skip Finley. Also enjoy work by photographer Michael Johnson
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The #1 handmade Vineyard accessory since 1997. The unique texture and mid century design sensibility of Vintage Barkcloth combined with excellent craftsmanship, style and functionality makes every SylvieBag truly special. Every bag is crafted individually by Sylvie and her assistants in her studio in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Austin Designs has been hard at work designing new products and working with new prints! Each piece is a one-of-a-kind original made from a combination of materials that are either remnants, re-purposed, vintage or new materials. Designer Rachael Baumrin tries to use mostly cotton and linen base materials although some synthetic's are incorporated when working with remnants which mostly come from upholstery and home decor pieces. Each piece is designed, hand built and completed in Rachael's shop in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard by myself.
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Iconic Martha's Vineyard Inspired Stoneware and Gardenware Pottery available at the
Oak Bluffs Open Market on Sundays and by contacting the artist.
5 Winter Street, Edgartown
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This beautiful and spacious gallery encompassing two floors has an emphasis on traditional art, including Impressionism and Expressionism by contemporary artists, marine and landscape paintings by living masters and modern Sailors’ Valentines by award-winning artist Sandi Blanda. One of the gallery’s best-kept secrets is its fine collection of antique maps from the mid-1500s and nautical charts from the mid-1800s. These authentic antique works form the centerpiece of a truly distinctive display.
58 Dock Street in Edgartown
oldsculpingallery.org / 508-627-4881
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm
Formerly a sail loft, a whale oil factory, an old grain store, and a boat builder’s shed, the distinctive building now known as the Old Sculpin Gallery, home of the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, was built in 1840. Over the years its unique shingled tower has welcomed visitors to the waterfront along Edgartown’s harbor and today its wide floorboards and hand hewn beams welcome art lovers into its gallery and studio spaces. Incorporated in 1954, the MVAA opened for the benefit of the island community: “to increase facilities of art education, create interest in the arts, make an art center for the whole island, establish a permanent collection, and preserve an old landmark.”
38 North Water, Edgartown
eisenhauergallery.com / 508-627-7003 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am-6pm
The Eisenhauer Gallery boasts Martha’s Vineyard’s most premier contemporary art collection, and earned Best of the Vineyard in 2015. The Eisenhauer Gallery is known for its eclectic paintings and playful but elegant showroom. Over 40 artists from places as far away as New Zealand and as local as Chilmark, MA showcase work that stimulates the soul. These artists offer talent that is certainly outside the box.
At the Charlotte Inn, 27 S. Summer St., Edgartown
edgartownartgallery.com / 508-627-5991
A hidden gem The Edgartown Art Gallery is a treasure trove worth seeking out. Nestled within the romantic old-world enclave of The Charlotte Inn on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, the gallery represents dozens of contemporary artists of the highest caliber, with vintage pieces from the 1800s and early 1900s as well. The artworks in oil, pastel, and watercolor encompass many genres, including tranquil landscapes and still lifes, equestrian and sporting art, wildlife and dogs, and idyllic village and beach scenes. The Edgartown Art Gallery’s gracious, understated approach offers a welcome opportunity to browse at your leisure among an unparalleled selection of fine art.
683 State Road, West Tisbury
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Studio, Gallery & Shop Open Wed - Sun
Martha's Vineyard's only glass blowing studio and gallery open to the public. Offering an expansive showroom and live glass blowing.
23 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah
stonycreekgifts.com / Facebook / 508-645-3595Family owned and operated gift shop located at the Aquinnah Cliffs. Retail gifts ranging from local wampum to home goods and coastal life.
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Late, renowned Island photographer Peter Simon loved life, he loved his family & his friends and he loved Martha's Vineyard where he had lived for most of his life. He loved taking photos of people and sharing it with them. He loved publishing books that touched the soul of those who read them. He loved producing The Vineyard Calendar and how those who now relied on electronic devices still faithfully bought them – for the beautiful photographs, but also for the continuity of a long-standing tradition.
54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven
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Through October 13th, the Gallery will be located at 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. We are open 11 to 5 daily, earlier and later by chance.
After October 13th the Vineyard Arts Gallery will be taking a pause from the brick and mortar store front on Main Street and will be online only through this Vineyard Arts Gallery web site: https://vineyardartsgallery.square.site/ where you will be able to purchase many of the items the Gallery is known for.
Long admired and accomplished Vineyard artists Margot Datz, and Thaw Malin III, Anna L. Finnerty, Warren Gaines, photographer Debra Gaines, Ashley Procopio sterling silver jewelry, and Joan LeLacheur Ocean Jewelry made of quahog and other beach shells, are new participants at the Gallery. Islander Susan Branch, a one-woman cottage industry, has many of her books (all autographed), pottery, fine porcelain mugs and wool rugs here. Photographer Jeremy Driesen returns for his second year. Photographer Denys Wortman has provided numerous aerial canvas photos of the island.
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Since 1995 the mission of the Vineyard Artisans Festivals is to promote Island Art & Craft. It is a link between the Island community and the Arts, providing an opportunity for both new and established Island artisans to show and sell their work.
In 2020 the Vineyard Artisans are available on-line, with 46 Island artists showcasing stunning Island artworks.
832 State Road, Aquinnah
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Sargent Gallery is currently closed to the public. Please contact email@example.com or leave a message on the landline 508-645-2776 if you are interested in purchasing ART or want to schedule a future Appointment.
The Sargent Gallery represents contemporary artists who share our commitment to Environmental Protection, with an emphasis on Endangered Species.
145 Field View Lane, West Tisbury
https://chilmarkpottery.wixsite.com/chilmarkpottery / 508-693-6476 / firstname.lastname@example.orgChilmark Pottery, located in a weathered, shingled barn tucked into the trees of West Tisbury. Most days visitors will find the potters hard at work, as graceful forms magically emerge from mounds of clay. Geoffrey's thoughtfully designed, hand-crafted pottery, in its distinctive seascape or copper-red hues, fill the shelves and line the porch rails. Throughout the year, Chilmark Pottery offers classes, so you too can come experience clay in this beautiful quiet setting.
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Max Bossman's approach is to capture images with style and impact in what is called editorial/ reportage / lifestyle, photographing families and children unposed.
"Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I believe that the first broadens one's view of the world and photography lets capture its beauty and diversity." - Max Bossman
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Nicole has been a portrait and wedding photographer on Martha’s Vineyard for 22 years. She studied photography at Smith College and worked in the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC before moving to the Vineyard. Nicole's fascination with her family photo albums is what inspired her to become a photographer.
Preserving that particular moment in time and giving it back to you for posterity is her passion: it is the truest definition of "making memories".
"Each family is truly unique and I try to capture the playful, honest and true interactions during your session so that when you look at your photos years later you’ll say, "That's not just how we looked, that's how we felt."'
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Barbara lives on Martha’s Vineyard, a beautiful island seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts, and she is inspired by the natural beauty surrounds her at every turn.
"The natural wonders of this place inspires me to look at the beauty of my surroundings and to try to capture that beauty through my camera lens." - Barbara Reynolds
davidwelchphotography.com / InstagramDavid Welch is an award-winning photographer based on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Since establishing his commercial studio on the Island in 2005, David has been actively photographing wedding celebrations, family portraits and gatherings, and group events.
215 Upper Main Street, Edgartown
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An arts and wellness retreat space on Martha's Vineyard. an incubator for the creation of new work in dance & theatre. An artist residency located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Arts Project provides visiting artists with the necessary time & rehearsal space, allowing them to focus solely on the development of their new work. Vineyard Arts Project offers the community of Martha’s Vineyard unparalleled access to the creative process by presenting in-studio performances with a pay-what-you-can suggested donation.
22 Basin Rd., Menemsha
the-copperworks.com / Instagram / 508-645-2995 / email@example.comVisit their shop next to the Menemsha Cafe. The Copperworks can do custom orders, so give us a call and discuss your ideas with us. The Copperworks of Martha’s Vineyard has become known for unique high quality pieces from copper weathervanes, lighting, kitchen pot racks to wall art.
34 Beach Rd., Vineyard Haven
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Open Studio Hours are Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, text for a private appointment
Althea hosts live art pop-up events at her studio in Vineyard Haven from 11-5pm on Fridays, in collaboration with other local artists. She specializes in linoleum block print design and painted folk art. Althea offers open studios and shopping year round in addition to hosting creative wellness workshops. Her mission is to inspire and lead individuals to find their truth and purpose using creative wellness techniques and making art.
A walkable, charming village, with a pristine harbor, and working waterfront. Vineyard Haven is the main village center in the Town of Tisbury – in fact, to the confusion of newcomers, the two names are used interchangeably! Vineyard Haven is the year-round port of entrance for Martha’s Vineyard.
Arriving in eclectic Vineyard Haven, you’ll disembark immediately onto the mile-long Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District, anchored to the harbor by the lively, one-of-a-kind shops and galleries on Main Street. Film, architecture, design, visual art, music, literary and performing arts infuse Tisbury with creative energy and a unique, palpable vibrancy.
Home to one of the last remaining wooden ship building ports in the country, Vineyard Haven features two ship building centers and two Class B tall ships.
Architecture buffs will love the Williams Street Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This lovely neighborhood boasts a series of distinctive houses constructed between 1830 and 1860, most in the Greek Revival style.
Hungry? You’ve come to the perfect place! The freshest seafood, made to order burritos, Asian-fusion delights, scrumptious pizza, wraps & sandwiches, crepes, healthy smoothies and so much more await! For something extra special, treat yourself to Island-made fudge or small batch ice-ream or even frozen yogurt – yum!
The ancient home of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah as well as a seafaring destination, the Circle encompasses stunning natural beauty, a historic redbrick lighthouse, the Aquinnah Cultural Center, the Aquinnah Overlook above the clay cliffs, shops and eateries and a stunning beach.
The lighthouse has warned mariners away from the dangerous rocky ledges offshore since 1799. The current structure, built in 1856, is made of red bricks made entirely from clay harvested from the cliffs.
Aquinnah Cultural Center, located at the Vanderhoop Homestead, is a Wampanoag Indian museum overlooking the Atlantic (currently closed due to COVID-19).
1 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs
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The historic "gingerbread cottages" within the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association are well-known and well-loved for their unique charm. While the Cottage Museum is closed due to COVID-19, you are still welcome to explore the grounds of this quaint neighborhood that first began as a religious tent site in the 1800s.