The serenity of Martha’s Vineyard has long served as inspiration to artists. The organizations listed here represent the strength of arts & culture on the island. Contact them for more information about events, artists, classes, or with any other questions!
If you’re an island artist, we hope you’ll use this list and the Island Artist Directory to find partners, collaborators, and allies in promoting your work and enriching our Island communities. 
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Visual Arts

HERE YOU’LL FIND LISTINGS FOR ART GALLERIES, ARTIST STUDIOS, EXHIBITION LOCATIONS, AND ALL THINGS VISUAL ARTS. Featherstone Center for the Arts Featherstone is a community arts center providing programs for Vineyarders and visitors of all ages year-round. It offers inspiration, education and creative nourishment on six acres of rambling meadows, galleries and studios. Gifted and…

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Performing Arts

FROM DANCE TO THEATER TO OPERA TO CHAMBER MUSIC – FIND ALL MANNER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD HERE! The Yard The Yard’s organizational mission is to promote growth and experimentation in modern dance choreography and related performing arts and to support the art of choreography through presenting and audience education. info@dancetheyard.org Middle…

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Language Arts & Publications

BOOKS BY ISLAND AUTHORS, WRITING WORKSHOPS, AND ISLAND PERIODICALS. Avalon Magazine An extraordinary world-culture and lifestyle magazine for women. lorieblack@avalonmag.com P.O. Box 1355 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 877 563 0734 Cynthia Riggs A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery Writer. In Cynthia Riggs’ ten mysteries, we follow one of fiction’s most delightful and most realistic amateur detectives. Arts &…

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Film

IT’S A SMALL ISLAND, BUT THERE’S LOTS OF INDEPENDENT, ARTISTIC, AND DOCUMENTARY FILM EVENTS HAPPENING ALL YEAR ROUND ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD. CHECK OUT A SCREENING AND GET TO HEAR FILMMAKERS TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK. Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival  The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival produces community events that celebrate all genres of film and spark discussion,…

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Museums

MARTHA’S VINEYARD HAS A LONG HISTORY – LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AT THESE MUSEUMS! Aquinnah Cultural Center, Inc. (ACC) The Aquinnah Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve, educate and document the Aquinnah Wampanoag self-defined history, culture and contributions past, present and future. 20 Black Brook Road Aquinnah, MA 02535 508 645 9265 Martha’s Vineyard Museum…

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Libraries

EACH OF THE ISLAND’S SIX TOWNS HAS ITS OWN PUBLIC LIBRARY. MANY HOLD REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS, HOST SPECIAL SPEAKERS OR FILM SCREENINGS, AND PROVIDE COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO ISLANDERS AND VISITORS. Aquinnah Public Library 1 Church Street Aquinnah, MA 02535 508 645 2314 Chilmark Public Library 522 South Road, Chilmark Center Chilmark, MA 02535 508 645…

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Kid Friendly

HAVE SOME KIDS TO ENTERTAIN? MANY ARTS & CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD CATER EXCLUSIVELY TO YOUNG PEOPLE, AND LOTS OF OTHERS WELCOME THEM WITH OPEN ARMS. YOU’LL CERTAINLY FIND ENOUGH TO KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY BUSY! ART Farm A newly-formed art organization on Martha’s Vineyard. We employ the model for sustainable agriculture and apply…

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Handcrafts

A WEALTH OF TALENTED ARTISANS CALL MARTHA’S VINEYARD HOME. THEY DRAW INSPIRATION AND MATERIALS FROM THE ISLAND. LEARN MORE HERE! The Vineyard Artisans Festivals The only Art Shows on Martha’s Vineyard that represent hand-made fine art and crafts from Islanders. Open from Memorial Day Weekend till just before Christmas. Many demonstrations and plenty of parking,…

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Press and Media

A DIRECTORY OF MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS ON THE ISLAND, AS WELL AS ARTS-AND-CULTURE-SPECIFIC PUBLICATIONS. Arts & Ideas, Inc. Community is sustained by its healthy, resilient imagination, its ideas and arts. Arts & Ideas is a medium for sustaining a resilient creative community. Through print and online media, A&I connects people everywhere to creative life here.…

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