The YardThe 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.

Middle Road – Off Beetlebung Corner

Chilmark, MA 02535

508 645 9662

Dance MVDance on Martha’s Vineyard

Ballroom Dance MV is the Island’s own ballroom dance group where all are welcome! The dancers meet informally year-round on Sundays to practice and to enjoy all types of ballroom dance, including Swing (East Coast & West Coast), Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Bolero, Samba, Fox Trot, English Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quick Step, Tango, and sometimes Argentinian Tango.

Fanny Blair Hall

N William St (corner with Greewood Ave.)

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


(Summer Only) Portuguese-American Club

Vineyard Ave. (corner with County Rd.)

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

mv Jazz FestMartha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival “All Things Jazz” presents the diversity of jazz in a variety of formal and informal venues, including live musical performances, art exhibits, book readings and signings, film presentations, and master classes.

410 205 6585

Island Community ChorusIsland Community Chorus, Inc.

The mission of the Island Community Chorus is to encourage singing and musical enjoyment of choral music through the presentation of public concerts on the Island.

P.O. Box 4157

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Chamber MusicMartha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society

Presents classical chamber music concerts during the summer and over Thanksgiving weekend. Guest artists come from all over the world. Delores Stevens is the Artistic Director.

P.O. Box 4189

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508 696 8055

Rick Bausman Drum Workshop

The Drum Workshop, Inc. provides ensemble drumming experiences and interactive performances to groups of people of all ages and levels of ability, from pre-school through elderly care, for people with and without disabilities, beginners and experienced players.

37 Meeting House Way

Edgartown, MA 02539

508 627 3786

The U.S. Slave Song Project Inc.

The U.S. Slave Song Project promotes personal and inter-group understanding of U.S. Slave Songs, their history and meaning through a variety of programs including a spirituals choir, lectures and musical presentations.

165 New York Ave

Oak Bluffs , MA 02557

703 407 1207

ITWIsland Theatre Workshop, Inc.

Island Theatre Workshop is the oldest running theatre company on Martha’s Vineyard, with programs and opportunities for children, teens and adults. Island Theatre Workshop has always been, and continues to be, a “vagabond” theatre organization without a home of its own.

P.O. Box1893

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508 693 2769

Vineyard Arts ProjectVineyard Arts Project

Vineyard Arts Project is a performing arts residency space that fosters the development of new work in dance and theatre. At its state-of-the-art studios and housing compound, Vineyard Arts Project provides an unparalleled nurturing environment for creative development. Vineyard Arts Project’s commitment to the development of new work attracts highly-respected and sought-after artists. Intimate in-studio performances enable the public to experience firsthand the progression of new work alongside its creators. Vineyard Arts Project also initiates young artist training programs to cultivate future generations of legendary artists.

215 Upper Main Street

Edgartown, MA 02539

508 413 2104

Vineyard PlayhouseThe Vineyard Playhouse

The Vineyard Playhouse is a professional, non-profit working theater dedicated to inspiring, enriching and entertaining our diverse island community. The Playhouse operates year-round, presenting contemporary, classic and original plays; developing new work through staged readings, professional workshops and world premieres on our intimate main stage in our historic theater in Vineyard Haven. Outdoors in the Tisbury Amphitheater, we present vibrant Shakespeare and highly-imaginative shows for children. We offer innovative educational programs. We are dedicated to collaboration among professional and local theater artists.

4 Church Street

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508 693 6300

imp_logo_white2Troubled Shores, Inc – IMP

We are a not-for-profit theater organization dedicated to providing quality theater education and performance opportunities to theater artists aged 6-21. Through our innovative improv troupes, after school classes, in-school programs, summer camp and original musicals, our focus is on creating artists through the creation of art.

Edgartown, MA 02539

508 939 9368

Phyllis Vecchia Creative Drama

Phyllis Vecchia Creative Drama offers participatory theatre classes for preschool, school age, young adults and seniors.  Story theatre classes are offered with a wonderful array of costumes.  Children and seniors choose from a folk or fairy tale.  Women in History classes are offered to young adults.  The lives of Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Hutchinson, women from Salem witch trials, Marina Silva, the Suffrigists, Whaling Wives and Phillis Wheatley are reenacted.  Work is available for in-school classroom presentations, community settings, libraries, birthday parties and senior centers.  Please contact: Phyllis Vecchia, 508 696-8738

PO Box 1025 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Featherstone_Logo_0 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 dedicated teachers offer art instruction in classes for adults and children, and free after-school programs for teens. There are also pre-school and family art programs as well as artist-in-residencies. Regular (some seasonal) events include outdoor musical performances, a Flea & Fine Arts Market, Lecture Series, and Poetry Readings. October brings the Art of Chocolate Festival. Featherstone also hosts an annual Holiday Gift Show. The grounds boast an outdoor Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden. Simply put, there are lots of opportunities for artists and amateurs to create and belong to an arts community.

30 Featherstone Lane

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

508 693 1850