Spring ArtWeek

For 10 days from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 6, Nantucket will celebrate its abundant visual and performing arts with performances and demonstrations in most creative disciplines. Spring ArtWeek Nantucket, the island’s newest celebration, coincides with and is coordinated with the statewide ArtWeek Massachusetts.

Spring ArtWeek Nantucket is produced under the auspices of Nantucket Cultural District with oversight by Nantucket Arts Council. Local partners in ArtWeek include Town of Nantucket Department of Culture and Tourism, Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, and ReMain Nantucket

ArtWeek Massachusetts is presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, in partnership with Mass Cultural Council and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Events throughout the state are at artweekma.org.

Below is a calendar of events for this year's ArtWeek on Nantucket. Most events are family friendly.

🎨 indicates an ArtWeek signature event.

Apr 26, 2018

Thursday, open daily 10 am - 5 pm

Celebrating Maria Mitchell & Her Legacy exhibit opening

Nantucket Whaling Museum  presents a new exhibit, opening to the public Thursday, April 26th and running through January 2019 celebrating the life of local astronomer Maria Mitchell. The exhibit can be seen during open hours at the Whaling Museum for the price of admission. 

Apr 27, 2018

Friday, 5 - 7 pm

🎨 Photographers Alliance of Nantucket "Small Works, Big Cause" exhibit opening

Photographer's Alliance of Nantucket shares works at Handlebar Cafe starting Friday, April 27th. Show runs through Friday, May 11th. Free admission. All works $40 with proceeds benefiting Fairwinds Nantucket.

Apr 27, 2018

Friday, 6 - 8 pm

🎨 "Found in Translation" & "2D to 3D" exhibit openings

Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St. "Found in Translation" gallery show downstairs, "2D to 3D" gallery show upstairs. Show runs through Monday, May 7th.

Apr 27, 2018

CANCELLED

🎨 Staged Reading: Terms of Endearment CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. Please join us Saturday of Sunday at Bennett Hall for the staged reading of Terms of Endearment

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3 pm

🎨 Annual Daffodil Festival events

The Chamber of Commerce hosts the 44th annual Daffodil Festival with events all day including antique car parade, tailgate picnic, children's parade, dog parade, hat pageant, and more

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Book Signings

Blue Balliette presents "Out of the Wild Night" and Nancy Thayer present "A Nantucket Wedding." Mitchell's Book Corner. 54 Main street.

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 12:55 pm

MET live: Cendrillon

Nantucket Dreamland presents a live showing of the Metropolitan Opera's Cendrillon.

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 2 - 5 pm

44th Annual Daffodil Show

Nantucket Garden Club presents the 44th annual Daffodil Show at Bartlett's Farm. Free entry.

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 6 pm

🎨 Staged Reading: Terms of Endearment

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents a staged reading of Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment at Bennett Hall.

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 7 - 8:30 pm

Lisa Redfern Concert

Nantucket Atheneum hosts singer-songwriter Lisa Redfern for a night of live music

Apr 28, 2018

Saturday, 8 pm

Poland Strings Concert

A night of folk, bluegrass and fine fiddle music for the whole family. Dave Poland, Michael Kopko, Steve Sheppard, Erik Wendelken reunite, with guests Colin Gulley-Banjo, Catherine David, and Seth Connelly for a special performance at the White Heron Theatre. $20 advanced tickets, $25 at the door. Cash bar. 

Apr 29, 2018

Sunday, 10 am - 4:30 pm

44th Annual Daffodil Show

Nantucket Garden Club presents the 44th annual Daffodil Show at Bartlett's Farm. Free entry.

Apr 29, 2018

Sunday, 1 pm

The Grey Lady screening

Special one year anniversary screening of John Shea's "The Grey Lady" at Nantucket Dreamland.

Apr 29, 2018

Sunday, 4pm

🎨 Hope & Happiness: Nantucket Women's Chorus concert

Nantucket Women's Chorus performs at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church on Fair Street.  $15 suggested donation.

Apr 29, 2018

Sunday, 6 pm

🎨 Staged Reading: Terms of Endearment

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents a staged reading of Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment at Bennett Hall.

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Maker Night

Drop-In at the AAN visual arts center for an anything goes weekly art and craft night! Bring your winter project to work on in a supportive and fun open group. Projects can be anything from embroidery to painting to repairing your guitar. This is a great way to create and connect with the community. Basic sketch materials will be available, but please bring anything else you'd like to work with/on.

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Model Mondays

Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in drawing the nude figure. Drawing boards and easels provided. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this class. 18+ $10-20.

May 01, 2018

Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm

Interwoven Stories workshop

Recurring drop-in workshop at the Whaling Museum for anyone interested in participating in the Interwoven Stories project, a yearlong community project that encourages participants to create an embroidered narrative that illustrates an aspect of their Nantucket experience. Free kits containing an 8.5 X 11 fabric 'page', embroidery thread, needle and hoop will be available.

May 01, 2018

Tuesday, 6 - 7 pm

Lecture: Mark Foster

Mark Foster delivers a lecture at the Nantucket Whaling Museum on the historic importance of the Hadwen & Barney Candle Factory.

May 02, 2018

Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Film for Thought: Cold November

Nantucket Dreamland’s weekly Film for Thought series continues with Cold November, a film about coming of age in rural middle America.

May 02, 2018

Wednesday, 7 pm

Short Play readings

Nantucket Short Play Festival presents a fun night of short play winners chosen from last year's Nantucket Short Play competition. Submissions from around the country. Performed readings by local actors. $15 at Bennet Hall

May 03, 2018

CANCELLED

Tribute to Irma Anapol

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. 

May 03, 2018

Thursday, 7 pm

🎨 Five O'Clock Shadow

Part of Nantucket Art Council's Downtown Celebrity Concert Series. A Cappella group Five O'Clock Shadow performs at the Dreamland Theater

May 03, 2018

Thursday, 7pm

Open Mic Night

Weekly open mic night hosted by David Hayes at the Nantucket Culinary Center. Music, comedy, storytelling and more. Free entry & cash bar.

May 04, 2018

Friday 6:30 pm

🎨 Susan Berman concert: Nantucket Girl Be Ready to Sail

Nantucket Historical Association presents folk singer and guitarist Susan J. Berman in a concert of debut songs about Nantucket history and events at the Nantucket Whaling Museum

May 04, 2018

Friday, 6:30 - 7 pm

🎨 Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion is a collaboration presented in partnership between White Heron's Nantucket Theatre Institute (NTI) and Nantucket Ballet. local classical and modern dancers create choreography then perform dances inspired by poems. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will ($5, $10, $15, $20).

May 05, 2018

Saturday, 6:30 - 7 pm

🎨 Poetry in Motion

​Poetry in Motion is a collaboration presented in partnership between White Heron's Nantucket Theatre Institute (NTI) and Nantucket Ballet. local classical and modern dancers create choreography then perform dances inspired by poems. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will ($5, $10, $15, $20).

May 05, 2018

Saturday, 7 - 8:15 pm

Shingles Reunion Concert

The Shingles, a Nantucket ensemble of five musicians, reunite after a six year hiatus for a concert at Nantucket Atheneum

May 06, 2018

Sunday, 2 - 4 pm

Poetry Reading

The Nantucket Atheneum hosts an afternoon of poetry from local writers. The event includes short readings from five local poets as well as a longer reading from our featured poet Monica Flegg.

May 06, 2018

Sunday, 4 pm

🎨 Community Jazz Band Concert

Nantucket's Community Jazz Band performs at the Summer Street Church. $15 suggested donation.

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