The Nantucket Arts Council is a non‐profit organization that supports and encourages a collaborative community of the visual, performing and literary arts through education, grants, scholarships and events.

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Nantucket Arts Festival 2016

Nantucket Arts Festival 2016

Nantucket Arts Council’s fall festival for 2016 opens Friday, September 30 and closes on Sunday, October 9 of Columbus Day Weekend. This annual celebration spotlights the broad array of arts and culture on Nantucket, with plans in progress for this year’s celebration to include visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and other fine arts along with appreciation of the island’s historical, architectural, and other cultural assets. Watch this space for updates on events, invitations to artists to participate, and more.

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Membership in Nantucket Arts Council
Your donation of $100 or more ($40 for students and working artists) gives you membership in Nantucket Arts Council including special invitations and free or discounted admission to our annual Nantucket Arts Festival, our Downtown Celebrity Concerts, our occasional Merit Award for arts leadership, our Baroque Concert in August, and events in which we partner with other groups throughout the year. Your support also boosts our leadership of Nantucket Cultural District, which launched in early 2016. For more information about member benefits, call us at 508-325-8588.

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Nantucket Arts Festival
Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 9

Nantucket Arts Council’s fall festival opens Friday, September 30 and runs through Sunday, October 9 of Columbus Day Weekend. This annual festival, in multiple locations, celebrates the broad array of arts and culture on Nantucket including visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and other fine arts, along with appreciation of the island’s historical, architectural, and other cultural assets. 

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Friday September 30, 2016

Nantucket Arts Festival 2016

Nantucket Arts Council’s fall festival opens Friday, September 30 and closes on Sunday, October 9 of Columbus Day Weekend. This annual celebration spotlights the broad array of arts and culture on Nantucket, with plans in progress for this year’s celebration to include visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and other fine arts along with appreciation of the island’s historical, architectural, and other cultural assets. 

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how we help

“Without the help of the Nantucket Arts Council Scholarship, it would have been very difficult to go to the school I chose. Without it, I wouldn’t have any of the connections or training that I have now.”

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our partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations and support the important work they do in the Nantucket arts community: