Martha’s Vineyard has long been a haven for artists and inspired individuals. Be a part of that creative vibrancy during Fall for the Arts!
Each year for the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket celebrate local artists, artisans, and culture. Events on Martha’s Vineyard showcase the extraordinary work of the Island community in visual arts, dance, theater, music, film and much much more!
Arts Martha’s Vineyard hosts an annual Creative Economy Speaker Series (Tuesdays at 11:30 at the Harbor View Hotel), while other organizations host artist talks, craft demonstrations, musical performances, and events for children and families.
Signature weekend events in October abound as well. There’s the Living Local Harvest Fest, the Columbus Day Weekend Artisans Festival, the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival, and the Striped Bass and Bluefish Fishing Derby.
Open Galleries, Studios, and Cultural Organizations
Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios, 66 Main St., Mo-Sa 10-6, Su 11-4
Louisa Gould Gallery, 54 Main St., Mo-Fr 11-5
Seaworthy Gallery, 34 Beach Rd., daily 10-5
Shaw Cramer Gallery, 56 Main St., daily 10-6
Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, daily 12-4
Alison Shaw Gallery, 88 Dukes County Ave, Until 10/14, Wed-Sun 2-5 (and by appointment)
Craftworks, 42 Circuit Ave, daily 10-5
Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery, 91 Dukes County Ave., open until 10/5, daily 12-5
Stefanie Wolf Designs, 90 Dukes County Ave
Lucinda’s Enamels, 11 Vineyard Ave, 11-6 except Tuesdays and Saturdays
Old Sculpin Gallery/Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, Dock St (across from Chappy Ferry), until 10/15, Mo-Sa 9-9, Su 12-7
Christina Gallery, 32 North Water St., daily 10-5
Eisenhauer Gallery, 38 North Water St., daily 10-5
North Water Gallery, 27 North Water St., Mo-Sa 10-5, Su 11-4
Once in a Blue Moon, 12 North Summer St, until 10/14 daily except Wed 11-5 (Su 11-4), after 10/14 open weekends 11-4.
Willoughby Fine Art Gallery, 12 North Water St., Mo-Sa 10-5
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 59 School St., before 10/15 (galleries, shop, and Cooke House) Mo-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5; after 10/15 (Cooke House closed) Mo-Sa 10-4
Preservation Trust (Daniel Fisher House, Old Whaling Church, Vincent House), tours held hourly from 11-2 until Columbus Day
Field Gallery, 1050 State Rd., Mo-Sa 10-5, Su 11-4
Granary Gallery, 636 Old County Rd., Mo-Sa 10-5, Su 11-4
Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, 683 State Rd., daily 10-5
Polly Hill Arboretum, 809 State Rd., until 10/15 9:30-4, tours at 10am
Aquinnah Cultural Center, 35 Aquinnah Circle, Wed, Fri, Sat 11-4