The Arts

Tap into the rich and vibrant scene in the performing, musical and visual arts.

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New Look For an Old House

Nantucket mariner Christopher Folger built a house on the north shore in 1753, at the tender age of 21. He died at sea in 1774 and the house stayed in the immediate family until his son sold it to his...

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NCMC: Back to Basics

The Nantucket Community Music Center has made a move to switch its focus and concentrate its efforts back on the needs of those it serves – primarily music students – as opposed to spending time and money...

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Every old home has its own personal history

Many early houses throughout the historic district of Nantucket were moved from other locations on the island to their present in-town sites. The history of these houses is always fascinating, many...

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David Lazarus

Yet there always comes a point when he gets restless, when creating the art begins to feel more like work, and his thoughts shift to something new.

While he still works in multiple mediums, lately he’s...

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Lights… Camera… Action!

The 2018 Nantucket Film Festival rolls into town June 20-25, with an eclectic six-day lineup that includes more than 100 feature-length and short films, and a tribute to “The Squid and the Whale”...

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Lessons in Life from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

It began the way documentary film projects sometimes do, with a conversation, with a simple question that seemed almost random at the time but which opened up the moment into something larger, something...

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Mid-Century Modern in Historic Sconset

This 600-square-foot house feels quite spacious due to the openness and many windows typical of mid-century modern architecture. The homeowner’s collection of art and furniture of the period creates an...

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Antiques and a Nod to History Complete an Island Home

One of the things about living in an historic house on Nantucket is discovering its individuality and eccentricities. It might be a quirky door, a delightful little alcove or early architectural details. more

A Home for All Seasons

When Nancy Cooke and Richard Schafer built their home on Nantucket in 1997 they designed it to perfectly suit their lifestyle.

“We found a piece of property that spoke to us. We loved the serenity and...

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ONE MOMENT in Island Theater - FOUR DECADES of Creative Ripples

Slowly, the island slipped out of view. Tears rolled down his face as he stood on the deck of the steamboat. He had no idea what was next.

“I find that moment traumatic still,” said John Wulp, now 89...

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