The Arts

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

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What’s Old is New Again

When the Nantucket Historical Association decided last fall not to hold its annual August Antiques Show in 2016, members of the Antiques Council, which stages the show, quickly got together to see what...

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Traditional Design Never Goes Out of Style

When Mellie and Jim Cooper got married many years ago, they furnished their first home with the best they could afford. That furniture has stood the test of time, moving with them to different homes and...

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The Red Violin

As executive director of the Nantucket Community Music Center, Greta Feeney aspires to not only expose islanders to music, but to expose them to music which she believes will strike the listener in an...

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Vintage meets Modern

The lights dim, the music swells, a hush falls over the audience as the screen fills with a couple seated at the bar of a chic resort restaurant. The movie could be “Casablanca,” but it’s not a movie. It’s...

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21st Nantucket Film Festival

THE NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 1996 to spotlight screenwriters instead of actors and directors. At this festival, the story – and the storyteller – take center stage. The 21st anniversary...

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Nantucket Book Festival

As the NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL approaches its fifth year, a good comparison might not be with other literary festivals but with the public library where a great deal of the festival takes place....

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The Queen of the Beach Reads

There’s a reason Elin Hilderbrand has been called “Queen of the Summer Beach Read.” Wherever in the world the island author is, chances are the sand and sea are not far away.

“In the last six months,...

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A Songbird Comes Home

Greta Feeney’s ties to the Nantucket Community Music Center extend back to her high-school years when she took lessons from Holly Cluett, a soprano, harpsichordist and organist at the Coffin School on...

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In the Heart of the Sea

Oscar-winner Ron Howard wasn’t the first director to try to bring Nat Philbrick’s National Book Award-winning “In the Heart of the Sea” from the page to the big screen. But he was the only one to succeed. more

Music To Our Ears

On any given day, the sounds of a piano, violin, guitar or people signing can be heard inside 56 Centre St.

On the second floor, instructors teach lessons in private rooms, and in the basement,...

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