Why You Should Visit the Edgartown Art Gallery

Edgartown Art GalleryIf you love art, don’t miss the Edgartown Art Gallery. This gallery, located at 19 South Sumner Street in downtown Edgartown, houses works by dozens of top-notch contemporary artists, as well as a few vintage pieces from the 19th century. You’ll find an assortment of styles here, such as oils, pastels, and watercolors, and represent a menagerie of genres: tranquil landscapes, sporting art (such as equestrian), villages, beach scenes, and flora and fauna.

We encourage you to visit the Edgartown Art Gallery Collection page and view the dozens of works they have on display. Pay particular attention to all the paintings of the beautiful Edgartown Harbor Light.

After the Edgartown Art Gallery

After you’ve finished at the Edgartown Art Gallery, why not walk to the actual lighthouse? The Edgartown Lighthouse is around three-quarters of a mile away, which is a 10-15 minute walk (or a 3-5 minute drive) through the beautiful downtown district. This majestic, 45-foot tall lighthouse stands guard over the Edgartown Harbor, protecting ships from running aground.

The 2016 calendar hasn’t yet been announced, but the 2015 calendar looked like this:

  • Open weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from May 23rd – June 21st, and Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Open daily June 22nd – September 7th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Fridays in July and August from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Open weekends only from September 12th – October 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • All hours are weather permitting.
  • Admission is $5 for adults, but free for museum members and children under 12.

The 2016 calendar should look similar. Keep an eye on the MVMuseum.org website for more information.

Feeling peckish? Head to one of Edgartown’s wonderful restaurants for delicious food and, perhaps, a glass of wine or cocktail (to rehydrate after all that walking!). We recommend Alchemy Bistro & Bar, located at 71 Main Street. This cozy restaurant features locally-sourced seafood, as well as delicious beef and chicken dishes. Visitors rave about the desserts, as well as the extensive wine selection (a silver medal in Cape Code Life’s Best of Martha’s Vineyard) and prize-winning cocktails (voted the Best Cocktails by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine).

If the weather’s nice, you can sit outside on the back porch and sip your delicious drink in the warm Martha’s Vineyard sunshine, enjoying the cool breeze blowing in off the harbor. Fair warning: those spots fill up fast.

If you’d like to guarantee a spot at Alchemy, we recommend you make reservations, which you can either do via OpenTable on their website, or through calling them at (508)627-9999.

If you’re heading this way, be sure to reserve your accommodations through Sandpiper Rentals. Our Martha’s Vineyard vacation rentals are ideal for relaxing and unwinding in between the myriad great activities you can participate in during your time on the island. We have rental properties located all over Martha’s Vineyard, so you can choose to stay on your favorite part of the island. Whether you want to be right in town or more isolated, we have the perfect rental for you. Our homes are all unique, yet they all offer comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities. Visit our website to check availability and learn about all of our services!

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