Martha’s Vineyard Treasures: Art Galleries

Lightangle by Marilyn Ruseckas

Long known for its reputation as a creative haven for artists, Martha’s Vineyard features many phenomenal art galleries across the island. Painting, photography, sculpture, glass and ceramics/pottery – we’ve got it all! So many, in fact, that I’m going to just give you a taste of some favorites here…

The Granary Gallery at the Red Barn is in West Tisbury and is an incredible venue. Besides regular shows throughout the season, the gallery is big enough to remain stocked with paintings, sculpture and more. Plan to spend some time walking around the barn looking at works from Wick Ahrens, Thomas Hart Benton, Anda Styler and more.

Alison Shaw is one of the island’s most prized possessions. A photographer, Alison’s images are often infused with the Vineyard – though she does travel worldwide. Alison’s studio is in the Arts District in Oak Bluffs and features revolving shows throughout the season. She also offers photography workshops.

The Dragonfly Gallery features award winning contemporary fine arts and the best and most exciting regional and national artists. The summer holds artist talks, collector parties, open houses, trunk shoes and more with artists Carole LaRoche, Jill Shwaiko Bentz and many more.

The Field Gallery is West Tisbury, right across from Alley’s General Store, is an up-island mainstay with an actual field gallery of sculpture and three interior galleries with rotating artists. Every Sunday from 5-7 is a new artist reception! Featured artsist include: Maley Estate, Patience Brewster, Heather Blume and more.

Edgartown Art Gallery The Edgartown Art Gallery has two locations in town, the Originals gallery is located on South Summer Street, next to the Charlotte Inn and the Print gallery, located in the Colonial Inn Shops on Winter Street. Both galleries represent all of the Edgartown Art Gallery artists including: Ray Ellis, Eric Conklin, Sergio Roffo, Timothy Thies, Marjorie Mason and many more.

With all of its galleries, artists and shows, the Vineyard is the perfect art collector and/or lover’s vacation spot!

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