Nantucket Artists Association Sidewalk Art Show

The Artists Association of Nantucket Sidewalk Art Show took place on Saturday, May 24 in the parking lot of the Dreamland Theater, the first of many initiative planned by the Dreamland Foundation to partner with island organizations to foster the arts.

The first Sidewalk Art Sale was founded in 1930 by artist Maud Stumm, and was traditionally held for several days in August, and open to professionals and amateurs alike. The Artists Association took over the event in 1960, and in subsequent years, some of which were sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Sidewalk Art Show venues included Straight Wharf, the Town Building, and the Atheneum.

I stopped by for a few minutes, or so I thought, but kept running into old friends, and a few minutes turned into more than an hour. Almost all the artists I spoke with were happy with the attendance and sales. I asked if it could happen more aoften than once a year, and most felt it could and should. I hope so.

I didn’t have my camera with me, so I asked Robert Frazier, Gallery Director, to send me a few.

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