Nantucket Arts News

Dave Provost has won the New England Songwriting contest last weekend at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival. Congrats Dave.

The deadline to register your business for the Nantucket Arts Festival InsomniACK night (many downtown businesses will stay open until midnight) and to get an advertisement into the Arts Festival (Friday August 28 through Sunday, September 6) program is Friday, July 31st. The program will list all arts, cultural, historical, and special events for free. Trunk shows, open houses, salon concerts, wine tastings, demonstrations, lectures, are all welcome. Advertising is accepted in the program – printed ads begin at $100 for full-color. and 10,000 copies will be printed. Go to the Nantucket Arts Council website.

The Artists Association of Nantucket has many workshops and summer classes throughout the summer. Registration is online at where you can browse all the offerings. Questions, call 508-228-0722. Some sample course for children: Comic Book Creations on the Computer, Beaded Jewelry, Adventures in Art History, Art & Storytelling, Parent & Child Painting at the Beach, Wheelthrowing. For adults: Morning Light Landscape Painting, Oil Painting Workshop, Watercolor Workshop, and Paint, Paper, Paste.

The Brotherhood now has live jazz on Friday nights from 10 to midnight. I popped in for a few minutes last weekend, and liked what I heard. The band has no name, but it’s comprised of Jon Brickley on bass, Jake Wardwell on drums, Aiden Sherry and Jason Sullivan on guitars, and Howard Bloom on tenor sax. Check them out here on YouTube, and support local jazz.

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