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The Arts

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

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Antiques and a Nod to History Complete an Island Home

One of the things about living in an historic house on Nantucket is discovering its individuality and eccentricities. It might be a quirky door, a delightful little alcove or early architectural details.

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A Home for All Seasons

When Nancy Cooke and Richard Schafer built their home on Nantucket in 1997 they designed it to perfectly suit their lifestyle.

“We found a piece of property that spoke to us. We loved the serenity and...

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ONE MOMENT in Island Theater - FOUR DECADES of Creative Ripples

Slowly, the island slipped out of view. Tears rolled down his face as he stood on the deck of the steamboat. He had no idea what was next.

“I find that moment traumatic still,” said John Wulp, now 89...

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Designer Elisa Allen: Breaking the Mold

“I do what I do out of joy and then I apply it to a business perspective, rather than the other way around,” interior designer Elisa Allen says.

I first met Allen several years ago when she was putting...

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Lights.  Camera.  Action!

The 2017 Nantucket Film Festival rolls into town June 21, with an eclectic six-day lineup that includes more than 75 feature-length and short films, and a tribute to “Spotlight” screenwriter Tom McCarthy.

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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is no stranger to awards. The 51-year-old actor, writer and director has appeared in two films nominated for a best-picture Oscar: “Michael Clayton” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Three...

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Page Turners: 2017 Nantucket Book Festival

Ruth Reichl. Diane Rehm. Robert Pinsky. Nat Philbrick. Jodi Picoult. Alice

Hoffman. Not a bad short list of the nearly 40 authors attending this year’s sixth annual Nantucket Book Festival, set for June...

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Treading the Boards

Nantucket’s 2017 theater season features a compelling mix of new and classic shows from Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and White Heron Theatre Company.

 

WHITE HERON THEATRE COMPANY

White Heron,...

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Foggy Roots

When you take an award-winning solo snare drummer, a former touring punk rocker, a jazz bassist and a theatrical singer and put them together, you might not expect a reggae band to form.

But that’s just...

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Rebirth at the Artists Association

The Artists Association of Nantucket is in the midst of a renaissance. In July 2015 the nonprofit arts organization opened its new Visual Arts Center on Amelia Drive and was able to nearly double the...

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