Artists Association of Nantucket
The Artists Association of Nantucket keeps the island's legacy as an artists' colony alive in its classes, residences, and a downtown gallery that features the work of its 250 artists and artisans. The space lacks the formality of privately owned galleries, instead opting to focus on the artists themselves through themed exhibitions. A visit to the two-storied gallery gives visitors insights into the breadth and diversity of art focused on the island. If you're willing to splurge, a painting or drawing also makes a meaningful souvenir.