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Arts & Culture on Martha's Vineyard

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Soak up the Local Culture on Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is home to a vibrant and thriving artist community, offering a variety of art and film festivals, galleries, museums and live performances. Whether you take a quiet stroll through Martha's Vineyard Museum or a seat at an exciting performance at The Vineyard Playhouse, you're sure to find the enrichment and inspiration you seek. Call Island Inn today at 1-800-462-0269 to book your accommodations, and let us guide you to the best cultural attractions and events that Martha's Vineyard has to offer.

Museums & Cultural Preservation on Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Museum

One of the advantages of staying in Island Inn for your Martha's Vineyard vacation is our hotel's proximity to the Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM)—just a quick drive or bus ride, and you've arrived at the island's most popular museum. MVM, founded in 1922, offers an extensive collection of Martha's Vineyard cultural artifacts, archival documents, paintings, historic photographs and genealogical records.

The Cottage Museum

The Cottage Museum of the MV Camp Meeting Association takes visitors a step back in time inside one of the Camp's enchanting Gingerbread Cottages, revealing period furnishings, vintage photographs, and historic documents.

Ally's General Store

Martha's Vineyard's oldest retail store is managed by Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust and carries an eclectic variety of goods—from fishing lures to fresh corn on the cob. Built in 1858, Ally's General Store "Dealers in Almost Everything" makes for an interesting stop in your journey to explore the history and culture of Martha's Vineyard.

Flying Horses Carousel

As you explore cultural preservation on Martha's Vineyard, be sure not to miss the Flying Horses Carousel, America's oldest working carousel. Saddle up and take a turn on this fanciful ride, complete with music, lights and real horse hair for the horses' manes. Visit Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust for more information about this historical national landmark.

Art & Film Festivals

Each year Martha's Vineyard is home to several fun celebrations of art and community. The Vineyard Artisans Festivals take place from June to October at The Grange Hall in West Tisbury and showcase local artists' work as well as serve up some great food.

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival takes place every winter and summer, as well as holds special events, and showcases a diverse assortment of indie films and world cinema. Bring the kids and enjoy theFamily Film Festival, or check out the Cinema Circus in the summer.

Art Galleries

Eisenhauer Gallery
38 North Water St.
Edgartown, MA

The Granary Gallery
636 Old Count Rd.
West Tisbury, MA

The Field Gallery
1050 State Rd.
West Tisbury, MA

Alison Shaw Gallery
88 Dukes Count Ave.
Oak Bluffs, MA

Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery
91 Dukes County Ave.
Oak Bluffs, MA

Visit Martha's Vineyard Information for further gallery info.