All the Island’s an Art Show

There is art being made on Martha’s Vineyard Island. Or to be more precise, there is a lot of wonderful art being made here. And while there are numerous galleries to visit, and some days an Islandwide gallery crawl is the perfect vacation experience, other times you just want everyone to come to you.

Even if that were possible, not even the largest trophy home could fit that crowd. And can you imagine how much crudité you’d have to chop? So how about the next best thing? One place, one day, hundreds of artists.

The All-Island Art show takes place on Monday, August 1 at the Tabernacle in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. But it’s not just a see, be seen, and buy art event. It is also a battle royale, brushes drawn at dawn, bragging rights for the yearly art competition. Come watch the paint fly as the ribbons are awarded.

On Tuesday, August 2 the art show gets kid-friendly as it presents the junior art show for children up to 15 years of age. This is the perfect opportunity for budding Picassos previously consigned to seeing their work hung with magnets on the refrigerator to go bigtime, rub shoulders with their art peers and hear cries of “Bravo!” from folks to whom they aren’t actually related to.

There is a limit of two entries per child with a 50-cent entry fee for each submission. Art is accepted between 9 and 10 a.m. on the same day.

For more information, call 508-693-0525 or visit