This Sunday, August 12, artist Samuel Close will be putting the finishing touches on one of his works featuring the Edgartown Lighthouse at the Island Art Gallery located at 66 Main street in Vineyard Haven from 4 to 6 p.m. The piece is to be raffled-off, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

Mr. Close was inspired by the stories he heard at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial service to honor children who have died, and decided to give back to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, which is the steward of the Edgartown Lighthouse.

Raffle tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at Island Art Gallery.

For more information, and to view the art, visit or contact Island Art Gallery at 508-693-3948 or