Memorial Day Weekend brings more than the signal of summer. It is also the weekend of the annual Friends of Family Planning Art Show Benefit which helps support the Family Planning Clinic of Martha’s Vineyard.

Island artists donate from 40 to 100 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of their work to benefit the cause. Appetizers and desserts are donated by Island restaurants, caterers and chefs.

The opening gala benefit is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. Music will be provided by Jeremy Berlin.

Tickets for the opening gala are $50 and can be purchased at the door. The art show and sale continues through the rest of the weekend, May 24 through 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. Tickets for the gala are reserved for adults. For more information, call 508-696-0459 or visit