While Derby fishermen weighed in their catches at the Edgartown weigh station this week, 33 colorful fish arrived by land for the fifth annual Bass in the Grass fundraiser.

The event features local artists creating signature designs on wooden fish cutouts, with a portion of the sales supporting the Derby Scholarship Fund and the Edgartown Board of Trade.

“The bass have some new grass this year,” said board of trade executive director Erin Ready, explaining how the organization teamed up with Vineyard Preservation Trust to display the fish art at the Carnegie Heritage Center.

While a rotating school of fish will be displayed out on the grass in front of The Carnegie, the rest of the group will remain protected indoors. The Carnegie is located at 58 North Water street and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fish art by Janice Frame. — Ray Ewing

Participating artists hauled in an eclectic catch this year, with rich seascapes, calm beaches and warm sunsets adorning a series of landscape-painted swimmers. Other artists constructed their designs from Island materials, such David Joseph’s bricolage of Derby buttons and tackle, or Brad Tucker’s walnut woodcarved submission.

Auctions for each piece take place on online and bidding ends Oct. 16. Links to the auction can be found at bassinthegrassmv.com.

Ms. Ready said the board of trade is also planning a host of other events for the season, including the MV Brunch Run, a 5 to 10K run that ends with a brunch at Katama General Store on Oct. 15; Edgartown’s Happy Haunting business trick or treat event on Oct. 30; and the 41st annual Christmas in Edgartown on Dec. 8 to 11.