2016 Special Events
14th Annual Holiday Gift Show:
November 18 - Preview Party from 6:00 - 8:00PM
November 19 - December 18 from 12:00 - 4:00PM daily
except Thanksgiving Day
The 13th Annual Art of Chocolate Festival:
October 7 - Preview Party from 6:00 - 8:00PM
October 8 & 9 - Festival from 12:00 - 4:00pm daily
Vineyard Vincy Fest:
Celebrating St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Sister Island Partnership with Martha's Vineyard
Saturday, August 27
Farm Field Sea:GATHER
Wednesday, August 10
For more information about the event & about the featured artist
please visit the links belowwww.ffsmv.com
7th Annual Potters Bowl:
Sunday, August 21 from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Dance The Yard:
Wednesday, August 3
Join DanceTheYard, co-directed by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller, and Island choreographers for an evening of outdoor performance. DanceTheYard, The Yard’s summer 2016 interns, local improvisation group What’s Written Within, and special guest choreographers share exciting new works, along with past favorites, with the Island community.
Opera at Featherstone:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 29-30-31
The Demon Barber of Seville...FI-GA-RO!
An Italian Musical Mash-Up with Cheeky English Commentary
Martha's Vineyard, Featherstone Center for the Arts
Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 29th, 30th & 31st, 2016
Pride Family Day:
Presented by Dance The Yard
Saturday, July 23
MARVELOUS MARVIN, Brain Circus
Family Friendly: Pay What You Can
Marvelous Marvin’s Brain Circus begins with a rhyming overture about brain health and its links to exercise and reading. Then, we join the circus and experience our brains grow! Play begins. We learn circus skills: juggling props, balancing sticks, spinning plates, flip-and-flyers, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, and romper stompers. Dancing begins. Dancing never ends.
an evening of comedy from five funny females
Friday, July 15 at 8:00PM
Under the Featherstone Tent
$15/$10 with Island Club Card
Cash bar serving beer and wine.
Some material is R rated
Featherstone Center for the Arts
20th Anniversary Gala:
Monday, July 11 from 6:00 - 8:00PM at Farm Neck
Saturday, July 9 from 3:00 - 7:00PM
Featherstone is excited to announce our first Lavender Festival!
On Saturday July 9th from 3-7pm, we would like to invite you to our 2016 Lavender Festival. Not only does lavender smell delicious, but can also heal the body! Featherstone hopes to brighten your day with locally handmade Art, Crafts, and Food...all inspired by Lavender! We hope to have a fun filled afternoon for families and lavender lovers from all over!
Presentation by David Murphy
Tuesday, June 28, 7:00PM in the gallery
in conjunction with the gallery show:
Summer Solstice Celebration:
Thursday, June 16 from 6:00 - 8:00PM
Hosted by Margaret Emerson
Hart Haven House Tour:
Wednesday, June 15 from 12:00 - 4:00PM
(Rain Date: Thursday, June 16)
Tickets $50 per person
Call Featherstone to reserve your tickets today! 508-693-1850
**Please meet us in the front parking lot of Lola's Restaurant to pick up your tickets and hop on the shuttle to start the tour!
Walk-ins are welcome, please visit the check-in booth at Lolas to pick up your tickets and tour map
The Urge To Create Book Launch
Monday, June 13 from 6:00 - 8:00PM
The Urge To Create: Vineyard Portraits
The island of Martha’s Vineyard is home to a thriving and diverse creative community. The Urge To Create: Vineyard Portraits is a collection of 50 written and photographic profiles of island artists and creative people. The subjects were chosen for the persistence and passion they bring to their creative art or arts. Intensive interviews were conducted, audio recorded and transcribed. Drawing on an oral history tradition, a written profile was developed drawing only on the spoken word of each subject. The written profiles were paired with photographic portraits, taken by island photographers both budding and professional. The Urge To Create: Vineyard Portraits is an homage to the creative spirit of these generative artists, quietly persistent and transformative. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book will be donated to Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Jane Dreeben has been involved with various collaborative arts projects over the past ten years. She currently produces musicals in partnership with island young people and their families as benefits for Vineyard non-profits. She has also worked as a teacher, administrator, board member, fundraiser and psychologist.
This book launch event on Monday, June 13, 6 - 8 pm, will feature Ann Smith, Director of Featherstone Center for the Arts, and Featherstone teachers and community members including Julia Mitchell, tapestry weaver and singer, Liz Taft, painter, Bruce MacNelly, architect and musician, and music by Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson, all of whom who are featured in the book. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
The Cup of Karma Project:
Saturday, May 21 from 3:00 - 5:00PM
A Storytelling Event Hosted by Polly Simpkins
under The Summer Tent
Please join us for the 6th Cup of Karma Tea Talk as part of a year long audio series
of live storytelling events taking place around Martha's Vineyard!
Designed to celebrate the people who inspire us. Five speakers will tell a story about someone
who has profoundly influenced their life and creative spirit.
Held under the summer tent at Featherstone, we will gather to honor and celebrate the people
who inspire our lives. Please come enjoy delicious tea, home made baked goods and lots of inspirational stories, reminding us all how lucky we are to know the people who make our lives so special!
Note - this event will be recorded (audio only), live as part of an audio story archiveFrom 3:00-5:00 pm Free and Open to the PublicFor more information, please visit our website at: www.acupofkarma.com
Hope to see you there and please help spread the word about this important project.
Dine to Donate:
Thursday, April 14
Lunch: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: 5:00 - 8:30PM
Call (508) 693 - 2626 to make a reservation
Bowl for the Arts
Art on the Avenue:
February 7 - March 27
Circuit Avenue Artists Installations
in conjunction with the Oak Bluffs Association