Featherstone Center for the Arts originated as a small group of artists and art enthusiasts convening as Meetinghouse Center for the Arts. This group created an arts community where artists and others could interact, support and learn from one another, moving locations frequently. In the mid-90’s Featherstone Farm was purchased to create a permanent home for the arts group on six beautiful acres in Oak Bluffs. Farm buildings were transformed into classrooms, studios, galleries and offices; and the outdoor space became utilized for concerts, a weekly flea and fine arts market, sculpture exhibits and other events.
Today Featherstone is a vibrant year-round art center that serves the entire community. A variety of programs, classes and workshops are offered with new gallery exhibits every few weeks. The gallery is open to all, seven days a week, free of charge. Group shows feature the work of high school students to 90 year olds. Affordable education is offered throughout the year with classes ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, pottery and music lessons. The campus is an even busier cultural hub throughout the warm summer months, with the addition of children’s art camp, outdoor weekly musical performances, a fine arts flea market, poetry readings and more.