Nantucket has a lively art scene that has been a part of the island for generations. The art galleries on Nantucket have a diverse mix of local and internationally known artists — many that both live and work on the island. We have found some of the best art galleries on Nantucket. You can make a day out of visiting these galleries or even just stroll in while you’re window shopping or after enjoying some delicious seafood at a local restaurant.
We think the 9 art galleries we selected below each offer something special and a unique look into island life on Nantucket. They will not disappoint!
Originally Published: October 5, 2021
9 Must See Art Galleries Nantucket
For over 30 years Cavalier Galleries has offered an unparalleled selection of contemporary fine art at premier exhibition spaces in Greenwich, Nantucket, and New York. The galleries present traditional and representational artwork, as well as, modern and contemporary works from local and international artists.
This fine art gallery represents contemporary realism and traditional representational painting by premier International and American artists.
The mission of the Artists Association of Nantucket is to foster the visual arts. They support and promote Nantucket artists, provide educational programs in the arts, and preserve the legacy of Nantucket artists.
Samuel Owen Gallery specializes in international contemporary and modern art. The gallery exhibits original paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and limited edition prints over three locations: Greenwich, Connecticut; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and Palm Beach, Florida.
Pierce Galleries specializes in buying and selling superior quality 19th-21st century American paintings. Its inventory commonly includes fine painting examples from the Hudson River School to American Impressionism and Modernism.
Eric Holch, internationally recognized artist and printmaker, based on Nantucket Island, creates limited edition serigraph prints, posters and his signature line of nautically-inspired silk neckties. Since 1976, Holch’s limited edition prints and oil paintings have been exhibited in over 250 galleries and museums throughout the U.S., Bermuda, England, Australia and Japan.
Hostetler Gallery exhibits sculpture, paintings, photography and fine art prints. They showcase both up and coming artists, as well as, mature artist’s works celebrating the human form, the abstract and color.
Gyotaku is the Oriental art of creating prints of genuine fish on delicate rice paper. This artform captures and reproduces the exact characteristics and features of an individual fish. Pete has expressed a variety of compositions, textures and colors through this unique artform, breaking through yet keeping with the traditional boundaries of this historic medium.
The Gallery at Four India Street specializes in contemporary and traditional fine art. The gallery was established in 1989 and is Nantucket’s only source for Fine Contemporary Art Glass. The painting collection offers traditional fine art landscapes, seascapes and street scenes of Nantucket. The contemporary collections of paintings includes emerging artists and renowned artists from around the USA and European countries.