About Nantucket Arts Festival...Nantucket Arts Council’s fall festival opens Friday, September 30 and closes on Sunday, October 8 of Columbus Day Weekend. This year, we will celebrate events in the Nantucket Cultural District in "Imagination at Sea." The annual festival will feature the broad array of arts and culture on Nantucket, with plans are in progress for this year’s celebration to include visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and other fine arts along with appreciation of the island’s historical, architectural, and other cultural assets.
Nantucket Arts Council encourages Nantucket’s many arts and culture groups to begin thinking of special programming during the festival. In all, Nantucket Arts Festival events in 2016 welcomed more than 2,000 admissions to its many events including exhibits, plays, musical performances, opera, video, readings, studio visits and more.