6 Nantucket Art Galleries That Will Spark Your Creativity

Inspire your inner artist at one of our Nantucket art galleries. Walk the cobblestone streets and explore the newest thought-provoking watercolors, sculptures, and sketches. Embrace the stillness of a beach scene or the imagination of the ocean from inside one of our galleries. Explore our favorites during your next trip to Nantucket! 

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Everything You Need to Know About Nantucket Art Galleries

Chances are you already know that Nantucket is made up of some of the best craftsmen in the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the talented artists that line our Atlantic shore. Start planning your art walk with our favorite Nantucket art galleries. 

 

  • The Gallery at Four India Street

The India Street Gallery has been open for over 30 years and boasts some of the best artistry on the East Coast. The gallery offers a revolving exhibit, fine art rentals, and overseas purchasing. It encompasses mixed media with everything from sculpture to art glass.

  • Ireland Galleries

Ireland Galleries on Old South Wharf primarily highlights watercolor and wearable art. It’s a quaint gallery featuring seven local artists, one of which is owner Lorene Ireland. Join them on Friday evenings for wine, cheese, art, and music.

  • The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Egan Maritime Institute’s Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum offers artistry that only our little Atlantic can provide. Although it’s not a traditional art gallery, it’s one you won’t want to miss. Walkthrough ships of times passed, explore the Robert Caldwell Collection, and most importantly, awe at the stunning natural sights. 

  • Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery

Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery is one of Nantucket’s most popular galleries. The beach-themed, downtown gallery is filled with paintings of some of Nantucket’s and Coastal Massachutt’s most beautiful sandy scenes.

  • Pierce Galleries

Pierce Galleries has been in operation since 1968. The local staple buys and sells exceptional pieces of 19th-21st-century artwork. It specializes in American Impressionism and is a sight to see for any creative connoisseur. 

  • Samuel Owen Gallery

Discover the artistic print world at Samuel Owen Gallery. The modern gallery perfectly blends edgy and sophisticated for a flawless showcase. Discover your favorite during your next trip to Downtown Nantucket.  

Come Back to Greydon House

Rooms-Deluxe-BathroomAfter a day of roaming the downtown streets, you’ll be ready to relax back at Greydon House. Book one of our polished, deluxe guestrooms and enjoy elegantly designed furnishings, hand-painted Dutch and Moroccan tilework, luxury bath products, and John Robshaw and Frette linens. 

Delight the artist in you from right inside the walls of Greydon House. Our Greek Revival-style home is not just true to Nantucket flavor, but it’s updated with all of the modern amenities you can expect from a five-star boutique hotel. Discover more about our classically edgy style from our feature in Architectural Digest. We can’t wait to welcome you into our carefully crafted masterpiece, Greydon House