Featherstone’s June Jubilee: Art for good causes


It is what the Vineyard does so well: combining the generosity and efforts of different organizations to support a good cause and accomplish something wonderful for everyone involved. This Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 6 pm, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and Featherstone Center for the Arts are collaborating to present the June Jubilee for Art.

“I love the invitation of collaborating with Featherstone Center for the Arts,” said Terre Young, the executive director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. “I hope to continue the relationship and to build a greater connection between our organizations and our community members.” She added, “And I am very excited to see the art work.”

Local artists — all ages and all levels of expertise — have created a collection of work in different media to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of Featherstone and the 30th anniversary of Hospice. All art is being donated by the artists, and every piece can be purchased for the same price, $100. All of the proceeds go to benefit the two nonprofits — Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Ann Smith, Featherstone’s director, said, “We are excited to be working with Hospice for a second year, and to be able to provide affordable art done by artists whose work is sold at a much greater price when marketed in traditional ways.” She continues, “But it is a demonstration of the artists’ willingness to support these two organizations.”

The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres on the deck of the Featherstone Pebble Gallery. The art show is free and open to all. Purchase works by local talents at the incredible price of only $100 per piece, while supporting two of the Island’s most important nonprofit organizations.

An additional event at Featherstone this weekend will be the opening and unloading of their outdoor brick kiln, fired this past weekend. Pieces will be displayed for sale.

Featherstone Center for the Arts, off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.