Photo courtesy of Alison Shaw
Thursday, August 12
Davis House Gallery, 1 to 9 pm, showing new paintings by Allen Whiting. (No formal reception.) 985 State Road, West Tisbury. Fridays through Sundays 1 to 6 pm. 508-693-4691.
Edgartown's Evening of the Arts, 6 to 8 pm. Participating galleries: Christina, Eisenhauer, North Water, Willoughby — all on North Water Street
Eisenhauer Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, Inward and Windward. Work by Michel Brosseau, Heidi Palmer and Karen Tusinski. Music provided by Mike Benjamin Band. 508-627-7003.
North Water Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, Paintings by Ray Ellis and internationally acclaimed English watercolor artist Michael Frith. Evening of the Arts, Edgartown. 508-627-6002.
Friday, August 13
Bank of M.V., Chilmark, 4 to 6 pm, Artist's reception. Free form, abstract paintings by Dominic Franciose. 508-645-2278.
Saturday, August 14
Aquinnah Cultural Center, 11 am to 3 pm, 35 Aquinnah Circle, Opening reception, Antique Aquinnah, an exhibit of antique postcards of the Aquinnah Lighthouse. Exhibit runs through September. 508-645-7900
Old Sculpin Gallery & Studio School, 1 to 3 pm, MVAA's Annual Children's Art Show, all welcome, Dock Street, Edgartown. 508-627-4881.
Oak Bluffs Arts District Arts Stroll
Participating Galleries: Alison Shaw, Dragonfly, Piknik Art & Apparel, Stefanie Wolf Designs, Amity Custom Ink, Lucinda's Enamels.
Piknik Art & Apparel, 4 to 7 pm, 99 Dukes County Ave. Urban Event. Artists' reception with Sherry Blalock, Jorge Columbo, Gregory Coutino, Max Decker, Traeger diPietro, Sharon Florin, Brett Jackson, Ellen Liman, Anne McGhee, Paul Norwood, Nate Praska, Tom Stephans, Adam Thompson, and Jack West. 508-693-1366.
Alison Shaw Gallery, 4 to 7pm, 88 Dukes County Avenue. The Detail Show, opening reception and in-person book signing for "Soups and Sides," by Cathy Walthers, photographs by Alison Shaw. Some dishes from the cookbook will be available to sample. 508-696-7429.
Dragonfly Gallery, 4 to 7 pm. Arts District. abstract landscapes of Robert Baart, retired Professor at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Also Karen English with her interactive project, "Spiral Art with Heart." 508-693-8877.
Periwinkle Studios, 4 to 7 pm, Arts District. Where the Roads Are Paved in Silver, photographs by Marshall Pratt. Show runs through August.
Stefanie Wolf Designs, 4 to 7 pm, Arts District. Featuring special jewelry trunk show: tile mosaics, recycled glass, and shimmering gemstones wrapped in silver. 508-560-5614.
L'Elegance, Upstairs Gallery, 7 to 9 pm, Opening reception featuring the new paintings of Bettie Eubanks. jeweler Pat Hoffman, and potter Amy Nevin. 73 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. 508-696-9002.
Cousen Rose Gallery, 7 to 9 pm, Artists Reception and Book Signing, 71 Upper Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Painter Myrna Morris' acrylic and mixed media images, jeweler Pat Hoffman, and potter Amy Nevin. Also featured, book signing by Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, author of "The Presumption Guilt." Music by Nick Laudani. 508-693-6656.
Sunday, August 15
Treehouse Studios, 4 to 7 pm, 472 State Road, West Tisbury (opposite up-Island Cronig's). Reception for opening show of paintings by Enos Ray. Music by David Corcoran. 508-693-6645.
Featherstone Center for the Arts, 4 to 6 pm, off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. The Art of Quilts, opening show, curated by Pamela Flam. 508-693-1850.
David Tierney studio, 4 to 7 pm, artist reception of new work, oil on wood, by David Tierney. Show runs through Sunday, August 29. 60 Hines Point Road, Vineyard Haven. 508-560-5557.
The Field Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, State Road, West Tisbury. Opening reception for work by Ron Gee and Barbara Wylan. 508-693-5595.
Richard Lee Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, 36 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, the new, expanded Richard Lee Gallery will host a reception of reverse paintings on glass by Richard Lee.
Old Sculpin Gallery, 6 to 8 pm, Artists' reception, Dock Street, Edgartown. Featuring Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists Anne Grandin, Bob Fitzgerald, Rosalie Ripaldi Shane, Ann Howes, Ned Reade, Ben Cabot. 508-627-4881.