Martha’s Vineyard Artisans Festival packs the Ag Hall

Jeri Dantzig and her colorful glass creations at the 16th annual Vineyard Artisans Festival at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. — Photo by Susan Safford

It was tight but there was just enough walking room among the booths to accommodate visitors to the Vineyard Artisans 16th annual Thanksgiving Festival Friday and Saturday at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

The hall was filled with shoppers catching up with old friends sharing Thanksgiving tales and artisans plying their wares and catching up with each other.

There were painters and glassmakers, jewelers, and printers, weavers and photographers, sculptors and authors, leatherworkers and jam makers, sachet booths and a wonderful assortment of food available to be consumed on the spot. Shoppers could find handbags and shawls, wall hangings and coasters, brass lanterns, greeting cards and placemats, woodblock prints and framed aphorisms, crocheted caps and brooms.

The next Vineyard Artisans show will be the Holiday Festival Show, a one-day affair at the Grange Hall on State Road in West Tisbury, Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 10 am. For more information go to or call Andrea Rogers at 508-693-7927.