MV Museum kicks off Vineyard Haven Cultural District


Arts Martha’s Vineyard, the Island’s arts and culture collaborative, will hold an organizational meeting on March 7 to introduce plans to establish a Vineyard Haven Cultural District.

The Massachusetts legislature created the Cultural Districts Initiative in 2010. It is administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Since the Cultural Districts Initiative’s launch in April 2011, there have been 14 cultural districts designated throughout the state.

“There are clearly defined goals and valuable benefits to creating a cultural district on Martha’s Vineyard including strengthening our sense of place while stimulating economic activity, improving visitors’ experiences, and creating a higher quality of life,” said David Nathans, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. “By bringing our collective energy together, organizations and businesses that represent the creative economy are invited to participate to help design this wonderful tourism opportunity. Public input is important and required for success.”

The organizational meeting will be held at the Vineyard Haven Library from 5:30 to 6:30pm, Thursday, March 7. The meeting is open to Tisbury businesses and organizations as well as members of the public.

Interested participants are asked to RSVP by March 6 to David Nathans at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum or call 508-627-4441, ext. 122.