Chicken Alley Art and Collectibles sale moves to downtown Vineyard Haven

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The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop is just the latest Island business helping out federal workers. — Michael Cummo

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Chicken Alley Thrift Shop hosts its 16th annual Art and Collectibles Sale on Sunday, August 11, from 1 to 5 pm on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Vineyard Haven. All proceeds from the sale benefit the programs and services of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. 

Due to the closing of Lagoon Pond Road for Beach Road Weekend, the sale will move from its usual location at the shop on Lagoon Pond Road to the corner of Church and Main Street in Vineyard Haven, behind Mikado restaurant and Cronig’s Real Estate (76 Main Street). According to a press release, line placeholder numbers will be handed out starting at 7 am, and the sale will begin promptly at 1pm. 

The annual Art and Collectibles Sale, founded by volunteer and patron Olga Hirschhorn in 2002, the release says, has become one of the “most anticipated summer events amongst Islanders and visiting collectors.” On the second Sunday in August, the sale features a curated collection of local paintings, antiques, vintage items, collectibles, Island curiosities, and unique pieces selected from thousands of donations that the shop receives throughout the year.