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  • “LIGHTSHIP BASKET MUSEUM’S FINE ART SALE IS SLATED FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 24, FROM 9:00 AM – NOON.

    “LIGHTSHIP BASKET MUSEUM’S FINE ART SALE IS SLATED FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 24,
    FROM 9:00 AM – NOON.
    Nantucket, MA, August 16, 2019 - The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum’s Fine Art Sale will
    be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 am to Noon at the Land Bank Park on the corner of
    Francis and Union Streets.
    Throughout the year, fine art has been collected from estates and private donors across the
    island. It includes both established artists and up and comers in all sizes, framed and unframed,
    prints, oils, photography, watercolors, sketches, etchings, statuary and mirrors. The museum has
    long held an island-wide yard sale at Bartlett Farm in November. Now you don’t have to wait
    until fall to update your décor. Prices will vary – there is something for everyone!
    All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. The museum is dedicated to the
    education and preservation of this unique Nantucket artform. The yard sales and estate sales held
    through the year support museum exhibits, lecture series, and youth weaving classes. Andrea
    Wulffleff, Executive Director, says, “The Fine Art Sale features some beautiful works that just
    can’t wait for our November sale. It gives summer residents as well as those who live here year
    round a chance to find that special piece of art to spruce up their homes.”
    For more information contact Andrea Wulffleff at andrea@nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org or visit
    our website at nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org
    About the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum - The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is a 501(c)
    3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the awareness and appreciation of lightship
    baskets and their makers, by educating and engaging the public about the complexity of this art form
    unique to Nantucket, and placing it within a broader context of related crafts. The Museum is dedicated
    to preserving Nantucket’s rich history of basket making by exhibiting historic and contemporary baskets,
    providing a permanent home for lightship baskets, supporting scholarship of this art form, and
    encouraging and mentoring new generations of lightship basket makers.