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    Artists Association of Nantucket Press Release
    Date: May 1, 2020
    Contact: Peter J. Greenhalgh, Gallery Manager peter@nantucketarts.org
    Artists Association of Nantucket
    Hosts No-Contact Drive Thru Art Fair 2020,
    Monday May 18, in Visual Arts Center Parking Lot

    During this unprecedented time, The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is
    working on developing creative ways for our community to enjoy the gift of art by
    hosting its first-ever Drive Thru Art Fair 2020. To be held on Monday May 18 at the
    Visual Arts Center (VAC) parking lot 24 Amelia Drive, 11 AM - 3 PM, this will be a
    no-contact event.

    “We’re committed to offering new and exciting opportunities for our patrons and island art
    enthusiasts, so we are delighted to offer this drive-through exhibition,” said AAN executive
    director Courtney Bridges.

    Interested customers can drive through our open air parking lot and view works for sale from the
    safety of their cars, all while getting the sales information on their phone,”said AAN artistic
    director Robert Frazier, who conceived of the idea.

    “With our properties closed to the public, we are pleased to be able to offer this unique and zero
    contact event for our island residents as we continue to be grateful to all those who are working
    so diligently to keep our island home safe,” added Bridges.

    “We are determined to find safe ways for the public to enjoy the creativity, and soothing effects of
    art, while also supporting the AAN and our local artist members during these unsettled times,”
    added Frazier.

    Featured art will include works by Joan Albaugh, Ginger Andrews, Susan Briskman, Mary Ellen
    Castle, Barbara Clarke, Elizabeth Congdon, Susan Coyne, Jenna Darkow, MJ Levy Dickson,
    Julija Mostykanova Feeney, Robert Frazier, Christine Braunohler Hanson, G.S. Hill, Sharon
    Woods Hussey, Maryann Jones, David Macaulay, Zoe Markham, Robert Miklos, Ellen Metzger
    O’Shea, Cate Raphael, David Sharpe, Alison B. Smith, Charles Tennant, Anne Troutman Jocelyn
    Sandor Urban, Caroline A. Walker, Michael Wodynski, Lucinda Young and Linda Zola.

    The Drive Thru Art Fair 2020 will be held Monday May 18, from 11 AM - 3 PM in the parking
    lot of the Visual Arts Center (VAC), 24 Amelia Drive. Rain date is Tuesday May 19.

    As the community navigates about in this new normal, AAN’s Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson
    gallery in the heart of Nantucket’s cultural district at 19 Washington St., and the Visual Arts
    Center (VAC) on 24 Amelia Drive remain closed. Please visit our website for updates and to
    explore all your artistic passions. www.nantucketarts.org