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  • AAN Presents Wet Paint Weekend October 7, 8, and 9. Two new locations are included this year for the annual painting festival.

    Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the event dates and locations for the 2022 Wet Paint Weekend. Running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 7- 9, Wet Paint Weekend offers many opportunities for the island community to meet AAN artists, see them at their easels, and participate in an auction of their works.

    Wet Paint Weekend is truly a highlight of the Nantucket arts calendar and we’re delighted to be bringing back many of the features from prior years, including the live auction” said AAN executive director Courtney Bridges. “Over the course of three days, 50 artist members’ art will be available in the live auction, as well as another 20 works in the silent auction on Sunday. Every piece auctioned off is a fresh new work painted or made for the weekend. Come and bid on the fresh new paintings by some of the island’s top artists. We are also delighted that Rafael Osona will serve as our auctioneer.”

    Wet Paint Weekend 2022 will kick off with the Wet Paint Welcome Party on Friday, October 7 from 5 – 7 P.M. Visitors are invited to meet AAN members over cocktails at AAN’s Big Gallery, 12 Straight Wharf. Bidding will begin that evening and continue through the end of the auction on Sunday.

    On Saturday, October 8, the Wet Paint Art Hop will have maps detailing where artist members will be painting en plein air downtown. “Curious bystanders are invited to peer over the artists’ shoulders to see the view turn into a painted canvas,” said AAN artistic director, Robert Frazier. Maps to find painting locations will be available at the Coffee and Doughnuts event held in the Big Gallery, 12 Straight Wharf on Saturday morning, 9 – 11 A.M.

    The Wet Paint Weekend culminates on Sunday, October 9 with a Live Auction, featuring the fresh new works. There will also be a silent auction to view and bid. This year’s auction has been moved back to the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach St. To learn more about the Wet Paint Weekend or the Wet Paint Welcome Party, please call the AAN office at 508-228-0722. Other program details and dinner tickets can be found at the AAN website at nantucketarts.org/events/wet-paint.

    Weekend Details:

    Friday, October 7th
    5 - 7 P.M.
    Wet Paint Welcome Party
    Big Gallery, 12 Straight Wharf

    Please join us for cocktails and a preview of Wet Paint silent auction artwork. Bidding will begin that evening and continue through the end of Sunday’s live auction at Nantucket Yacht Club.

    Saturday, October 8th
    9 – 11 A.M.
    Wet Paint Art Hop
    Big Gallery, 12 Straight Wharf

    Enjoy coffee and doughnuts at the Big Gallery and pick up a map detailing where the artists will
    be painting between 9 A.M. & 11 A.M., so you can plan your morning to visit them and see their
    works come to life.

    Sunday, October 9th
    Wet Paint Silent and Live Auction Preview
    4 P.M
    Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach St. 

    Please join us to preview our art auction pieces ahead of the 5:00 live auction. There will also be
    a silent auction to view and bid.

    Sunday, October 9th
    Wet Paint Silent and Live Auction
    5 P.M.
    Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach St. 

    Bid on the fresh new paintings by some of the island’s top artists. Rafael Osona will serve as auctioneer. There will also be a silent auction to view and bid.

    Sunday, October 9th
    Wet Paint Dinner
    6 P.M.
    Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach St.
    Tickets and pre-registration are required for dinner following the Wet Paint Silent and Live
    Auction. Registration for the dinner must be made in advance.

    To learn more about Wet Paint Weekend, please call the AAN office at 508-228-0722. Other program details and dinner tickets can be found at the AAN website at nantucketarts.org/events/wet-paint.

    To learn more about the AAN, visit the website or follow our Instagram @ackartists. For information about AAN’s 2022 carefully crafted programs, call 508-228-0722.

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