Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Walk Around Edgartown Art Galleries

The historic village of Edgartown is a town immersed in the arts. Within steps from our inn, you will find some exceptional art galleries such as Eisenhauer Galleries, North Water Gallery, The Christina Gallery, and the Old Sculpin Gallery, just to name a few.

If you’re an art lover, a leisurely walk around town will delight you with some of the best galleries on the Cape & Islands. Take a minute to discover their exhibitions, talk to the gallery curators, and possibly meet the local and international artists showcased (most galleries have open houses with the artists during the season).

Eisenhauer Galleries

Located on 38 North Water Street, The Eisenhauer Gallery’s collection is one of the most unique on the Island. From realist marine paintings to bold expressionism, there is a diverse body of work that has been carefully selected by gallery owner Elizabeth Eisenhauer. The works of art are both national and international artists that excel in painting and sculpture. Visit them online for more information.

North Water Gallery

Right across the street from The Newes Pub from America is the North Water Gallery on 27 North Water Street. Here you will find works from some of the island’s most renowned and talented artists on display. Gorgeous landscapes and familiar nautical scenes are the subject of many pieces, and it’s a great gallery to walk around before dinner. Visit them online for more information.

Christina Gallery

Head on over to 32 North Water Street and explore The Christina Gallery, a year-round gallery that encompasses two floors focusing on traditional art, marine paintings, and contemporary Sailor’s Valentines. If you’re interested in antique maps and nautical charts, the Christina Gallery has a unique collection dating back all the way to the mid 1800’s. Visit them online for more information.

Old Sculpin Gallery

Did you know that the Old Sculpin Gallery used to be a sail loft, a whale oil factory, a grain store, and a boat builder’s shed…all before it was an art gallery? Located on 58 Dock Street, just a short walk from Wave Bar and our pool, the gallery is also host to educational programs for both adults and children. Their permanent collection of over 100 paintings is sourced from many of the island’s most accomplished artists for the past 60 years. Visit them online for more information.