Island Time, April 30-May 6: Virtual Spring on the Vineyard
April 30, 2020
Pinkletinks are singing, asparagus is sprouting, and Morning Glory Farm is opening its farmstand on Tuesday. The shoulder season is officially beginning on Martha’s Vineyard. While only essential businesses are open physically, more and more Island galleries and nonprofits are moving their events online for all to enjoy. There are more new events popping up in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar every day, and we’ve picked seven to consider over the week to come.
Thursday, April 30 | Meet the artist
The Field Gallery, Granary Gallery, and North Water Street Gallery introduce P(art)icipate—virtual, interactive events with gallery artists in their home studios. Today’s is a timelapse of epoxy artist Susie White.
Friday, May 1 | TGIFF
First Friday, the popular Vineyard Haven street festival, is going online this year with a Facebook page dedicated to local music and art. Live streaming starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 | Full spectrum
The Spectrum film festival, an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ cinema at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, is taking place online this weekend with six films, including Gay Chorus Deep South at 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 | Shop for Mom
The artists of Driftwood Jewelry, the locally-focused Oak Bluffs gallery, are holding a live Mother’s Day sale online beginning at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 4 | Art that nourishes
Ten artists affiliated with Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven are taking part in a virtual art show to benefit the Island Food Pantry, creating new works for sale with a portion of the proceeds donated to the pantry.
Tuesday, May 5 | Opening day
Morning Glory Farm opens its farmstand in Edgartown today for the 45th year in a row.
Wednesday, May 6 | A good book
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is the subject of the latest virtual book club from the West Tisbury Library, meeting online at 4 p.m.