Summer Adventures, Inside and Out
July 30, 2020
As July eases into August, Martha’s Vineyard really hits its seasonal stride. Under the summer sky, you can watch sailboat races in Edgartown, nosh on lobster rolls in Vineyard Haven and follow a fanciful sculpture trail in Chilmark. (And on Monday, there’s a full moon.) Inside, group art shows are blossoming at galleries in every town and the Documentary Week festival returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Monday. And the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Author Series begins thursday, July 30 with National Book Award winner Sarah Broom.
Island ceramic artists Bill O’Callaghan and Heather Goff invite you to follow their Island Folk Pottery Sculpture Trail
, a meandering quarter-mile through a magical landscape of whimsical sculptures. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Next up in the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Author Series (virtual edition) is master storyteller Erik Larson
, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, in conversation with novelist Amor Towles on Sunday evening, August 2. Pre-registration is required for the free event.
Art shows worth visiting this week include Freedom Songs
, with works by Coretta Scott King, Kevin Sampson, Ashley Bryan and the Women of Color Quilters, daily at the Mariposa Museum in Oak Bluffs; Andrew Moore, David Wallis and Cindy Kane at the Granary Gallery
, daily from Sunday through August 9; and Valentine, June Schoppe, Paul Beebe, Christine Beebe and Ned Reade, opening Saturday at the Old Sculpin Gallery
The competition is heating up for takeaway lobster rolls. Grace Church
serves its famous rolls on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesdays belong to American Legion Post 257
in Vineyard Haven, where pick-up runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m and lot parking is available.
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, August 6, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Photo by Jeanna Shepard.