The First annual Canvas & Chords fundraising event for MVY Radio and the Old Sculpin Gallery was held Saturday August 3 at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The event grossed over $95,000 for the two Island nonprofits.

At the event the Old Sculpin Gallery announced the formation of Friends of the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association which will support the organization’s mission and activities, as well as support scholarships for college students and art classes for local children.

MVY Radio took the opportunity to announce the launch of an upcoming capital campaign to purchase a new building in West Tisbury, which will house the station’s studios and offices.