Oak Bluffs Takes Step Towards Creating Cultural District
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs took another step toward creating a town cultural district Tuesday as selectmen gave the green light to the proposal after several weeks of discussion.

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Oak Bluffs Follows Cultural District Trend
Sara Brown

Preliminary plans are underway to designate part of Oak Bluffs as a cultural district, a special state designation. The Aquinnah Circle and Vineyard Haven Harbor were recently designated districts.

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Aquinnah Circle Wins State Designation as Cultural District
Alex Elvin
The Aquinnah Circle at the westernmost tip of the Vineyard has been named a cultural and historic district by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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Cultural District Wants a Logo
The Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District (VVHCD) is launching a contest to develop a logo that will represent the district.
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Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District
Heather Hamacek

A group of about 30 people and two dogs gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate a new sign marking Vineyard Haven Harbor as a cultural district.

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Vineyard Haven Formally Named as Cultural District
Ivy Ashe

Downtown Vineyard Haven has been named as the state’s newest cultural district. The town application was approved during a meeting of the Massachusetts Cultural Council last month, and an announcement was made at the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

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Downtown Tisbury May Be Named Arts District

Over 30 local business owners braved a raw Thursday evening last week to meet at the Vineyard Haven Public Library and discuss plans for creating a designated cultural district in the town of Tisbury.

The initiative is an outgrowth of the MV Arts collaborative to increase the presence of the Island’s creative economy.

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