Jaws' Quint Action Figure Announced

Accessories include two tiny Narragansett Beer cans (one crushed) and an arsenal of weapons and headgear.

Art Meets Reality at Jaws Retrospective

An art show at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown this week pays a unique 45th-anniversary tribute to the lasting impact of Jaws.

Jaws Exhibit Whets the Art Appetite

From July 4 through July 10, a new group show at the art gallery pays tribute to Jaws production designer Joe Alves.

A Brave Audience Watches Jaws on the Water

They came by foot, by dinghy, by kayak and paddleboard for a free outdoor screening of Jaws in Owen Park.

Forty Years Later, Jaws Is Sharp as Ever

Forty years after its release, Jaws remains a treasured part of Island history. A look back on the summer Hollywood filmmakers descended on the Island and struggled against all odds to make a realistic-looking movie about a giant shark with a taste for human flesh.

Star Light, Star Bright

The sky was clear, and the waxing moon was in competition with the stars of the sky, the stars of the screen, and the stars of the Island, and into this perfect setting (or set) went Islanders in best bib and tucker to see the premiere of their very own movie, Jaws.

Biting Back

On Monday Jaws 2 was back cluttering up Edgartown with cables, trucks, extras and all the wonderful paraphernalia used in the world of illusion.

Jaws Screening at Ocean Park Rescheduled

JawsFest's planned outdoor screening of Jaws on Ocean Park Saturday night has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. due to rain.

Visit jawstribute.com for more details.


Conservation, Celebration Are the Theme at JawsFest

In the winter of 1973 Joe Alves, production director for Jaws, began his quest to find the perfect setting for Amity Island.

From Montauk to Marblehead, Martha’s Vineyard was the place that met Mr. Alves’s criteria.

“Edgartown was so pristine with the white picket fences and white buildings,” he said. “It was a wonderful place to be terrified by a shark. Then when I got to Menemsha it was a great fishing village with all the little shacks. It was absolutely perfect.”

Jawsfest Cruise

Jawsfest Cruise

Jawsfest should not be limited to land — that’s for wimps. Better to get out on the water; after all that’s where the sharks live. On Sunday, August 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. Seastreak’s 141-foot catamaran will be heading out to sea to view scenes from the movie including East Chop, Harthaven, State Beach and Big Bridge, Cow Bay, Edgartown and Cape Pogue.