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The Sense of Place Exhibition & Auction is a carefully curated, annual exhibition featuring work by island artists and artisans inspired by, or iconically associated with Nantucket's unique "sense of place."



The auction will run entirely online from 4pm on July 31st to 8pm on August 9th! The Sense of Place Exhibition is available for in-person viewing by appointment at Historic Sherburne Hall (11 Centre Street). For an appointment, contact Emily Kahn, our Summer Development Intern, at 914-355-8036 or


If you are the winning bidder on an auction item, we will reach out to you to coordinate in-person item pick up or shipping (at an additional cost). If you have purchased an item that is in the form of a gift certificate, we will email an electronic version and follow up with a hard copy via regular mail.


This year, more than twenty artists and artisans have donated their work in support of the Nantucket Preservation Trust. The auction is part of the 2020 August Fête: There's No Place Like Home, taking place online at 7pm on August 6th.  Buy your Fête tickets here





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Thank you for your generous support of Nantucket Preservation Trust. Our members help NPT in our mission to protect the island's architectural heritage and sense of place.

Your gift allows us to continue our work preserving the island's unique architectural heritage and timeless sense of place. Visit our website to learn more about different levels of support! You can also give targeted donations through our "Paddle Raise" options to specific NPT programs! The "Paddle Raise" donations are listed on the donation page or underneath the auction items, accessible via tabs at the top of this page!

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Watch this short video to learn more. Follow current bids for this auction here!



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Questions or concerns? Please contact our office or Emily Kahn, our Development Intern. Thank you for your support!


11 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA, USA

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