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Like you, we find Nantucket a very special place. We’ve been visiting the island for more than 25 years, staying in town, in Sconset, on Cliff Road, and Cisco, until we finally bought our own home in Tom Nevers in 2014. Wanting to be a part of the community, we created The Lily Project and A Walk Around Nantucket as a way to share our love of the island and give back through the Community Foundation for Nantucket, benefitting important local organizations.


Adult coloring books have become a popular way to relieve stress and calm down in our digital world of instant gratification. We hope that A Walk Around Nantucket will help visitors and residents alike tap into their inner artist, slow down, and see the island in a new way. The postcards included at the end of the book will let you send your vision out to your friends, opening their eyes to our beautiful little island.


So, sit down, turn your phones and computers off, and take “a walk around Nantucket” with your colored pencils, markers, watercolors, or any other medium.


Share your creations of these 19 iconic Nantucket scenes, as seen through your eyes, by removing your favorite pages and framing them to create your very own gallery. Put them up on the fridge, like you did when you were a kid! When you’ve finished, turn your phone back on, take a picture of your handiwork, and share it on Facebook (ColorMe Nantucket), Instagram (@colormenantucket), and Twitter (@colornantucket).

— Scott Widmeyer & Alan Yount & Lily




Paul McCarthy’s and Jean Petty’s signs and carvings are as iconic as the scenes they have created for A Walk Around Nantucket. From the Brotherhood sign and the “Going on the Whale” sign that hangs above the Whaling Museum’s entrance to many of the quarterboards that decorate our Nantucket homes and businesses, Paul and Jean cover the island with charm and a specific “Nantucket Style.” Paul has won the T-Shirt design contest for the Boston Pops on Nantucket for three years in a row. A visit to their Nantucket Carving & Folk Art studio and gallery at 167 Orange Street is a trip back in time to see work done by hand, in a traditional American way.


Paul’s drawings for A Walk Around Nantucket include a representation of his “Going on the Whale” sign and one of his prize-winning designs for the Boston Pops. Jean’s understanding of graphic design and composition have informed Paul’s work here, and it is her folk-art painting that brings color to Paul’s carved signs on Nantucket. Now, it’s your turn!


A Walk Around Nantucket(original) and the limited edition holiday version are available at fine retailers on Nantucket. They can also be ordered by contacting us or online through Mitchell’s Book Corner and Amazon(original) or Amazon(holiday).


will again be part

of the Nantucket Book Festival on June 17. 


 —  Past Events  — 

Saturday, December 3 – Christmas Stroll Book Signing     Saturday, August 14 – Maria Mitchell Association Breakfast

Wednesday, August 10 – Nantucket House Tour   •   Saturday, July 2 – Nantucket Bookworks

Saturday, June 18 – Nantucket Book Festival     Thursday, June 2 – Handlebar Cafe

Saturday, May 28 – Lee Real Estate



 Listen to our

NPR interview


90.1 | 91.1 | 94.3

 Read all about us in the Boston Globe!




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