Online sale runs from August 12th to August 31st 

OAK BLUFFS, MA (August 11, 2020) –  MV Community Services Chicken Alley Thrift Shop will host its 17th annual Art and Collectibles Sale online this year from August 12th – 31st. All proceeds from the sale benefit the programs and services of MV Community Services.

The annual Art and Collectibles Sale, founded by volunteer and patron Olga Hirschhorn in 2002, has become one of the most anticipated summer events amongst Islanders and visiting collectors, featuring a curated collection of local paintings, antiques, vintage items, collectibles, Island curiosities, and unique pieces selected from thousands of generous donations that the shop receives throughout the year.

“One of the greatest things about the Art and Collectibles Sale is being able to share the work of Island artists and artisans with the community,” said Jessica Tartell, Chicken Alley Thrift Shop Manager. “Even though we’ve moved online, this iconic sale still features unique, high quality artwork – many pieces that are Vineyard specific. This year we’re particularly excited about the number of Ag Fair posters we have accumulated, which always seem to be in high demand.”

The online Art and Collectibles Sale will open on Wednesday, August 12th at 12 pm EST and close on Monday, August 31st at 5pm EST. New items will be added throughout the sale. Interested buyers can view and purchase items during this time by visiting the online sale at:

To stay informed on the Art and Collectibles Sale and other Thrift Shop happenings, sign up for the email list here.

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About MV Community Services:

We are clinicians and social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, case workers, teachers and volunteers. Embracing community in collaboration with police and primary care physicians, the hospital and Island schools. People who share our belief in the worth and dignity of all. Every day we commit our unique experience, expertise and compassion to help our entire community be as vibrant, strong and healthy as it can be. When together we answer the call our community thrives. Learn more at  

About Chicken Alley Thrift Shop:
The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop is one of the largest streams of ongoing financial support for MV Community Services; it is a beloved hidden gem amongst Islanders and visitors alike. Many residents consider Chicken Alley to be a social hotspot and year-round community hub. Whatever brings folks into the store, people find company, networking and camaraderie. Learn more at