slides: 10 Summer Art Festivals in Rhode Island
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Highlights include the Wickford Art Festival, the Newport Antiques Show, and the Pawtucket Arts Festival.
We hope to see you there this summer!
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Wickford Art Festival
36 Beach Street
Saturday July 12, 2014 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday July 13, 2014 10 am to 5 pm
The Wickford Art Association is proud to be the promoter of the 52nd Wickford Art Festival. This juried fine art festival features over 200 fine art artists from New England, the US and beyond. Admission is free for visitors!
Artists and visitors enjoy the outdoor festival set on the streets of historic Wickford Village. Eclectic shops and classic homes line the streets as visitors stroll through the seaside village, meeting the artists and seeking out exceptional artwork to admire and purchase. Fine art mediums include oil, acrylic, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc), photography, etchings, modern ink, fiber, and more.
Newport Antiques Show, Middletown
St. George's School, 372 Purgatory Road
July 25 – 27, 2014
10 am–6 pm
Established in 2007, The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Over forty of the country’s top dealers present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. Show Manager Diana H. Bittel, who is a distinguished antiques dealer and annual exhibitor, hand selects each dealer. Anne F. Hamilton of Newport and Philadelphia is the Show Chair; Honorary Chairs include Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton, Mrs. Robert H. Charles and Mrs. John R. Donnell.
A benefit for the Newport Historical Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, featuring over forty of the finest dealers from across the United States, the glamorous annual Newport Antiques Show has something for everyone.
Tiverton Four Corners Arts and Artisans Festival
The Mill Pond, 3998 Main Road
July 19, 2014
10 am-4 pm
Painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, watercolorists, dog accessories and snacks, jewelry artisans, pottery, handbags, body care, woodworkers, children's clothing and accessories and much more! Food from Acacia Cafe, plus free, local musical entertainment. Fine art, pottery, demonstrations, food, and music. Free admission.
Pawtucket Arts Festival
September 5-28, 2014
Since its inception, Pawtucket’s arts festival has created a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, music, theatre, and dance performances.
The festival features one-of-a kind art exhibits and musical performances.
Musical groups include Rhode Island Philharmonic Pop Orchestra, Duke Robillard Blues Band, Planet Grove, and Blackstone Valley Heritage Series.
Other highlights are performances at the Everett Dance Theatre and the Sandra Gamm Feinstein Theatre.
Festival Fete's East Greenwich Art Festival
East Greenwich will host the fourth annual East Greenwich Art Festival on August 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 5 pm at the new NE Tech campus located on Division Road in East Greenwich. The art festival will feature over 150 contemporary American art and crafts artists along with strolling entertainment including Rhode Island’s Big Nazo. The festival will feature items big and small including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, fiber and home accessories.
Photo credit: Pat S. (Yelp)
La'Patrice Unique Wearable Art
Little Compton Antiques Festival
Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton
Friday, August 1 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 2 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Admire antiques from more than 50 dealers from across New England and enjoy early buying privileges. The festive event features food, music and, of course, wine! Preview Party tickets include admission to the festival on Saturday. Partial event proceeds benefit Preserve Rhode Island.
Photo credit: Richard Prull
Bristol Art al Fresco
Sunday, July 27, 2014
10 am to 4 pm
On the fence along Linden Place and the Bradford-Diamond-Norris House
The 8th Annual "Art al Fresco", outdoor exhibit of mixed media art of oil paintings, sculpture, pottery, watercolors and more presented by the Bristol Art Museum, featuring local artists. A popular Sunday afternoon event that attract visitors from the east Bay and New England who often dine in the restaurants on Hope Steet and on the harbor.