Wickford Art Festival
Welcome to the 53rd Wickford Art Festival
Visit one of New England's longest running, outdoor, fine art festivals!
Saturday July 11, 2015 ~ 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday July 12, 2015 ~ 10 am to 5 pm
Since 1962, the Wickford Art Association has been the promoter of the 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 art lovers enjoy this outdoor fine art 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. Wickford is a "walking friendly" village that makes it easy for families, elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival.
Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to go tax-free on the sale of fine art! Artists: click here for more info. Rhode Island is working towards becoming the ultimate creative community: the “State of the Arts”!
Stop by our Scholarship Fund tent to purchase Scholarship Raffle tickets and help fund next year’s winners! Be sure to visit this year’s Scholarship winners, who will be exhibiting their work as part of their prize.
There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s restaurants, the First Baptist Church on Main Street, St. Paul’s Church and other food vendors located in the town parking lot. Parking is available at Wilson Park and Wickford Elementary School with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork!). Handicap parking is in the town parking lot. Check out the Festival Program for restaurant, restroom, church and parking locations.
Although Wickford is a dog-friendly community, we advise leaving your dog at home during the festival. If you bring Spot along, please consider the day’s temperature, humidity, possibly hot sidewalks and large crowds. All animals must be leashed, picked up after and up to date on vaccinations. Animals may not be left in vehicles. Wickford loves dogs but safety first!
Wickford Village is located in North Kingstown, RI just 30 minutes from Providence, 20 minutes from Newport and 1 hour from CT and MA.
Situated on Narragansett Bay, scenic Wickford is easy to reach via major highways, bus, Amtrak-PVD, and the nearby airports (T.F. Green, Quonset and Westerly).
Wickford Village is accessible by boat via Narragansett Bay and transient docking is available in Wickford Harbor marinas. Click here for more info.
Wickford Art Festival:
Wickford Art Association: 41.565843, -71.444471
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“Ranked best fine art show in New England” -Sunshine Artist
“Finest collection of artists found anywhere on the east coast.” -Providence Journal
“Top 100 shows in the country!” -Harris Poll
“A must-see show in a charming village.” -USA Today
Ranked #7 statewide for tourist attendance -State of Rhode Island
“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.” - Ernest Fischer