Wickford Art Association
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Sunday: 12-3pm
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Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
Wickford, Rhode Island 02852-5745
Phone: (401) 294-6840
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Wickford Art Festival

Welcome to the 56th Wickford Art Festival

Visit one of New England's longest running, outdoor, fine art festivals!

Saturday July 7, 2018 ~ 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday July 8, 2018 ~ 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!

Please check back here for more information about the 56th Wickford Art Festival as it becomes available.

2018 Application & Instructions

Juried Artist List

Archive of Festivals
(2017 and prior)

Each summer artists and art lovers enjoy New England’s #1 outdoor fine arts 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 media include oil, acrylic, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc.), photography, modern ink, and fiber.  Wickford is a "walking-friendly" village that makes it easy for families, the elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival. 


Rhode Island is fast becoming the ultimate creative community – the “State of the Arts” – and is the first state in the nation to make the sale of fine art tax-free!

Stop by our Scholarship Fund tent to purchase Scholarship Raffle tickets and help fund next year’s Scholarship winners! Be sure to visit this year’s winners, who will be exhibiting their work as part of their prize.

There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s several restaurants, the First Baptist Church, on Main Street, and other food vendors located in the town parking lot and on West Main. Parking is available at Wilson Park on West Main Street and the former Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork). Handicapped parking is available 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 do bring Spot along, please consider the day’s temperature, humidity, possible hot sidewalks, and large crowds. All animals must be leashed, picked up after, and up-to-date on vaccinations. There is also the danger of dogs urinating on low-hanging art work, people tripping on leashes, or people being knocked down by overly friendly or aggressive dogs. Animals must not be left in vehicles. Wickford loves dogs but safety and courtesy 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, by bus, by Amtrak (Amtrak PVD code), and from 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.

 GPS coordinates:

Wickford Art Festival: 
41.571312, -71.452456

Wickford Art Association:
41.565843, -71.444471


For more information about the Wickford Art Festival:
Festival Coordinator:

Francie Christophersen

Social Media:



“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

"Sunshine Magazine #1 Fine Art Festival in New England and #5 in USA." 


“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”
- Ernest Fischer

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