The 53rd Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal Wickford Village. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their beautiful art amongst historic homes, eclectic shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and family-friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all over New England with up to 75,000 attending annually. Free admission. Hours: July 11, 2015 10 am - 6 pm & July 12, 2015 10 am - 5 pm.
Produced by the non-profit Wickford Art Association since 1962, the Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine arts festivals in New England. Established, emerging and undiscovered artists in many fine art mediums line the streets and share their passion for art with visitors. No sales tax on fine art in RI: add to your collection or buy a gift for a friend!
The Wickford Art Festival cumulates with the Annual Scholarship Fund “Raffle of Fine Art” held on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds of the raffle benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund which awards $5,000 in scholarships to three RI high school seniors attending an art college. Festival proceeds support the WAA’s programs including art exhibits, classes, poetry readings, Photo Arts Group, open studios, business gatherings and more.
Wickford is located 25 minutes south of Providence and 20 minutes from Newport, RI and less than 1 hour drive from CT and MA.
Accessible by boat via Wickford Harbor.
For more info: www.wickfordart.org
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