The 52nd Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal Wickford Village. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their fine art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and dog-friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 100,000 attending yearly.
Produced by the Wickford Art Association (WAA), Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine arts festivals in New England. The festival cumulates with the Annual Scholarship Raffle of Fine Art held on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to RI high school seniors attending an art college. WAA, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1962 to educate its membership, the local community and general public and to promote the arts in the community.
Wickford is located 25 minutes south of Providence. 20 minutes from Newport, RI and less than 1 hour drive from CT and MA. Visit www.wickfordart.org for information.