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ART! It’s a big one – the Wickford Art Festival

by Nancy Thomas

It’s one of the big ones this weekend! July 9th and 10th, join thousands from all around New England for the iconic Wickford Art Festival. Taking place at Wilson Park, 211 West Main Street (across from Centreville Bank) in North Kingstown, the festival runs from 10am to 5pm both days.

Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, the Wickford Art Festival carries on it’s long history and reputation for featuring some of the top fine artists from across the country, but also hosting many of the well known and beloved New England and local Rhode Island artists widely admired by art enthusiasts.


The festival hosts over 200 artists showcasing their fine art in a variety of mediums including: ceramics, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, furniture, fine jewelry, drawing, etching, glass, mixed media, painting (watercolors, oil, gouache, acrylic), photography, printmaking, pyrography, and sculptures.


Admission is always free and as an added bonus to fine art collectors, Rhode Island does not collect sales tax on fine art sales!


Parking is available at Wilson Park and Wickford Middle School. A complimentary shuttle will run from Wickford Middle School to Wilson Park. Parking is also available at the town’s public lots and permitted street parking on West Main Street, Main Street, Brown Street.

Upon arrival at the festival, stop by the Wickford Art Association information booth for a festival map, to purchase one of a kind festival apparel or enter to win a piece of art while supporting the scholarship raffle. 

Historic Wickford just a ¼ mile walk from Wilson Park is set on beautiful Narragansett Bay and the village comes alive for this annual event. Make sure to stroll down and enjoy the beloved strawberry shortcakes on the lawn of First Baptist Church on Main Street! With beautiful views, gorgeous historic homes, dozens of quality shops and a variety of restaurants, artists and attendees come to experience this one of a kind festival year after year.

To download and print the brochure with a listing of artists and their locations:

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