Art Festival 2020


Show Dates & Times: 

It is with a heavy heart that the Wickford Art Association has to cancel this year's show due to state-wide restrictions on large events happening this summer throughout Rhode Island. We consider the safety of our artists and festival goers our number one priority. 

Please consider still supporting our 2020 festival artists. We will be posting all accepted artists with their business websites, social media or emails shortly on our website for everyone to browse. 

This is the first time in 58 years the Wickford Art Festival has been cancelled. Produced annually by the Wickford Art Association, it serves as the organizations core fundraiser to support it's year long efforts of supporting young artists through it's scholarship program, as well as a full calendar year of offering exceptional educational arts programming and exhibits featuring local, national and international artists to our local seaside community. Please explore our website to see what programming we are currently offering and different ways you can support our organization throughout the year!  

Saturday, July 11, 2020 10am - 6pm - CANCELLED 

Sunday, July 12, 2020 10am-5pm - CANCELLED


Festival Information: 

Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, come discover some of the best fine art by renowned artists from Rhode Island, New England and across the nation while strolling through our classic seaside village. 

Admission is always free with plenty of parking and free shuttles into the festival. Transient docking is also available with only a 5 minute walk into the festival. The festival goes on rain or shine. An added bonus to fine art collectors, Rhode Island does not collect sales tax on fine art sales! 

Historic Wickford is set on beautiful Narragansett Bay and the village comes alive for this annual event which attracts over 60,000 visitors over the course of the two days of the festival. With beautiful views, gorgeous historic homes, dozens of quality shops and a variety of restaurants, artists and attendees have traveled near and far to experience this one of a kind festival year after year. 

To stay up to date on festival happenings, like our Facebook Page

Check out 2019’s artist page to get an idea of the amazing talent and variety of art that is exhibited. Take a look at the 2019 program for the festival map, more information on Wickford village, and past event information. 

Our website will be updated regularly as the Wickford Art Festival approaches.

Questions? Please contact Wickford Art Association at 401-294-6840.

“Ranked best fine art show in New England, #7 in USA” - Sunshine Artist Magazine

"Best of" 2019 - Rhode Island Monthly

“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