Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

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Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, art enthusiasts have traveled near and far to 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 and as 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. 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. Wickford is located conveniently between New York City and Boston a short ways off the I-95 corridor and is a charming village that many descend upon the beautiful summer months from all over the country.


Applications will be open February 1 – April 15. Visit the Artist Information page for all the details!



For the safety of our artists and patrons, as well as having the ability to comply with the state of Rhode Island Department of Health regulations, this year’s festival will be hosted at Wilson Park which is located within Wickford Village.


For the first time ever, we will be jurying and accepting a limited number of fine functional art that will exclusively be selected to showcase their work at this year’s festival! Make sure to come check out the best in fine furniture, jewelry, fiber, paper arts and ceramics! 


Look forward to the launch of the first ever VIRTUAL Wickford Art Festival Shop! The dedicated site will go live the weekend of the festival and remain up through September 30. You will be able to browse all of our accepted artists featured in the show, plus accepted artists that were unable to travel to the show this year. This platform gives us the ability to promote the great work of the artists in a way we never have been able to before! Patrons that are unable to attend the festival in person will now be able to experience the variety and talent of work the festival curates. Also for the first time, festival merchandise and scholarship raffle tickets will be available to purchase through the virtual shop!

Questions? Contact Festival Director Ainslie Daly at wickfordartfestival@gmail.com.

Artist Information

The Wickford Art Festival is a fine art juried festival that showcases hundreds of talented artists every summer in historic Wickford, RI.
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2020 Festival Exhibitor List

Check out all of the accepted artists into what would have been our 2020 festival!
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The Wickford Art Festival would not be able to take place without a dedicated team of hard working volunteers!
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The OFFICIAL Wickford Art Festival page! Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

Welcome back Jeffrey Palmer to the WAF 2023. Jeff was a first time exhibitor in 2022. He has a studio in Cranston, RI filled to the brim with art. TaftStreetStudios.com Jeff has been featured quite a bit recently but this is an amazing video put together by the RIPBS team---check it out!!!watch.ripbs.org/video/ink-on-the-inc-mozc9v/#wickfordartassociation #BankNewport #wickfordvillage #wickfordmerchants #northkingstownhigh #northkingstownri ... See MoreSee Less
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3 Weeks left! for artists to get their applications in for the 2023 Wickford Art Festival ---wickfordart.org/wickford-art-festival/This year will mark the 60th Anniversary--it used to be called a "sidewalk" show---here's a great pic from 1970. ... See MoreSee Less
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Swing on by the Art Association Gallery on April 14 at 6pm for; RIIA Shorts (Rhode Island Independent Animators) is a collection of Filmmakers who live and work in Rhode Island. The short animated film format does not get a lot of play on Television so we bring to you this 45 minute screening of 9 short animated films that has something for everyone, all ages are welcome. This screening at the Wickford Art Association is a Fundraiser for the annual Steven Klein Scholarship. Donation at the door. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available. QR Code will take you to the Event Brite Ticket page.#wickfordartassociation #wickfordri #northkingstownhigh #BankNewport #Fundraiser #shortfilmformat ... See MoreSee Less
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