Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

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Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, we invite you to come and discover the Wickford Art Festival! At its new location this year, Wilson Park, 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. 

Meet 180 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 will be available at Wilson Park, Wickford Middle School (complimentary shuttle) and public parking lots and spots within Wickford Village.

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. Enjoy Rhode Island’s favorite treats including Newport Creamery Awful Awfuls, Del’s Lemonade, scrumptious kettle corn from Kettle Corn Express and delicious cuisine from Gansett Poke right in Wilson Park!

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. 


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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.

Information for Exhibiting Artists

Information for current exhibiting artists and artists interested in applying for next year’s festival.
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2021 Festival Exhibitor List

Check out this year’s accepted (new & returning) exhibitors!
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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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