Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.





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 is available at Wilson Park and Wickford Middle School ($10 suggested donation to benefit WAA scholarship fund, North Kingstown Educational Foundation, the Rotary Club of NK which supports many local nonprofit organizations). 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. (Click “Parking Map” below).

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!

The Wickford Art Festival is proud to partner with many local community organizations and businesses that will host activities and showcase their missions at the event. The North Kingstown Educational Foundation will have a craft station to create a piece of art that will be a part of their “Catch the Creative Wave” photomosaic project. Make sure to get a picture with the new “Plummy” mascot by the Friends of the Plum Beach Lighthouse Association booth! Other local organizations and businesses that will be represented at the festival include the Wickford Village Merchants Association, HistWick, Land Conservancy of North Kingstown, URI, Narrow River Preservation Association, The Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter, North Kingstown Public Library, NK-Exeter Animal Protection League, North Kingstown VFW, the Providence Veterans Center and festival sponsor Centerville Bank.

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.


Click the logo above to check out the NK Chamber’s dedicated page on all thing to do the weekend of the Festival! North Kingstown has so much to offer – this will help you plan your visit!


Visit the Wickford Village Merchant’s page by clicking the logo above to plan your shopping, dining and learn more about its history!

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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Wickford Art Festival

The OFFICIAL Wickford Art Festival page! Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

Just announced by Sunshine Artist - the Wickford Art Festival has ranked #67 of its annual 200 Best. This year’s issue celebrates the best shows of the past 10 years: 2010 to 2020! Artists and craftspeople are typically asked to cast their votes each spring for the 200 Best shows list. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry, Sunshine Artist decided to tabulate the best shows of the last decade. Cheers to that!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good Morning! Still have that piece of art on your mind you didn't get? Or were you not able to join us at this year's festival? You can still browse the virtual artist directory! Check it out! festival.wickfordart.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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#FlashbackFriday - Thank you to Governor Dan McKee and the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce for visiting us at this year's festival! ... See MoreSee Less

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