Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

JULY 13 & 14, 2024
9AM-4PM
WILSON PARK - 211 W. MAIN ST. NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI

Information for Exhibiting Artists

Information for current exhibiting artists and artists interested in applying for next year’s festival.
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2024 Festival Exhibitor List

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

The Wickford Art Festival would not be able to take place without a dedicated team of hard working volunteers!
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival has been produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962 and this year we are celebrating the 61st Anniversary of the Wickford Art Festival. We invite you to come and discover the Wickford Art Festival at Wilson Park, the  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.

Wilson Park is located within historic Wickford Village on 211 West Main Street (across from Centreville Bank, 234 West main Street) in North Kingstown, RI.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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.

Artist inquiries can be directed to: wickfordartfestival@gmail.com

ADMISSION

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

All original and limited edition works of art sold in the state of Rhode Island is exempt from state sales tax”    RISCA (Rhode Island State Council on the Arts)

FESTIVAL INFO, FOOD & WHAT TO DO!

PARKING

Suggested $10 donation onsite at Wilson Park (211 West Main St), offsite at First Church of Christ, Scientist (55 Tower Hill Road – walking distance to park), or offsite at Wickford Middle School (280 Philips Street). A complimentary shuttle will run from Wickford Middle School to Wilson Park, and Brown St. in Wickford Village. Parking is also available at the town’s public lots and permitted street parking on West Main Street, Main Street, Brown Street.

 

FESTIVAL MAP, MERCH & SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

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. 

 

FOOD

A variety of some of Rhode Islands best food trucks will be onsite at Wilson Park including Newport Chowder Company, Sunset Farms, Gansett Poke, Sam’s NY System, Little B’s BBQ and Kettle Corn Express. Cool off with a Del’s Lemonade or get your coffee fix from expert roasters North Koffee. Plus, a short walk away in Wickford Village enjoy quaint cafes for a lite bite at Alma’s Juice Bar or Shayna’s Place. Stop in The Place or Mickey’s for pizza, grinders, burgers and more. Enjoy waterfront dining at Wickford on the Water or Tavern by the Sea, great seafood at Gardner’s Wharf or the best Italian cuisine at Tate’s Italian Kitchen!

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES, “PATH TO CREATIVITY” & LIVE MUSIC

Attendees can look forward to a dynamic lineup of entertainment and activities for all ages. Follow the scenic Bush Hill Trail that will lead you to your “Path to Creativity” with the Eco-Land Art Project as you decorate your own peace flag and learn how to tap into your creativity inspired by the nature around you. The path will lead you to live music by local artists at 11am, 1pm & 3pm brought to you by the North Kingstown Arts Council.

 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES & KIDS CORNER + MUSIC & CRAFT SALE
First Baptist Church of Wickford at 44 Main Street will be serving up their legendary strawberry shortcakes along with more family fun, crafts and entertainment all weekend.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAIL & HISTORIC WICKFORD

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. Grab your camera and capture beautiful views, gorgeous historic homes, unique sculptures and make sure to visit dozens of quality shops and a variety of delicious restaurants along the way!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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!

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Shout out to the heroes of the Wickford Art Festival! We are so grateful for our volunteers who stuck it out through the rain and heat to make this event a success! And a special shout out to the young men & women of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Providence who came out to help artists setup & breakdown all their equipment and art!!! You guys ROCKED!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone that came out to the 61st Wickford Art Festival! Thank you to the exhibiting artists, volunteers and everyone that took the time to make this event come together! The Wickford Art Association is honored to host this amazing gathering of fine artists. See you next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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