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 13th & JULY 14th, 2024




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.


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 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)


Parking is available at Wilson Park and Wickford Middle School. 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. 

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.

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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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!

For the most up to date information on the festival, follow us on social media!

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Wickford Art Festival

Wickford Art Festival

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

While everyone's waiting for the first snow fall and has a white Christmas on their mind...we're in full on summer mode! 😎 ARTISTS - applications will open in January - check out why you should come to Wickford - click the link to check out a new artist deck!drive.google.com/file/d/18wSRLBajmAzi5qfJy6mRckb6DSDgxB3c/view ... See MoreSee Less
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Let’s do a #fridayintroduction !As we enter the last month of 2023 we have some exciting news to share as we gear up for 2024! I’d like to (re)introduce myself, Ainslie (on the left) as your next festival director. You may remember me from 2019-2021, and now I’m back! To my right is local legand Francie who started volunteering at the festival in ‘82, became co-Director in ‘83, ‘84 and director ‘85-95 and then here and there for another 10 years for a total of 22 years dedicated to the festival (and also time as WAA Treasurer)! Next we have Marianne the WAA executive assistant who’s been a 15 year WAA member and her role as exec assistant for the last 5 years. She’s behind the scenes for every festival - producing the programs, posters, at registration in the info booth and wherever the weekend takes her - we’re so grateful to have her! And all the way to the right is Judy - festival director ‘14-‘15, ‘19 and WAA gallery director ‘16-‘20, she wore all the hats and is still an active member and volunteer to this day, we couldn’t do it without her! So that’s a fun #fridayintroduction for you! A whole lot of festival history in one picture - us ladies behind the scenes who have worked so hard along the way with the many board members, gallery directors and hundreds of dedicated volunteers to ensure everyone gets to enjoy the one and only Wickford Art Festival! Now flip your calendars to 2024 and SAVE THE DATE for July 13 & 14 for the 61st Wickford Art Festival at Wilson Park in Historic Wickford Village!! More details coming soon! Past artists - check your email for a new e-newsletter! ... See MoreSee Less
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