Wickford Art Festival

Proudly produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962.

JULY 9th & JULY 10, 2022




Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, we invite you to come and discover the Wickford Art Festival at 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. Wilson Park is located on 211 West Main Street (across from Centreville Bank, 234 West main Street, Wickford) in North Kingstown


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.


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.
More info

2021 Festival Exhibitor List

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


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

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

Cover for Wickford Art Festival
Wickford Art Festival

Wickford Art Festival

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

Now that it is post festival time; we can reflect on the experience on July 9 &10. "You and the staff did an excellent job. It was fun, attendees were relaxed, and I always felt a positive vibe.""The location question is a tough one. The village has all the atmosphere vs the park but it is very tight and can be very hot on the pavement. The park’s parking situation is poor and having to cart everything over the lawn is not great. It’s a close call but I voted for the park primarily because it provides so much more room for those attending to move around and for artists to display and store their work.”Looking at this overhead shot shows me the amount of space art patrons had to view work and reflect, especially for the artists with large pieces. Not to mention room to talk with the artists, or they talking with clients. I could clearly see Richard Helgendorff's large photographs from booth 108; about 60-70 feet away as I came around that outside corner on the Southwest side. Overall a satisfying viewing experience, minus that heat on Saturday; after all it is July.Until next time...#paulcroninstudios #scruffyaristocrats #wickfordartassociation #wickfordmerchants #richardgaylephotography #littlebsbbq #sunsetfarms #newportchowderco ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Nothing like a drop in of music by "the scruffy aristocrats"---making the 2022 WAF a bit more lively for a while---what a weekend! the weather was incredible; I am still riding the wavesee you next year for the 60th!!!#scruffyaristocrats #wickfordartassociation #buylocalart #wickfordmerchants #summer2022 #bringonthefun ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Contemporary American Impressionist Lisa Palombo from New Jersey will be at the 2022 Wickford Art Festival next Saturday and Sunday (July 9 &10) ----come see her dynamic brushwork, layering, and color combinations in person next weekend.www.lisapalombo.com/It's going to be a great weekend in Wickford.#wickfordartassociation #artfestival #wickfordmerchants #buylocalart #summer2022 #lisapalombostudios ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook