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 8th & JULY 9th, 2023




The Festival has been produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962 and this year we are celebrating the 60th 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 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.
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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.

fb.watch/i1OqpNKWHA/?mibextid=v7YzmGJohn Huszer (2nd Board President of the Wickford Art Association) from the Independent: "laid out his paintings on the sidewalk one day in the 1950s. How he sold not one or two but 40 paintings that season, and how soon other artists were following suit, laying out their work on the sidewalk or Updike Park for the public to peruse.By 1962, the casual display had taken on the imprimatur of an event, and the Wickford Art Festival was born. " Well, this year we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Festival, cheers John Huszer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey everyone! The wheels are turning for the 2023 WAF ---we need your design for our 2023 Merchandise! shirts, hats, bags, and more schwag! if you have any questions just reach out to the Festival Director wickfordartfestival@gmail.com--------Brian looking forward to seeing what you come up with! ... See MoreSee Less
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David M Bird was at the Festival in 2022 and now we find him on CBS Sunday Morning, congratulations David---www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj4iP3hler7AhUSKF... ... See MoreSee Less
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