Join us at the 56th Wickford Art Festival - Visit one of New England's longest running, outdoor, fine art festivals! Ranked #5 best fine art festival in the USA by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2017!
Each summer artists and art lovers enjoy New England’s #1 outdoor fine arts festival set on the streets of historic Wickford Village. Eclectic shops and classic homes line the streets as visitors stroll through the seaside village, meeting the artists and seeking out exceptional artwork to admire and purchase. Fine art media include oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed-media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc.), photography, modern ink and fiber. Wickford is a "walking-friendly" village that makes it easy for families, the elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival.
There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s several restaurants, the First Baptist Church and other food vendors located in the town parking lot. Parking is available at Wilson Park on West Main Street and the former Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork).
Rhode Island is fast becoming the ultimate creative community – the “State of the Arts” – and is the first state in the nation to make the sale of fine art tax-free!