Things to Do in Rhode Island for the Artist

The combination of Rhode Island’s natural beauty, innovative spirit and world-renowned Rhode Island School of Design have made our state a magnet for artists and art lovers alike.  Visitors can experience famous works of art by masters including Monet and Van Gogh as well as more contemporary artists like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol at the RISD Museum of Art in Providence.  Our arts scene isn’t limited to the capital city, however, with independent galleries and studios located throughout the state, as well as public art like the immensely popular and award-winning WaterFire Providence.  With open studio tours, gallery nights, art festivals, lectures, exhibits and performances taking place all year long, Rhode Island offers countless opportunities to experience, appreciate and participate in all forms of art.  Plus, with no sales tax on art, you can go home with great, original, local art at a great price!

Click around the map below and check out our Arts & Culture section to find places to go and things to do in the Ocean State that will feed your artistic soul!

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  • RISD Museum
    RISD Museum
    With a collection of more than 100,000 objects -- ranging from ancient times to the present -- the...
  • St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
    St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
    "Home of North America's largest collection of Fresco paintings". Sunday Tours: April 20th -December...
  • Jessie Edwards Gallery
    Jessie Edwards Gallery
    Contemporary American paintings, drawings, photographs, and woodcuts, as well as offering a wide...
  • Island Moving Company
    Island Moving Company
    Island Moving Company is a non-profit, classically trained contemporary ballet company, founded on...