53rd Wickford Art Festival

Wickford Art Association

Entry Deadline: Apr. 1

36 Beach Street
Wickford, RI 02852


Applications Being Accepted for the 53rd Wickford Art Festival

The Wickford Art Association (WAA) is accepting applications from fine art artists for the 53rd Wickford Art Festival to be held on July 11 and 12, 2015 in Wickford Village, RI. Applications may be downloaded in January 2015 at www.wickfordart.org Applications accepted starting February 1, 2015 and must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 for consideration by jury.

The 53rd Wickford Art Festival takes place in coastal Wickford Village. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their fine art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and family friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 75,000 attending yearly. Admission is free for public.

Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to go tax-free on the sale of fine art. Tax-free exemption is available to RI and out of state artists, certain restrictions apply. See our website for more details.

Produced by the Wickford Art Association, the 53rd Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor, juried fine art festivals in New England. The festival cumulates with the Annual Scholarship Raffle of Fine Art held on Sunday afternoon. Raffle proceeds benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to three RI high school seniors attending an art college.

Wickford Village is 10 minutes from Newport, 30 minutes from Providence, 40 minutes from Westerly, RI and 1 hour from MA and CT. The seaside village is boat accessible via Narragansett Bay.

Wickford Art Association, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1962 to educate its membership, the local community and general public and to promote the arts in the community. The WAA Gallery, located next to the North Kingstown Town Beach, hosts art exhibits, classes, poetry readings, a Photo Arts Group, open studios, business gatherings and more throughout the year. Visit www.wickfordart.org for more information or stop by the Gallery.

-Juried fine art festival – no crafts or functional art.
-Artists retain 100% of their sales.
-Booths are 10′ x 10′ and are $240, plus jury fee.
-Booth sitters available for brief periods.
-Free parking for artists during festival.
-Established arts destination with up to 75,000 visitors during two day event.

Judy Salvadore
Festival Director ~ 53rd Wickford Art Festival
Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
Wickford, RI 02852
Tel: 401-294-6840
Email: [email protected]

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