Things To Do in February

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

  • Taste your way around the Ocean State with the Best Doughnuts passport, roar to the Dunk for Monster Jam and make pretty nature-inspired valentines with the kiddos in your February Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Feb
20
Thu
Nature Drawing Series: Cuttings in Glass Vases @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am
Nature Drawing Series: Cuttings in Glass Vases @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Throughout the year this class will offer seasonal topics for drawing at the mansion. The drawing class will look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration. Each class will capitalize on the changes of the various elements of the landscape. Instruction will include a variety of art materials and techniques in rendering realistic drawings.

Feb
23
Sun
Artists Speak – Providence based artist Victoria Crayhon @ Imago Gallery
Feb 23 all-day
Artists Speak - Providence based artist Victoria Crayhon @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

IMAGO Presents the Spring 2020 series Artists Speak with Providence based artist Victoria Crayhon.
This series will feature talks by established Rhode Island artists who will present their artwork and tell the stories of how their creative lives and careers unfolded, enriching our communities in unexpected ways. The series aims to heighten public understanding of how the arts connect to building community.

Art Exhibit – “Water, Water, Everywhere” @ Bristol Art Museum
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Exhibit - "Water, Water, Everywhere" @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

A group exhibit on view January 10 – February 23.
Featuring artworks by Rose Esson Dawson, Mary Ellen Dwyer, Ellen Ferrin, Susan Fossati, Priscilla Foley Blackman, Kathy Hodge, Josh Leonti, Dora Atwater Millikin, R. Douglass Rice, Leah Yao, and Erma Wheeler.
– Highlighting selected paintings by Rhode Island artist Kathy Hodge. These works were created during her numerous artist residencies in America’s national parks.
-Curator’s notes. This exhibition seeks to draw attention to our coastal environment through artwork that is either about water or created from water-based material. As a whole, the exhibit reflects the many relationships we have with our marine environment. Viewers will encounter artwork that expresses the artists’ emotional understanding of or connection they have to the ocean, its force, its creatures, illusions and its myths. This is an exhibit of painting, ceramic, and mixed media, with styles ranging from illustrative and realistic to abstract. Curated by Mary Dondero

Museum Hours: Thurs – Sun, 1 – 4 pm

Feb
28
Fri
Opening Reception – Praxis: Abstraction; Four Strategies @ The Bristol Art Museum
Feb 28 all-day
Opening Reception - Praxis: Abstraction; Four Strategies @ The Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

The Bristol Art Museum Presents – Praxis: Abstraction; Four Strategies
Featuring work by Ron Ehrlich | Lloyd Martin | Michael Rich | Robert Rustermier
On View February 28 – April 5
Artist Reception| Friday, February 28 from 6-8 pm
– The exhibition brings together four artists working in a variety of approaches. Essential underlying themes are space, place and time. From Michael Rich’s reflections on place, to Lloyd Martin’s observations of the architectural incident, to Ron Ehrlich’s current exploration of time and duration, to my own examinations of fundamental shapes and their formed relationships in ambiguous space, the artists exhibiting here are all engaged in expressing ideas through form, shape, color and line. In this way, using a variety of visual languages, a dialogue is established through the basic vocabulary of abstraction.
– Guest Curator Robert Rustermier

Mar
26
Thu
Nature Drawing Series: Anticipating Spring @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am
Nature Drawing Series: Anticipating Spring @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Throughout the year this class will offer seasonal topics for drawing at the mansion. The drawing class will look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration. Each class will capitalize on the changes of the various elements of the landscape. Instruction will include a variety of art materials and techniques in rendering realistic drawings.