Things To Do in December

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:

  • All aboard! We rode the Blackstone Valley Polar Express and, yes, it’s just as magical as you’d think. Read more here.
  • Get your shopping done (and indulge in a little complimentary wine), plus other events in your December Bucket List.
Dec
6
Fri
Howard Rotblat-Walker Art Exhibit Opening at Sprout @ The Gallery at Sprout Warren
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Howard Rotblat-Walker Art Exhibit Opening at Sprout @ The Gallery at Sprout Warren | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Howard Rotblat-Walker is an award-winning artist member of Imago Gallery/Imago Foundation for the Arts. His most recent works are assemblages of reflected and repeated sections from his photographs to create abstract patterns. Some resemble the patterns created by a kaleidoscope. Some incorporate patterns reminiscent of Islamic tiles and textiles. Still others explore the repetitive patterns of line and color used in decorative objects such as Japanese fans.

An opening celebration will take place at the Gallery at Sprout CoWorking in Warren (489 Main St.) on December 6 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will be open until January 12. For hours or more information contact gallerymanager@sproutcoworking.com.

Dec
12
Thu
Beginner Botanical Drawing Series: Winter @ Blithewold Mansion, Garden, and Arboretum
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am
Beginner Botanical Drawing Series: Winter @ Blithewold Mansion, Garden, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Winter brings beautiful seasonal inspiration to the landscape at Blithewold. This drawing class will focus on winter trees and limited neutrals to create drawings of Blithewold. Some architectural elements will be included to enhance the work.

Jan
23
Thu
Warwick Center for the Arts Artist Member Show Opening Reception @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for Warwick Center for the Arts Artist Member Show Opening Reception on Thursday, January 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. This exhibit will highlight our artist members and their unique individual styles. Meet the artists and view their works in such mediums as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, photography, textiles, jewelry and more! Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.