Things To Do in January

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:

  • Hit up Monster Jam, go skating by the sea and sip brews with your favorite falcons in your January Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Jan
26
Sun
Book Groupies @ Newport Art Museum
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Book Groupies at the Newport Art Museum is a monthly book meeting where we talk about the book we read and share art inspired by the book. After the last meeting in May there will be a showcase at the museum of all the work created. For our first meeting, We will be reading Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Don’t forget to bring the art you make or a picture of the art!

Jan
27
Mon
Art Exhibit – “Water, Water, Everywhere” @ Bristol Art Museum
Jan 27 @ 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

Jan
29
Wed
Winter Drawing Class @ Bristol Art Museum
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Drawing Class @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Winter Drawing Class with Joanne Murrman

Wednesdays, January 8- 29 | 10 a.m. – noon

$120 BAM Members | $130 Non-Members

This class will focus on different drawing techniques and observational skills in drawing. A variety of materials will be covered.

Topics will include drawing of still-life, drawing from photographs and figure work.

Personal styles and interests will be encouraged.

Feb
3
Mon
Art Exhibit – “Water, Water, Everywhere” @ Bristol Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 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
10
Mon
Art Exhibit – “Water, Water, Everywhere” @ Bristol Art Museum
Feb 10 @ 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
17
Mon
Art Exhibit – “Water, Water, Everywhere” @ Bristol Art Museum
Feb 17 @ 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
23
Sun
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