Wickford Art Festival Ready to Bring Fine Artists Back to Wickford
After being cancelled for the first time in fifty-seven years last summer due to COVID-19, the festival is set to take place Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11.
The Wickford Art Association is touting more than 170 fine artists on its new virtual artist directory for the return of the annual Wickford Art Festival. After being cancelled for the first time in fifty-seven years last summer due to COVID-19, the festival is set to take place Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. However, it’s in a new location at Wilson Park within Wickford Village.
The festival is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Parking is available at Wilson Park and Wickford Middle School, as well as public parking lots on Brown Street and Gardner’s Wharf, plus permitted street parking within the village.
Artists at this year’s festival will showcase fine art in a variety of mediums, from drawing and painting to wood and furniture. Three Wickford Art Association Scholarship recipients will also present their pieces: Page Sullivan of Portsmouth High School, Ella Rose of Cranston West High School and Elizabeth Cowart of Cranston West High School.
The festival is partnering with many local community organizations and businesses that will host activities and showcase their missions. For one, the North Kingstown Educational Foundation will have a craft station to create a piece of art that will be a part of their “Catch the Creative Wave” photomosaic project.
Other local organizations and businesses include Narrow River Preservation Society, the Providence Veterans Center and the North Kingstown Public Library. This year’s food and beverage vendors within Wilson Park include Del’s Lemonade and Kettle Corn Express.
For more information about the festival, visit the Wickford Art Association website.