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Artist Applications now open for the Wickford Art Festival

February 15, 2021 - April 15, 2021

New changes to the festival set to bring artists back to Wickford after last year’s cancellation

Artist applications are now open for the annual Wickford Art Festival which is slated for July 10 & 11, 2021. Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, this year’s festival will aim to feature top artists from the state, region and nationally but will have a new look and feel due to changes since COVID-19 rocked the art and event industry. This year, Wilson Park, located within Wickford Village, will be the base for the festival in order to safely spread-out artists, patrons and adapt to any necessary state guidelines in place come July.

For the first time artists will be able to apply to this year’s festival through a new online application. Accepted artists will also be featured on a new virtual festival platform that will be heavily promoted throughout the entire summer through the end of September.

The Wickford Art Festival is a juried fine art show. Work will be juried on originality, workmanship and professional presentation. Jurors also consider total show composition and for the first time will be accepting a limited number of talented artists that create fine functional art pieces – including ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture and jewelry – will be able to apply to the festival. Applications will be open through April 15.

For more information visit the Wickford Art Association website for details on the festival, application instructions and jury information or contact the Festival Director, Ainslie Daly, at wickfordartfestival@gmail.com.

For more information on individual exhibits or programs, please contact us, or visit wickfordart.org. All programming is subject to change; all juried and judged exhibits will be featured through online virtual galleries as well as in-gallery hours (Wednesday through Saturday: noon – 4 p.m., Sunday: noon – 3 p.m.) at WAA’s beach-front North Kingstown home.

The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 450 members from Rhode Island and across New England. The association hosts art exhibits, classes, lectures, and workshops in its North Kingstown gallery and has produced the summertime Wickford Art Festival since 1962.  Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community. For more information, (401) 294-6840 or visit wickfordart.org


February 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
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