Wickford Art hosts our first CELEBRITY ART SHOW & AUCTION this July
July 23 - July 30
One event on August 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on July 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on July 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on July 16, 2021 at 12:00 am
Launching with an in-gallery and virtual exhibit on July 16, 2021, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present our first Celebrity Art Show & Auction featuring a variety of artworks by influencers across Rhode Island media, business, politics and the arts. Because we believe inside every individual lies an ARTIST, we have tapped into the creative side of local celebrities whose artistic energies were just waiting to BURST! Some are active creators, and some are enthusiastic first-timers.
Each celebrity has identified a charity to receive 50% of the proceeds of their auctioned work. The schedule for the event, with opening and closing LIVESTREAMED events hosted by Rhode Island’s won Charlie Hall is:
- July 16 through Aug. 1 – In-Gallery & Virtual exhibition, gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday (noon-4 p.m.), Sunday (noon-3 p.m.), Virtual Gallery at wickfordart.org
- July 16 (6-8 p.m.) – PREVIEW EVENT, Participating Celebrities and Invited Guests may view the full collection, reception provided
- July 17 and July 18 (4-6 p.m.) – Livestreamed interviews with celebrity artists hosted by Charlie Hall
- July 23 – 30 (24 hours/day) – Live bidding through in-gallery visits, phone and wickfordart.org
- Aug. 1 (4-6 p.m.) – Livestreamed Closing Event with representatives of benefitting charities hosted by Charlie Hall, reception provided
All participating celebrities and their artwork will be featured through Wickford Art Association’s social media feeds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Find us @wickfordartassociation (Facebook), @wickfordart (Instagram & Twitter).
For more information on individual exhibits or programs, please contact us, or visit wickfordart.org. All programming is subject to change; in-gallery hours are (Wednesday through Saturday: noon to 4 p.m., Sunday: noon-3 p.m.) at WAA’s beach-front home: 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 475 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