FREE Walking Art Tours on July Newport Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night 2018 is underway and the season is kicking into high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with July Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, July 12 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Our popular FREE Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for July Newport Gallery Night. The four Walking Art Tours on Newport Gallery Nightseparate free, short information tours will run hourly as follows: meeting inside at 4:00 pm at Thames Glass, 5:00 pm at Spring Bull Gallery, 6:00 pm at Art on Spring and 7:00 pm at Arnold Art. Tours, which will last about 30-45 minutes, will include information about all of the participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions in each area as well as any other interesting art related stories. The tours run on Newport Gallery Nights from May through October.

After visiting any of the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, make a night of it by picking up a restaurant discount coupon and stopping by one of the 6 participating restaurants for a special! Free parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

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May Newport Gallery Night

Race into May Gallery Night along with the Volvo Ocean Race

This May, soak up the warm weather on gallery night and enjoy the world class sailing event, Volvo Ocean Race. Gallery night will take place on May 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. FREE guided walking tours will be happening (weather permitting). There will be four separate walking tours meeting at 4:00 pm at Thames Glass, 5:00 pm at Spring Bull Gallery, 6:00 pm at Art on Spring and 7:00 pm at Arnold Art Gallery.

Spring Bull Gallery is proud to feature thirteen artists from the Westport Art Group organization with an Harbor Morningopening reception on Saturday, May 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm un May 31st. . During gallery night they will have a painting demonstration from one of the Spring Bull Gallery members.

DeBlois Gallery is excited to showcase “Deep Currents” from May 5th to May 27th. The artists involved in this mixed media exhibition include Liz Abbott, Marilyn Moriarty, Timothy Michael Hetland. Liz Abbott, an artist and printmaker, creates sand collagraphs, a method with glue, sand and printing. Marilyn Moriarty works with watercolor on Asian rice paper. Timothy Hetland’s creations are metal art fabrications that combine stone and wood.

Be sure to check out the Volvo Ocean Race while walking around town. The Race Village Opening Ceremony will open on May 8th. On gallery night, May 10th, the Race Village will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

For more information about Newport Gallery Night, our Free Guided Walking Tours and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

Walk around town for April Newport Gallery Night

Enjoy the Spring weather by walking around town to see the latest exhibitions as the ever popular FREE guided walking art tours return for April Newport Gallery Night (weather permitting) on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm featuring participating member galleries, museums and cultural institutions including five new galleries.  There will be four separate walking tours meeting at 4:00 pm at Thames Glass, 5:00 pm at Spring Bull Gallery, 6:00 pm at Art on Spring and 7:00 pm at Arnold Art Gallery.

Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design, a new gallery at 59 Bellevue Avenue, is featuring the exhibit “Seeing Black and RedRed” from April 1st until June 1st. Each of the works are from different periods, however, the unifying theme of the collection is the color red, including fiery red pieces like Donald Sultan’s two prints, Red and Black and Black and Red. The way he uses the plane and experiments with lithography creates a work of art that is simultaneously representational and abstract.

Newport Art Museum will be hosting “Art After Dark” on gallery night. The gallery talk consists of domestic affairs: “Domesticity, Identity, and the Home” with Francine Weiss, Senior Curator. It will also include an education event, featuring presentations from six teaching artists.

Roger King Fine Arts on Spring Street offers a diverse array of paintings by 19th and 20th century artists including African-American art, cityscapes, figurative and genre, landscape, marine and coastal scenes, still life, and modernist art. Beautiful new additions of summer scenes include Charles Woodbury’s Ocean View near Perkins Cove, Oqunquit Maine from 1911 and Mabel May Woodward’s Young Boy String Fishing. 

Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, located at Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, will be hosting an opening for their spring exhibition on April Newport Gallery Night at 7:00pm. Featured artists will be Jessica Dean Rosner – Ink on Paper, Meredith Morten – Ceramics, and Peter Cohen – Sculptures.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

For more information about Newport Gallery Night, our Free Guided Walking Tours and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

Start your Spring Adventures with March Newport Gallery Night

Start off your Spring by getting out to see the latest exhibitions around town. The Newport Gallery Organization is hosting Newport Gallery Night on March 8th, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at participating member galleries, museums and cultural institutions. If you’re feeling festive for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll definitely want to check out Spring Bull Gallery’s upcoming exhibit “Irish Eyes:  An Artistic Celebration of Irish Heritage” opening on March 3 from 5:oo pm – 7:00 pm.  This celebration of Irish heritage with landscapes, quaint cottages, castles, and all the hues of lush vegetation in Ireland continues through to April 3.

There are a number of exciting exhibits commencing the start of Spring. DeBlois Gallery is showcasing their 2018 kickoff open show “Anything Goes” on Saturday March 3, 2018 with a reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The exhibit runs from March 3 to March 25, 2018. “Art After Dark” at the Newport Art Museum is another popular event on Newport Gallery Night. On Bellevue Avenue, Atelier Gallery is continuing their revolving exhibition featuring residents artists and friends “Hearths & Hideaways” until March 25th.

The Newport Art Museum “Art After Dark” features artful programs, talks, film screenings, gallery games, music and drinks. This month also features the opening reception for the Youth Art Month exhibition in the Coleman Center from 4:00 – 6:00pm. This show opens on Saturday, March 8, 2018 with a reception from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, and takes place on the second Thursday of each month. “Anything Goes” at DeBlois Gallery showcases playwright and satirist Noel Coward. He aims for the funnybone, with the craziness, and excesses of the 30’s. DeBlois opted to find the same impulses in our own era for the open show theme: “Anything Goes.” To find out how the community- near and far- have developed this idea in many mediums. The show runs until on March 25.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

For more information about Newport Gallery Night and Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

February Newport Gallery Night Kicks Off the 2018 Season

A new year means a new season of Newport Gallery Night events. The Newport Gallery Organization kicksCats by Bettie Sarantos off its 18th season with February Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions. As the winter weather becomes milder, it’s the perfect time to experience the art around Newport.

Make a night of it by exploring the arts and visiting a selection of the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions.  This month marks the opening of several exciting exhibits including the following: Spring Bull Gallery commences their annual Fakes & Forgeries exhibit on Saturday February 3, 2018 with a reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The much anticipated show features serious “copies” and humorous interpretations of well-known artwork, all submitted by local artists and created in a variety of forms and styles. The public will have a chance to observe or own an “almost masterpiece” without traveling far. A guest judge will select the “Best in Show” and gallery visitors will get to vote for their favorite piece throughout the month for a “People’s Choice Award.” The exhibit runs from February 3 to February 28, 2018.

Nearby, on Thames Street, Blink Gallery has collected over twenty fantastic pieces that were not selected for the Newport Annual Juried Show and will instead feature them in their Salon de Refusés exhibit. This exhibit highlights diversity through pieces that have a common thread. The gallery will be hung in traditional Salon style and showcases an eclectic mix of subjects, styles and sizes. The show opens on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with a reception from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and will run until February 19th.

If you’re feeling cold after visiting all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Gallery Night visitors! Free parking is available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum. For more information about Newport Gallery Night and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

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