Enjoy the Cool Winter Air by Heading Out to December Newport Gallery Night

This December, enjoy the cool air and shop the local art scene for some unique holiday gifts on December Newport Gallery Night which will take place on December 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  This will be the LAST NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT of the year.     

Deblois Gallery is featuring “Looking Upwards”, a holiday art show.  Coastal Contemporary Gallery is hosting “‘W-Intermission” on exhibit through January 20th.  Spring Bull Gallery is hosting the 28th Annual Little Picture Show, an annual showcase of small artistic treasures in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, welded metal sculptures, stoneware and other media.   

Additional highlights at some of the other member galleries include: Sheldon Fine Art, showcasing modern marine artist Ken Zier; Atelier Gallery featuring its annual holiday exhibition, “la famiglia”; and Newport Art Museum hosting its Faculty and Student Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale for their monthly “Art After Dark” event.  

If you’re hungry after perusing all these exhibitions, step into one of the seven restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Be sure to ask for a restaurant coupon and a parking voucher at any of the galleries. Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center with a parking voucher and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.  

Unique Handmade Gifts on Display on November Newport Gallery Night

Autumn is here and between apple picking and spending time with loved ones, make some time to experience Newport’s vibrant art scene during November Newport Gallery Night. Our 26 member galleries, museums, and cultural institutions will be open for self-guided tours, and showcasing the new works of some very talented local artists. Thanksgiving is coming late this year, so if you don’t want to get stuck with too much last-minute holiday shopping, consider getting a head start with unique, handmade, art-related gifts.

Kate Blacklock
"Rock Formation"
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
Photography
30" x 22" x 1.5"

On Thursday, November 14th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, you can shop around for art that will delight. There’s something for everybody, from cards, wood-carvings, and candles at the DeBlois Gallery Gift Shop, to unique metal jewelry for a wife, daughter, or special someone at Alloy Gallery. No matter your budget, consider Newport’s finest local art for the special people in your life.

There are exciting new shows at many of our member galleries. Fall is a time for reflection and new beginnings, a theme seen at DeBlois Gallery’s “New Faces” show. Full of works by emerging artists, “New Faces” proves that the community is thriving with fresh talent.

Coastal Contemporary Gallery puts fall flora in full display with their exhibit, “Floralism,” in which three female artists translate their experiences and relationships into petals and thorns. CCG presents a vibrant garden in their floral pieces during the month of November, full of mystery, wonder, and delight.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 7 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Be sure to ask for a voucher at any of the galleries. Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

New Art Exhibits Around Newport in Time for FREE Walking Tours at October Gallery Night

As the seasons change, anticipation is in the air at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions as we approach October Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, October 10th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Coastal Contemporary Gallery “When Pigs Fly” - Sumo Bunny (Shari Weschler), Acrylic on Linen

This is the last chance this season to experience our popular FREE Guided Walking Art Tours. These informational tours showcasing new exhibits in and around Newport will run hourly as follows:   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.  Self-guided tours will continue into the winter season, but for October Gallery Night, local experts will serve as your guide to the Newport art scene so don’t miss out!

There are intriguing new shows at many of the 26 member galleries, museums and cultural institutions including: American Landscape, an exploration of the past and present American landscape at Atelier, a collection of interpretations of  the theme “Reflection” showcased at Spring Bull Gallery,  and Shaping Tales, a reimagining of classic tales via mixed media abstraction, figural painting, video media and glass sculpture at Coastal Contemporary Gallery. New exhibits are also popping up at DeBlois Gallery, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, and Downtown Designs.

Feeling hungry after all these exhibitions? Any of the Newport Gallery Organization’s member galleries have special discount vouchers available by request for the 7 Newport restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization! Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum. 

Free Walking Art Tours on September Newport Gallery Night

Newport Galleries Night 2019 is underway at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with September Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, September 12 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Spring Bull Gallery Painting Demo

Our popular FREE Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for September Newport Gallery Night. The four separate 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 Store & Gallery. 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 exploring the arts and visiting a selection of the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions. End the evening at one of the 7 participating restaurants and use the special Newport Gallery Night restaurant discount coupon.

Free parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

FREE Walking Art Tours on August Newport Gallery Night

Newport Galleries Night 2019 is underway and the season is in high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with August Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, August 8th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Mark Fernandez, Art on Spring

Our popular FREE Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for August Newport Gallery Night. And these short, informational tours will run hourly as follows:  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.  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 will run on Newport Gallery Nights from May through October. 

There are exciting new shows at many of the 26 member galleries, museums and cultural institutions including:  Atelier, Spring Bull Gallery, DeBlois Gallery, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, andCory Silken Photography.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 7 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Be sure to ask for a voucher at any of the galleries.Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum. 

FREE Walking Art Tours on July Newport Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night 2019 is underway and the season is kicking into high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with June Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, July 11 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Our popular FREE Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for July Newport Gallery Night. The four separate 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 onNewport 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 7 participating restaurants for a special!

Free parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum

FREE Walking Art Tours on June Newport Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night 2019 is underway and the season is kicking into high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with June Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Our popular FREE Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for June 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 7 participating restaurants for a special! Free parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum

Free Walking Art Tours and New Program for May Newport Gallery Night

The Newport Gallery Organization will also be starting a new interactive program during May Newport Gallery Night. This “Surfs Up” by Annie Wildeynew program will use the current Newport Gallery Organization brochures as punch cards for each of the participating galleries. Whoever visits the most participating galleries during Newport Gallery Night hours will receive a gift card redeemable at any of our galleries. In order to be eligible to receive the gift card, participants must upload a photo of their hole punched/marked off the Newport Gallery Organization brochure to Facebook and tag ‘@Newport Galleries’ in the post. If a participant does not have Facebook, the photo can be emailed to info@newportgalleries.org. If there happens to be a tie, then there will be a random, raffle style tie breaker.

Spring Bull Gallery will be presenting their show, “New Beginnings,” from Saturday, May 4th through Friday, May 31st. This show features Rhode Island-based artists Susan Aitcheson, Donato Beauchaine, Lorraine Bromley, Mark Knapp,  Stephanie Marisca, Susan Petree and Jonathan Small. The opening reception for this show will be held on May 4th from 5:00-7:00pm.

Coastal Contemporary Gallery will be presenting, ‘Ebb & Flow, Reflections of Passing Time’: Paintings and Porcelain Sculptures, from Thursday, May 2nd, through Sunday, June 2nd. There will be live music at the opening reception, which will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2:00-6:00pm. This new exhibit features artists Annie Wildey, Michele Poirier-Mozzone, and Susan Schultz.

DeBlois Gallery will be presenting their May show, “Living Color,” From Saturday, May 4th, through Sunday, May 26th. All are welcome to the opening reception on May 4th from 5:00-7:00pm. Refreshments will be served. “Living Color,” features artists, Meredith Brower and Kadejah Foster. “Brower forages and photographs mandalas that she creates from the flora and fauna found around her farm in Tiverton RI. Foster, working in the digital realm, takes advantage of the medium to experiment freely with color, scale and style in her pieces.” DeBlois Gallery will be open during Newport Gallery Night hours. Free admission and parking will be provided.

Park for free at the Gateway Visitors Center with a parking voucher and at the Newport Art Museum. Discount coupons for seven Newport restaurants can be picked up at participating galleries. The Newport Gallery Organizationconsists of over 25 participating galleries. For more info about Newport Gallery Night, Free Guided Walking Art Tours, and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit www.newportgalleries.org.

April Newport Gallery Night & New Gallery Events and Exhibits

April Newport Gallery Night will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5:00-8:00pm. April Newport Gallery Night attendees will be able to spend the evening enjoying the arts and visiting the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions. Art is available for purchase, sales tax free. Due to the cool spring weather forecast, the Newport Gallery Organization will debut our 2019 walking tours during May Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, May 9th. Check newportgallerynight.com for details.

 

Newport Art Museum will be hosting a film screening of “Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus,” at 6:00pm during their Art After Dark event on Newport Gallery Night. Admission is free for members and a donation is suggested for non-members. Tickets to the film screening are sold separately for $10.

 

Spring Bull Gallery will be presenting their new exhibit, “Signs of Spring,” inspired by the Newport Daffodil Days Festival. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 6th, from 5:00-7:00pm. Spring Bull Gallery will be open during Newport Gallery Night hours as well. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter to win a “daffy” painting by Spring Bull artist Bettie Sarantos. This exhibit will be available until Tuesday, April 30th.

 

Bailey Art Gallery will be holding a “Mini Watercolor Workshop” on Sunday, April 7th, from 1:00-3:00pm. All materials will be supplied. Total cost is only $40. To sign up, email jane@baileyfineart.com or text 401-477-4752 for more information.

 

DeBlois Gallery will be opening their April Show, “Three Guys,” on Saturday, April 6th, with a reception from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome to the show to enjoy the art, artist demonstrations, and refreshments. This show will be available until Sunday, April 28th. DeBlois Gallery will be open during Newport Gallery Night hours.

 

Park for free at the Gateway Visitors Center and at the Newport Art Museum. Discount coupons for seven Newport restaurants can be picked up at participating galleries. The Newport Gallery Organization consists of over 26 participating galleries.

March Newport Gallery Night: NEW ART AND EXHIBITS AT PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

The next Newport Gallery Night will be held on Thursday, March 14th from 5:00-8:00pm. March Newport Gallery Night attendees will be able to spend the evening enjoying the arts and visiting the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions. Art is available for purchase, sales tax free.

Spring Bull Studio & Gallery joins in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities of Newport for the month of March with: Irish Eyes, “an exhibit by local artists reveling in everything Irish.” This exhibit will be available through March 31st. Spring Bull artists will be on hand to meet on March 14th during Newport Gallery Night.

DeBlois Gallery has opened their first show of 2019: Open Your Mind. The show will be open until March 31st. An all media, unjuried, open show, this annual art show challenges the exhibiting artists to create work with the theme. 

William Vareika Fine Arts has mounted a new special addition to the permanent William Trost Richards exhibition. The exhibition currently consists of thirty-four plein-air oil paintings which have been cleaned and framed for the first time. The new additions to the exhibit reflect Richards’ time observing nature while traveling through parts of Europe as well as more local trips to Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Park for free at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum. Discount coupons for seven participating Newport restaurants can be picked up at participating galleries. The Newport Gallery Night walking map can be found both online, as well as within each of the participating galleries. Newport Gallery Night walking tours will begin in April.

The Newport Gallery Organization has a current membership of over 25 participating galleries. For more information about Newport Gallery Night, Free Guided Walking Tours, and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit www.newportgalleries.org.