August is reserved for artists at the Newport Art Museum

On Saturday, August 13, the Newport Art Museum campus will once again be transformed for Wet Paint; Rhode Island’s largest and most inclusive outdoor gallery. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are invited to submit an original work to the silent auction. All artists will be “under the tent” with an equal chance of attracting the attention of passionate collectors. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Museum and bring home an original work of art. Participation is free and open to everyone!

For 29 years, Wet Paint has brought together people of all ages and artistic backgrounds for a weekend celebration of Newport’s vibrant artistic community. This grassroots summer event invites individuals to seek local inspiration, creating an original work of art each August that will be donated to auction in aid of the Newport Art Museum. This is an important benefit for the Museum, but also an embodiment of its mission; championing a provocative diversity of creative voices and experiences in its historic Newport setting, and sparking reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connection to ourselves, our community, and our world.

This year, the art deposit has been extended, allowing artists to register online and deposit their work the week before the auction to allow participants to create in the best weather conditions and give more time to create unique pieces. pieces of art.

Auctions, including works in the Young Artists Tent, begin Saturday, 1 p.m. at 1 p.m. Many parts will be available at a premium price BUY NOW. Bidders have until 4 p.m. to bid on the youth artwork and until 6 p.m. for the adult artist auction.

And perhaps the best news: the Live Auction is back! A small selection of paintings, drawings, photographs and 3D works will be auctioned at a live auction in the tent at 4:30 p.m. led by Robin Starr of Skinner Auctioneers.

Wet Paint Auction Day is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to bring their blankets and chairs to enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Food from Diego’s Newport, refreshments and live music will also be available. The Museum is grateful to artists who generously donate their work, to bidders who support the Museum and return an original work of art, and to our generous sponsors: A1 Roofing and Construction, David & Carol Bazarsky, Hogan & Associates Real Estate , The Brenton Hotel, Petrovas Family Philanthropy Fund, Swift Morris Interiors, LLC, JPS Construction, Empire Tea & Coffee, BankNewport, Residential Properties and Dwyer Insurance.

Whether you are an established, young or aspiring artist, or simply enjoy making art as a hobby, the Newport Art Museum strives to provide tools, classes and events to celebrate the arts and culture. community both locally and regionally. For more information about Museum programs or to register for an event, please visit the Museum’s website or call (401) 848-8200.

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