Call for Artists Applications Being Accepted for the 52nd Wickford Art Festival

WICKFORD, RI –  The Wickford Art Association (WAA),  is accepting applications from fine art artists for the 52nd Wickford Art Festival to be held on July 12 and 13, 2014 in Wickford Village, RI. Applications may be downloaded at and must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 for consideration.

The 52nd Wickford Art Festival takes place in coastal Wickford Village. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their fine art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and dog-friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 100,000 attending yearly.

Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to go tax-free on the sale of fine art. This is great news for Wickford Art Festival artists who will not have to worry about submitting sales tax on original or limited edition artwork sold at the Festival. Tax-free exemption is available to RI and out of state artists but certain restrictions apply.

Produced by the Wickford Art Association, the 52nd Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine arts festivals in New England. The festival cumulates with the Annual Scholarship Raffle of Fine Art held on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to RI high school seniors attending an art college.

Wickford Art Association, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1962 to educate its membership, the local community and general public and to promote the arts in the community. The WAA Gallery, located next to the North Kingstown Town Beach, hosts art exhibits, classes, poetry readings, a Photo Arts Group, open studios, business gatherings and more throughout the year. Visit for more information or stop by the Gallery located at 36 Beach Street, Wickford RI.


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