Welcome to the 23rd Annual Wet Paint!
Presented by Bridger Logistics, LLC
About Wet Paint
Wet Paint has become a marquee event in Newport. The weekend-long community art-fest draws visitors from across New England for a celebration of regional artists, culminating in a lively benefit auction. On the morning of Saturday, August 13, participating artists convene at the Museum to have their canvases stamped. They explore the town and coastline in search of their favorite subjects and views, and bring their completed works, still wet, back to the Museum to be installed in the Ilgenfritz Gallery late Saturday afternoon. In 2015, our 500 participating artists ranged in age from 5 months to spry nonagenarians!
Schedule of Events
Saturday August 13
8:00 am to 10:00 am Registration in Griswold House
pick up lunch and a Wet Paint T-shirt
Noon to 3:00 pm Artwork intake and installation
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Preview Reception/bidder registration begins
Sunday August 14
Noon to 3:00 pm Preview and silent bidding
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm LIVE auction under the tent
5:00 pm Artwork pick-up and payment in Griswold
Saturday evening, artists, guests and Wet Paint sponsors are welcomed to a highly anticipated Preview Reception to kick off the Silent Auction. Saturday, contributing artists come FREE with one guest. Members: $10, non-members: $15. Bidding is active and continues on Sunday, August 14, with a selection of the greatest pieces included in a Live Auction under the Big Top in the afternoon. Sunday, the Museum is free of charge all day. Music and fun will be on the lawn, including a cash bar.
For the past several years, Wet Paint has been generously supported by private individuals, local merchants and regional corporations.
Artists, bidders, volunteers, sponsors: 2016 Wet Paint co-chairs Rupert Nesbitt, Victoria Rios, and Brooke Roberts look forward to welcoming you at this fun-filled event, which raises funds in support of the Museum. For more information contact Polly Lyman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-848-8200.
Attention all artists!
Bidders & Guests
Visit our Info for Bidders page for a more detailed schedule of events and learn how you can take home a beautiful piece for your collection!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Sandra and Grenville Craig
Kristen Coates and Michael Paddon
Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design
Kristin and Robert MacMannis
Lincoln Energy Mechanical Services
Interested in sponsoring Wet Paint? Contact Polly Lyman, Director of Development, at 401-848-8200 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our In-Kind Donors!
Allen's Wine & Spirits
Blue Plate Diner
Brick Alley Pub
Crystal Springs Water
Custom House Coffee
Kitchen Companion Catering
LaForge Casino Restaurant
Megs' Aussie Milk Bar
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Russell Morin Catering
Slice of Heaven Bakery & Cafe
Stop & Shop (Bellevue)
Stop & Shop (JT Connell Highway)
The Cookie Jar
Toppa's Foodservice and Paper Supply