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Wet Paint

Wet Paint Silent Auction 2013

WET PAINT 2017 | August 12th & 13th

Wet Paint

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This year marks the 24th annual Wet Paint at the Newport Art Museum! 

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 12, participating artists convene at the Museum to have their canvasses 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!


Stay tuned for more information.


Support for Wet Paint generously provided by:

LaForge Casino Restaurant
Linear Title
Marie and William Samuels
Victoria and Julio Rios
Welch & Forbes LLC

Larry Silverstein
Merrilyn Bardes and Piper Quinn
Webster Bank

Brooke Roberts
Christopher C. Bicho Landings Real Estate Group
Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design
Judy Clagett McLennan
Newport Sunglass Shop
Park Place Holding
Sandra Craig
Susan and George Petrovas
The Francies Malbone House

Discover Newport
John Eric Hovernale and Mary Clare O’Grady
Mary Kosowski
Newport Harbor Corporation
Newport Hardware