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Narragansett Art Festival
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The Rotary Club of Wakefield



Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 2015


WHO: 100 to 105 Exceptional Fine Art Exhibitors fromSouth County,Rhode Island,New England, and Beyond!


Accepted categories of non-functional fine art include: Oils & Acrylics, Watercolors & Pastels, Drawings & Graphics, Photography, Sculpture, and Other/3-dimensional Media

  • Reproductions featuring prints of artist’s original work are allowed. Note cards of artist’s original work are allowed provided they do not exceed one-quarter of total work displayed.
  • Prohibited Items: Crafts or craft-like items, Clothing of any kind, Home Furnishings, Pottery, Jewelry, Imports, Sun-catchers or small glass items, Trinkets or hand-painted items, Mass-produced items.   No dealers, agents, proxies, or vendors are permitted.


WHAT: A volunteer managed non-juried outdoor FINE ART ONLY festival event sponsored by The Rotary Club of Wakefield, now celebrating our 33rd year!


WHEN: Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28  9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

     Set-up: Friday, June 26, after 4:00 pm


WHERE:Veterans’ Park at the historic “Towers”, overlooking Narragansett Beach

               35 Ocean Road,Narragansett,RI02882


HOW: Please click here to download an application or the link down at the bottom of this message. Deadline: May 29, 2015         

Late applications accepted to June 19, with late registration fee of $35.00, pending space available.


WHY: Dedicated to providing artists with a well-managed, high-quality, well publicized event. Net proceeds from artists’ registration fees support the scholarship program of the Wakefield Rotary Club, providing three 4-year scholarships each year to graduates of South Kingstown, Narragansett, and Prout High Schools, as well as a 2-year technical school scholarship. 


REFUNDS: Refunds for cancellation by the artist allowed upon request before May 29.  Partial refunds allowed by request before June 15.  No refunds after June 15, for inclement weather or other conditions for which the Rotary Club has no control.     


PARKING: Parking is not provided to artists but is usually available on selected side streets andOcean Roadon a first-come basis. Artists are provided with a vehicle ID display card for identification by Rotary volunteers and traffic officers.  All artists are solely responsible for their own parking arrangements as well as any tickets or fines for illegal parking.  Warning - Do not park at the Coast Guard House or Trio Restaurants.


AMENITIES: Overnight security – Friday & Saturday nights (11:00 pm to 6:00 am) by off-duty Narragansett PD officers; Rotarian volunteers to assist with booth set-up & take-down, unloading & loading; Booth sitting; Free coffee & bottled water; Comprehensive promotion efforts, including links to participating artist websites


NOTEWORTHY:  Invited food vendor; Three portable restrooms (one handicap accessible) with hand-wash station; Public shade tent(s) provided; Signs posted re: photography of artists’ work prohibited; Beautiful location overlooking Narragansett Bay; Trash receptacles placed throughout the field; Vehicles NOT allowed on field


CONTACTS:   Primary email address – narragansettartfestival@live.com

Ed McLaughlin, Art Festival Chair  –   908-208-3721

Beth Leconte, Art Festival Co-chair  -  401-874-2405


 Click here to download the 2014 NAF Application







Festival View from Towers  
Festival View from the Towers