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August 19, 2017

Artists paint en plein air along Newport's coast for Newport Art Museum's Wet Paint

Photo Courtesy of Newport Art Museum

What’s Up For This Weekend in Newport: August 10 – 13


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Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend!

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Newport Art Museum will host their 24th Annual Wet Paint event this weekend, the event has become a marquee event in Newport. The weekend-long community Artfest 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, 500 participating artists ranged in age from 5 months to spry nonagenarians!

Schedule of events for Wet Paint

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12  
8:00 – 10:00 am Artist check-in
12:00 – 3:00 pm Artwork intake and installation
6:30 – 8:30 pm Preview Party, silent auction begins

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13  
9:30 am Yoga on the Museum lawn (free and open to all!)
12:00 – 3:00 pm Silent Auction bidding continues
2:30 pm Youth Auction closes
3:30 pm Silent Auction closes
4:00 – 5:00 pm LIVE auction begins under the tent!
5:30 pm Artwork pick-up and payment

More info at http://www.newportartmuseum.org/Programs-Events/Wet-Paint.

Thursday, August 10th

1 pm – Chapter on Raptors at Ballard Park

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum

6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s Beach

7 pm – Newport To Nashville Songwriter Round at Newport Playhouse

8 pm – “I Love…What’s His Name?” A Cabaret about Confusion in Love in the 21st Century at The Firehouse Theater

8:05 pm – newportFILM presents Bending The Arc at Ochre Court

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Friday, August 11th

JFest New England 2017 Regatta

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 8 pm – Keene + Callow Trunk Show at Kristen Coates

5:30 pm – Newport Yacht Rendezvous at Newport Shipyard

8 pm – Alive! at The Salvation Army – Main Hall

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, August 12th

JFest New England 2017 Regatta

24th Annual Wet Paint

9 am – Newport Yoga Class at Hotel Viking

9 am to 1 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am – Burying Ground Open House and Tour at Common Burying Ground

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Newport Polo Series – Newport Vs. Philadelphia at Newport International Polo Grounds

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, August 13th

JFest New England 2017 Regatta

24th Annual Wet Paint

10 am – Fitness in the Park at Miantonomi Park

10:30 am – Great Gatsby Movie Experience at Jane Pickens Theater

11 am to 2 pm – Miantonomi Exploration Days at Minatonomi Tower

1 pm to 5 pm – Race4Chase Chasing Summer Event at Fort Adams State Park

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFest Concert Series presents Down City Band at King Park

3 pm – Tadpoles to Frogs at Redwood Library

4 pm to 9 pm – Showcase of Em Flynn & Hammered Jewelry at The King Lens & Friends

6 pm to 9 pm – Rock The Docks at Newport Shipyard

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