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Egg & Dart has announced that as of August 31st they would no longer be operating under that name at 57 America’s Cup Avenue.

Painter Chris Wyllie and designer Kristen Coates have collaborated to bring Egg & Dart, an eclectic collection of art and home décor, to Bowen’s Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue for the last few years.

Egg & Dart’s End Of Summer Sale this weekend, which ends on August 31st, currently offering customers

  • 50% off samples and gently worn store copies, tons of books, soaps and decor
  • 30% Off linens
  • 20% Off special order linens.
  • 10% Off all paper and cleaning products
  • Sale includes new inventory. Sale excludes all art and handmade items.

Kristen Coates will reopen the location as Pretty Young Things. According to the web-site;

“Kristen Coates realized Pretty Young Things after years of toiling in the art world from assistant to the co-Chair of the Whitney Museum of America Art to curator of several collectors and even a gallery of her own in her hometown, Newport, Rhode Island. Her unique ability to perfectly pair art to collector has put her in the room with some of America’s elite art enthusiasts.

Pretty Young Things is a full service art agency offering brand management, curating, sourcing, hanging and overall art-love-well-being.

Celebrate the new. Visit our shop in Newport, Rhode Island for a truly inspirational experience or join our mailing list to be the first to know about events in your neck of the woods.”

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.

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