Art After Dark

The Newport Art Museum continues to engage and inspire with Art After Dark (May 12, 5-9pm), its’ popular late night event.

Each Art After Dark has unique programming for young and old.  This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. And the best news. Admission is free or by donation!  So, reacquaint yourself with the Newport Art Museum.

Details are available at NewportArtMuseum.org.

This month the Museum will applaud their Museum Studies (Muse) students at the opening reception of their curated exhibition in the galleries!  Their innovative Muse program fosters the next generation of art lovers, makers, curators, and supporters.

Food is art, too, and the Roger’s High School Culinary students are prepared to WOW you, while you enjoy live jazz performed by the Portsmouth Abbey Jazz Band.

They’ll also be announcing the winner of the Popular Vote for the Newport Annual Show that closes on May 22!  Tricky Gallery Game puzzlers, scavenger hunts and stargazing on the lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc, RI’s Amateur Astronomical Society!

Admission is free for Members.
($10 suggested donation for non-members)

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 - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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.
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