The Newport Art Museum continues to engage and inspire the whole family with “Second Saturdays” (November 12, 10am-12pm), an engaging family-oriented program designed to inspire young minds and satisfy the curiosity of every member of the family. Each Second Saturday is uniquely curated based on a theme, and includes a variety of activities geared for ages 3-10. 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! So, reacquaint your family with the Newport Art Museum. Details are available at

This month, “Second Saturdays” will celebrate the many beautiful Rhode Island lighthouses with award-winning artist, cartoonist, and writer Jim Weicherding. Jim designs cartoon characters and children’s coloring books for a long list of non-profit organizations in New England and nationwide. He will share his Boating Safety Book, made for the RI Department of Environmental Management, and his beautiful Rhode Island Lighthouses coloring book, and will lead us in a lighthouse painting project!


  • Second Saturdays
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016  10am – 12pm
  • Newport Art Museum  76 Bellevue Ave  Newport RI 02840
  • Admission is free (donations welcome)
  • Pre-register at 

The Newport Art Museum is devoted to the art and artists of Rhode Island and surrounding regions. Our mission is to inspire a passion for the arts in diverse audiences through exhibitions and collections, arts education, historic preservation, and arts and cultural programming. It focuses on artists – past and present – who have lived and worked in the Rhode Island region and celebrates their importance in American art.

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