Newport Gallery Organization’s popular Newport Gallery Night Walking Tours return for their 17th season. The tours, which run from May through October, showcase some of the Newport Gallery Organization’s participating galleries and cultural institutions. Along with the walking tours, many of the galleries have new exhibitions and events for the month of May.

DeBlois Gallery will have an opening reception for their newest exhibition, “Uncommon”, on Saturday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will feature new work from John Irwin, Mark “Maki” Carvalho, and Sandy Webb, and will run until May 28th.

“Works by the Blackstone Artists” is the newest exhibition at Spring Bull Gallery. This diverse group of nine artists from Rhode Island and Massachusetts will showcase their newest work with an opening reception on Saturday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Blackstone artists focus on land and seascapes and use a variety of different mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and pottery. The exhibition will run until May 31st.

Bailey Gallery’s newest show, entitled “April Showers Bring May Flowers”, will be accompanied by an artist’s demonstration in alcohol inks for Gallery Night. Anyone present at Gallery Night can make their own alcohol inks on tile design.

If you want to complete your night out to Newport, visit one of the many restaurants that collaborate with the Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for all Newport Gallery Night visitors. Be sure to ask for a voucher at any of the galleries. Free parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center and the Newport Art Museum.
For more information about Newport Gallery Night, Newport Gallery Organization, or the walking tours, please visit

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