The Newport Art Museum will host its annual Faculty & Student Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale, Thursday, December 14 from 5 – 9 pmFriday, December 15 from 10 am –  4 pm, and Saturday, December 16 from 10 am – 4 pm, in the Museum’s Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Shoppers can purchase unique holiday gifts, while supporting local artists and arts education. Items include ceramic tableware and ornaments, textiles, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments and more. All gifts are made by faculty and students from the Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.

Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Museum. Participating artists include Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Catherine Carter, Akiko Omori, Lara Pilla and many more. More information is available by calling 401-848-8200 or visiting

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