Newport, RI – This December, enjoy the cool air and shop the local art scene for some unique holiday gifts on December Newport Gallery Night which will take place on December 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Deblois Gallery is featuring “Looking Upwards”, a holiday art show.  Coastal Contemporary Gallery is hosting “‘W-Intermission” on exhibit through January 20th.  Spring Bull Gallery is hosting the 28th Annual Little Picture Show, an annual showcase of small artistic treasures in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, welded metal sculptures, stoneware and other media.

Additional highlights at some of the other member galleries include Sheldon Fine Art, showcasing modern marine artist Ken Zier; Atelier Gallery featuring its annual holiday exhibition, “la Famiglia”; and Newport Art Museum hosting its Faculty and Student Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale for their monthly “Art After Dark” event.

If you’re hungry after perusing all these exhibitions, step into one of the seven restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Be sure to ask for a restaurant coupon and a parking voucher at any of the galleries. Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center with a parking voucher and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

For more information about Newport Gallery Night, our Free Guided Walking Tours and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit www.newportgalleries.org.

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