April FREE for ALL Saturday
April 29, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free, Fun, Festive and For ALL
Join us for a day of family-friendly activities inspired the Social Fabric: Textiles and Contemporary Issues exhibition. Hands-on art-making, artist demonstrations, drop in educator-led guided tours, scavenger hunts and more.
What’s happening, 11 am – 4 pm
Collaborative Weaving and Lacemaking
Join April Artist-in-Residence and Social Fabric exhibiting artist Emma Welty in creating a large community medallion using ancient Armenian needlelace techniques and create unique weavings with the artists from Looking Upwards, Out of the Box Gallery and Downtown Designs.
Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Make your own animated short with the Gif-o-Graf guys using a myriad of materials. Inspired by the work of Social Fabric exhibiting artist Aubrey Longley-Cook, contribute one animated frame to our community stop motion animation.
Educator-led Guided Looking
Explore the Social Fabric exhibition in more detail through family friendly guided looking activities.
Enjoy exploring every gallery as you seek out the images in our self guided image-based scavenger hunts.
I Want to Be…
Create your own dream job artwork inspired by the I Want to Be… dream job artworks made by local Newport students on view in the Museum School, in collaboration with Working Cities Newport.
You, in Silhouette
Create your own silhouette image in our drop in workshop. Inspired by the artwork of Social Fabric exhibiting artist Letitia Huckaby, and led by Museum educators.
Dream Fest Career Day: Meet the Museum Staff 2:00 pm at the Museum School
Wonder what kinds of careers exist in Museums? Join Museum staff at the Museum School for an informal conversation and introduction, in conjunction with Working Cities Newport’s Dream Fest Career Fair (held at Pell School from 11-3).
Take advantage of free charter bus transportation looping between Pell School and the Museum between 11 am – 4 pm.
FREE for ALL Saturday is free for everyone, and all materials are provided.
By participating in this event, I hereby give my permission for the Newport Art Museum to take and use photograph(s) of myself and my children for Museum publicity, promotion, documentation, and publication, including the Museum’s website and social media. To be used for Museum purposes only.
Meet our Artists and Collaborators
April Artist-in-Residence Emma Welty
Welty’s work utilizes ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet and needlelace to explore economies of labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.
Founded in 1978, Looking Upwards is a private, nonprofit agency offering a wide array of services to adults with developmental disabilities and children and youth with special healthcare needs.
Out of the Box Studio & Gallery is a vibrant community arts hub – attracting professional and aspiring artists, and those who simply enjoy creating art. The gallery also provides exhibition and studio space, technical support, networking and inspiration for its members and a variety of opportunities for the community.
Downtown Designs is an eclectic visual arts gallery and studio located in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. Sharing Art, Sharing Space, Sharing Community is our passion. At our gallery, you will find artisans creating and showcasing one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry designs alongside a rotating collection of varied art mediums, all created by artisans with disabilities. You will also find unique handcrafted works created by various community artists who share space in our gallery.
Gif-O-Graf is an all-in-one animation system for visual storytelling designed by Pawtucket artists Sam Schorr and Willy DeConto. Designed for a full range of learning styles – including neurodiversity – the Gif-O-Graf brings the magic of animation to classrooms, libraries, and groups of people learning and working collaboratively.
Working Cities Newport