April FREE for ALL Saturday

April 29, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free, Fun, Festive and For ALL

With Generous Support from

In Collaboration with

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.

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