Wet Paint 2024

August 10, 2024 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Newport Art Museum

Wet Paint at the Newport Art Museum: 31st Annual Celebration

Art | Artists | Auction | Community Favorite!

Join us for the 31st Annual Wet Paint event at the Newport Art Museum! This beloved celebration features a silent auction of original, artist-donated artwork, family-friendly activities, live music, delicious food and much more. Every year, hundreds of artworks, including many that are “still wet,” are created by artists of all ages and techniques. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and collection care. Don’t miss this fantastic event!

New Improvements This Year:

  • Online Bidding: All bidding will take place online, so you can bid here or from afar!
  • Early Artwork Listings: Artworks will be added online in the days leading up to Wet Paint
  • Watch List Creation: Check in often to create your “watch list” and keep track of your favorite pieces
  • Support Available: Staff will be on hand at the Museum to support bidders
  • Auction Closing: The online auction will close on Saturday at 11:59pm

    Live music by La Méchante et Le Connard!

Artists Preview Party!

Friday, August 9, 5:00 – 7:00 PM 
Back by popular demand! Join us to celebrate the Wet Paint artists and sponsors at our festive preview party, featuring drinks and light fare.
Space is limited, registration is required.
Tickets $100
*Wet Paint Artists will receive 2 complimentary tickets upon artwork drop off (see below)

Register to be a Bidder

Register online to be a Bidder and join us in person or online to bid on your favorites! The auction will close on Saturday August 10 at 11:59pm, and you’ll receive alerts when you have been outbid, so you can track your winnings from wherever you happen to be!

Register to be a Participating Artist

Register online to be an artist, pick up a free art board at the Museum and make your masterpiece! Artists may submit artwork in any medium, including sculpture, as long as it fits within a 12″x 12″x 12″ size for adults or 8″x 8″x 8″ for youth. 100% of the artwork sales will be donated to the Museum – thank you for generously donating your time and talent to support the Museum!

Important Dates:

  • July 2 – August 2: Register online & Pick up a FREE Art Board (during regular Museum hours)
  • July 20: Join us for Family En Plein Air Painting at Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • July 25: Join us for En Plein Air painting at the Blue Garden
  • August 3: Join us for En Plein Air painting at Bellevue House Gardens
  • August 1 – 6 (no August 5): Drop off artwork at the Museum (during regular Museum hours) and RSVP to the Artists Preview Party
  • August 9: Celebrate with us at the Artists Preview Party! (RSVP required)
  • August 10: Come celebrate Wet Paint!
  • August 11, 12:00 – 5:00 PM Pick up your winnings at the Museum!
  • Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pick up your winnings at the Museum!

Questions?
Email Cristin Searles Bilodeau, Director of Community Engagement at csearles@newportartmuseum.org

Love Wet Paint? Become a Sponsor!

$2,500 GOLD SPONSOR

  • Company logo on porch banner facing Bellevue Avenue
  • Verbal Acknowledgement at the event
  • Company logo highlighted in looping slide show in gallery Click-through company logo on NAM’s Wet Paint website page
  • Company logo highlighted on all print, email and social posts
  • 6 Complimentary Tickets ($600 value) to the Artists Preview Party

$1,000 SILVER SPONSOR

  • Company logo visible on all print, website, email and social Company logo highlighted in looping slide show in gallery
  • 4 Complimentary tickets ($400 value) to the Artists Preview Party

$500 BRONZE SPONSOR

  • Company logo on all print, website, email and social posts
  • 2 Complimentary tickets ($200 value) to the
    Artists Preview Party

Questions?

Call (401) 848-8200 or email Emeline McKeown at Emckeown@newportartmuseum.org