Hope Tree Art Exhibition 2020

August 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Miantonomi Park, Newport, RI

Art Builds Connection, and Connection Builds Community.

The Hope Tree Art Exhibition is an exhibition of artworks made by and for Newport’s North End communities, which will be on view in Miantonomi Park from August 15 – October 15, 2020. The Arts & Culture Working Group of the Newport Health Equity Zone invites individuals, families, groups and organizations who are based, live or work in the North End to participate by creating an artwork to be on display in the Park this summer and fall.

This temporary public art installation, now in it’s third year, seeks to lift and make visible the voices and experiences of North End community members. Each Hope Tree maker will select an affirming word to use as the theme for their artwork. That word will be painted on a large piece of canvas by local Newport Public Art muralist Jy-Tique Harris, and then returned to the makers to embellish with related stories, images, poems, and decorations. Decorations may be drawn, sewn, glued or painted on the fabric. The artworks will then be wrapped around large tree trunks in Miantonomi Park, creating a path of beautiful and inspiring artworks that celebrate the North End community.

FREE to participate. All art making materials will be provided. 

Deadline to sign up is August 5!


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

About Jy-Tique Harris

Jy-Tique Harris (@Omega_Artt) is a local spray paint artist and muralist, and an active member of Newport Public Art. His vibrant mural work can be seen in various locations around Newport including an epic seascape on the corner of River Lane and Marlborough Street in downtown Newport.

About the Newport Health Equity Zone and the Arts & Culture Working Group:

The Newport Health Equity Zone is a city-wide coalition mobilizing residents and resources of the Broadway and North End neighborhoods to make Newport a place where everyone can thrive. The Arts and Culture working group strives to increase the HEZ community’s engagement and participation with the arts and help facilitate creative and professional opportunities for residents.

Arts and Culture Working Group members include:

The Newport Health Equity Zone
Newport Art Museum
Newport County Youth Chorus/Aquidneck Singers
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County
Newport Art House
Common Fence Music
Newport Public Schools
Newport String Project
College Unbound
Boys and Girls Club of Newport County
Newport Public Art
Newport Restoration Foundation
Looking Upwards/Creative Communities Collaborative/Downtown Designs

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