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 initiative of the Newport Health Equity Zone’s Arts & Culture Working Group and the Newport Art Museum. This outdoor public art exhibition, now in its third year, is designed to celebrate the strength, diversity, hopes and voices of individuals, families, community organizations connected to the North End neighborhood. Participants were invited to share their hopes for the community, and were provided with the materials to decorate a canvas around an inspirational work of their choice.

Exhibition Artists: Dianne Ford and family (HOPE), Newport Out (PRIDE), Newport Public Art (POWER), Newport Health Equity Zone (JUSTICE), Breeyanna King and family (LOVE), College Unbound (HUMANITY), Cara Willi and family (SOLIDARITY), the Newport County Arts & Cultural Alliance (ARTS), Looking Upwards (JOY), Creative Communities Collaborative (VOICE), Jy-Tique Harris (LEGACY), and the James L. Maher Center (EQUALITY). Lettering on all canvases was painted by muralist Jy-Tique Harris.

Visitors are invited to connect with us on Instagram to share their thoughts.

@newportartmuseum and @newport_health_equity_zone

What word would you have chosen and why? 




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