The fifty-third Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in historic, coastal Wickford Village. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their art amongst historic homes and quaint retail shops. Family friendly, handicap and boat accessible, the Wickford Art Festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 75,000 attending yearly. Festival visitors come to meet our many artists, admire and purchase beautiful fine art. Additionally, Wickford has the largest collection of owner occupied colonial homes in the country. It’s not just the festival that is historic! Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to go tax-free on the sale of fine art. Close to Newport, Providence, CT, MA and accessible by boat, Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine art festivals in New England.