Launching with an in-gallery and virtual exhibit on July 16, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its first Celebrity Art Show & Auction featuring a variety of artworks by influencers across Rhode Island media, business, politics, and the arts.
Because we believe inside every individual lies an artist, we have tapped into the creative side of local celebrities whose artistic energies were just waiting to burst! Some are active creators, and some are enthusiastic first-timers.
Each celebrity has identified a charity to receive 50 percent of the proceeds of their auctioned work. The schedule for the event, with opening and closing livestreamed events hosted by Rhode Island’s own Charlie Hall, is as follows:
July 16 to Aug. 1: In-gallery and virtual exhibition, gallery hours of Wednesday through Saturday (noon-4 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 3 p.m.), virtual gallery at wickfordart.org
July 16 (6 to 8 p.m.): Preview event, participating celebrities and invited guests may view the full collection, reception provided
July 17-18 (4-6 p.m.): Livestreamed interviews with celebrity artists hosted by Charlie Hall
July 23-30 (24 hours/day): Live bidding through in-gallery visits, phone and wickfordart.org
Aug. 1 (4 to 6 p.m.): Livestreamed closing event with representatives of benefiting charities hosted by Charlie Hall, reception provided
All participating celebrities and their artwork will be featured through Wickford Art Association’s social media feeds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Find us @wickfordartassociation (Facebook) and @wickfordart (Instagram and Twitter).
For more information on individual exhibits or programs, visit www.wickfordart.org. The gallery is located at 36 Beach St. in North Kingstown.