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29th Annual WET PAINT

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art | Artists | Auction

August 13, 2022 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Saturday, August 13, the Newport Art Museum’s campus will once again be transformed into the largest and most inclusive outdoor gallery in Rhode Island. Artists of every age and experience level are welcome to submit an original artwork to our silent auction.

All Wet Paint submissions (two piece limit per artist please) must be brought to the Art Museum between Friday, August 5 – Friday, August 12 and participating artist registration is required – please see registration link and artwork drop-off hours below. If you create your masterpiece anytime between August 5 and August 12, you’ll receive an official Wet Paint stamp on your submission, noting that your piece was made in the spirit of “Wet Paint,” i.e., made the day of the event.

Participating artists can decide to donate all proceeds from the sale of their piece to the Newport Art Museum, which will help support the Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions and collection care, or opt to receive a percentage of the sale price. Please note: This applies to adult artwork that sells for $150 or more.

Schedule of events

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Museum is open

1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Museum galleries offer free admission!
  • Silent Auction opens for Bidding
  • Bar and food from Diego’s Newport are available for purchase

4:00 – 4:30 pm

  • Youth Art Auction closes

4:30 – 5:00 pm

  • The LIVE AUCTION is back!
  • Youth Art Auction Check Out opens

5:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Silent Auction bidding continues!
  • Live Music on the lawn

6:00 – 6:30 pm

  • Silent Auction closes

7:00 pm

  • Check Out opens

Artist Information

Wet Paint wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of artists who so generously donate their time and talent to support our Museum. Thank you! Artists may submit up to TWO artworks in any medium. In the spirit of “Wet Paint,” we encourage you to submit art created “en plein air” or your most recent work. Artwork must be within the size limit of 3′ on the longest side.

Artwork Drop-off times:
Friday, August 5: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 6: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: 12 – 5 pm
Monday, August 8: Museum Closed
Tuesday, August 9: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, August 10: 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday, August 11: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, August 12: 10 am – 5 pm

Bidder Information

Wet Paint is a wonderful opportunity to support our Museum AND take home an original piece of artwork. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions and collection care. Save time by registering to be a bidder online in advance, or visit the Registration table the night of the event.

Thank you to NAM Generous Sponsors!

A1 Roofing and Construction
David & Carol Bazarsky
Hogan & Associates Real Estate
The Brenton Hotel
Petrovas Family Philanthropy Fund
Swift Morris Interiors, LLC
JPS Construction
Empire Tea & Coffee
Residential Properties
Dwyer Insurance


August 13
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Newport Art Museum
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Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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