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The Big Draw

Free, Fun Drawing for All!
Saturday, Oct 15
Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council

NK Library, 100 Boone St.

  11am-3pm – Build & Draw Fantastic Creatures
Draw & Post It, Mind Expanding Hats, 3/D in Color, Stamp & Print

Noon-2pm – Papermaking by Hand

Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St.

  11 am-3pm – Origami & Flower Frenzy & Mask Making Merriment

Wickford Village, Brown St.

  11am-1pm – Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Shady Lea Mill Artist’s Building*

   Noon-3pm – 3-D Mural Drawing & 3-D Drawing with Wire

*Directions: Rte.1 S to 138 East/ Jamestown /Newport exit, immediately follow signs back to Rte.1 N, Right on Shady Lea, 1/2mile to mill.  Upstairs in  Suite 200


FOR MORE INFO: nkartscouncil.org  OR  nkbigdraw@gmail.com

N  K BIG DRAW-2011

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10th Annual International Scrimshaw Competition

The event’s opening activities, including the judging of the scrimshaw works, takes place Saturday, September 17,  and the exhibition will be open for public viewing from September 18 through October 4 at Mystic Scrimshanders, 35 Brown Street, Wickford, Rhode Island. 
Collectors may call Barbara Cullen at 294-2262  for more information or to request an invitation to opening night.  The public is encouraged to visit the Scrimshanders shop September 18 through Oct. 4th  to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.  Work may also be viewed on the web the week before the competition at www.scrimshanders.com.
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5th Annual Women’s Night in Wickford

Shop for a Cause!*

Wednesday, August 24th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – shops will be open late with refreshments, door prizes, raffles & give-aways,  and silent witnesses in Updike Park and information.

*select Wickford Merchants will donate 10% of the day’s sales to the Domestic Violence and South County.

 Sponsored by the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.

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Wicked Week in Wickford

-          Scarecrow Judging Competition – local merchants and residents will compete for prizes with scary and humorous scarecrows again this year. Scarecrows must be up by Friday Oct. 21 and will be judged by our Murder of Crows, on the weekend of October 22 and 23rd.    
-          “ Images of Wickford” Gallery opening at Voila, Saturday, October 29 from 5-7pm  Also stroll around to view images of Wickford’s past  in shop windows
-          $10 off purchases at participating stores with “Wickford Bucks”. For more information and to download your “wickford bucks” please click on the link: www.wix.com/wickford/ilovewickfordvillage
-          Haunted House – St. Paul’s Parish House – Sunday Oct. 30 6:30-9pm
-          Horrible’s Parade(Children’s costume parade) – Starts at St. Paul’s Church, Sunday Oct. 30, 12 noon
-          Scary story tellers by Tim Cranston and Maria Day Hyde sponsored by North Kingstown Arts Council – Following the Horribles Parade, Sunday, Oct. 30 , town parking lot on Brown St.
-          Trick or Treating at participating merchants – Sunday, Oct. 30 merchants  on Brown, Main and West Main Streets will hand out candy following the storytellers
-          Trick or Treating Monday Oct. 31 from 4-6pm at participating stores.
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Tuesday Night Concert Series

Wide variety of musical entertainment that appeals to all ages.

Concerts begin at 7 pm. For more information visit: http://www.nkartscouncil.org/

June 21 – John Connor’s Irish Express
June 28 – Black Tie Band

July 5 – Brass Attack
July 12 – The Innovations
July 19 – Sh Bop
July 26 – Country Heartbeat
Aug 2 - White Eyed Lizard Band
Aug 9 – Avenue A
Aug 16 - Ten Rod Ramblers

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Harvest Festival – Smith’s Castle

Saturday 15, 2011
(rain date October 16)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Colonial Harvest Festival

Experience the days of the 18th century corn husking festivals when the Updike family of Smith’s Castle presided over one of the largest of the Narragansett Plantations. Savor homemade seasonal treats and enjoy live entertainment.


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Grand Opening at Wilson’s

The Shops at Wilson’s would like to invite everyone to join us for a grand opening party on Thursday, August 11, from 5:30 – 8pm at 35 Brown Street in historic Wickford Village.

Wilson’s of Wickford has invited 3 Wickford merchants to join them inside the Wilson’s building.    Wilson’s, Lulabell’s Home, Mystic Scrimshanders, and the Wellness Store have created a unique new shopping experience for their customers. The addition of Fine Art, Home Decor and Organic Beauty products to Wilson’s fine collection of men’s and women’s clothing provides a one stop shopping venue.

Help us celebrate the opening of this welcome addition to Wickford’s fine stores.  Music will be provided by Round Robin, a local folk/celtic/swing  group of musicians and vocalists,  and refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public

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9th Annual Wickford Cup Race

Festivities for the Cup Race will begin at Noon in Updike Park on Brown Street in historic Wickford.  Activities will include face painting, kids games, music, and an assortment of food and beverages.  The race is scheduled between 3 – 4 pm subject to the tide. 

Sponsored by NK Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation.  Proceeds support the North Kingstown Food Pantry, scholarships, and the mentoring program in our schools.

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49th Annual Wickford Art Festvial

In the summer of 1961, a small group of Wickford, Rhode Island area artists put together a small sidewalk show on Franklin Street in Wickford. Buoyed by its success, they decided to form an organization later that year — the Wickford Art Association — to make it an annual event. The first Wickford Arts Festival was held in 1962, when 50 artists exhibited a total of about 1500 paintings. That first year, an estimated 7,500 – 10,000 visited the Festival.

Now in its 49 year, the Wickford Art Festival has grown in size, prominence and prestige. Artists from around the world compete for the few coveted spaces that become available each year, though a percentage of the space is guaranteed to local artists who are members of the Wickford Art Association. Attendance is now close to 100,000 annually, and the works of over 250 artists are exhibited. With the additional attraction of being located in an historic seaside village, the Festival has been ranked the number one fine arts festival in New England.

For information and festival details: http://www.wickfordart.org/festival.htm

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Strawberry Festival

(rain date June 19)
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with fun family entertainment.


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