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Let's meet at the Rose Garden for a Plein Aire Day. Join in the peaceful setting at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Flowers should be in bloom. Fridays are for "Painters & Photographers" to have access to the Botanical Center from 11:00 am - 4:00pm. We can meet at 11:00am at the gate at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center entrance. You can bring a lunch or a snack. Artist are welcome to stay as long as you would like from 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is located on an island in the historic Roger Williams Park. The Park was designed in 1878 by the landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Botanical Center was built in 2007 and with 23,000 square feet of greenhouse space, it is the largest indoor garden display in New England. Since its inception, the RWPBC has offered Park visitors a place to relax, reflect and create long lasting memories through weddings and events held there. It has also become an important place to learn and explore the natural world. The RWPBC is committed to offering an interest for everyone. Educational walks, tours and special activities for all generations can be enjoyed here throughout the year. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm General Admission: (Ages 13-64) $5.00 Children (Ages 6-12): $2.00 Children under 6: Free Military/Seniors (Military ID/Over 64): $2.00 Directions, Parking and Accessibility: The guest parking lot is located across the street from the Mounted Police Command Headquarters and adjacent to the Community Garden. The parking lot can accommodate approximately 56 vehicles. Directions are provided for vehicles. West on I-195 I-195 West to I-95 South Take Exit 17, Elmwood Avenue Left at light Second left into the park Follow the signs to the Botanical Center Public Parking Lot. While the majority of the facility is handicap accessible, guest may request to park behind the building to better accommodate wheelchairs. Guest needing accessibility must visit the Welcome Center first, pay admission and request access.
The Eisenhower House is the perfect setting for weddings, clam bakes and corporate functions, also for painting. This stately mansion, built in 1873, commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this beautiful property is owned by the State of Rhode Island. With ample parking and rolling lawns, Eisenhower House can provide the ideal location for your next event. It's a beautiful location, with specaular views. All mediums are welcome, photographers, oil, acrylics, and watercolors. There is areas with shade to work from. Bring hats, sunscreen, water and bug spray. There is a Parking Lot at the entrance of Lincoln Dr. You are welcome to drop off your things on the lawn of the house then park your car at the lot. It's a slight hill. There is some limited parking just outside the grounds along the road. The park ask that we take our trash with us. There is bathrooms at Fort Adams if anyone need them. The rain date TBD.
Wet Paint at Newport Art Museum Save the Date! August 16-18, 2019 Museum Grounds Mark your calendars for our 26th Anniversary weekend-long community art-fest drawing visitors from across New England! August 16-18, 2019. Being a member at Newport Art Museum, I always love this weekend for artist of all ages. Let me know if you would be interested in participating. Artist set up all around Newport that Saturday morning and work till around 3:00p, then drop off their creations/artwork to be hung in the museum for bidders to view. The art work is auctioned off Saturday Night and Sunday. You can decided how much of the proceeds you would like to donate from your work to the Museum. More details to come as soon as the details are available, fees etc.