Experience the vibrant pulse of creativity in Bristol, where artistry thrives in every corner of this picturesque town.

Immerse yourself in a world of artistic wonder as you explore our diverse array of museums, first-class galleries, and captivating exhibitions. Join us on our Monthly Art Night trolley tours, where you can hop aboard and journey through a kaleidoscope of artistic expression, discovering hidden gems and uncovering the soul of our community.

Embark on an unforgettable Arts and Antiques Saturday stroll, where every step leads you closer to the heart of Bristol's cultural tapestry. From oils to watercolors, pastels to ceramics, each medium tells a unique story, inviting you to delve into the depths of creativity and imagination.

Marvel at hand-crafted jewelry that glistens with intricate detail, lose yourself in the rhythmic patterns of weaving, and admire the mesmerizing beauty of mosaics that adorn our streets. In Bristol, art isn't just a pastime-it's a way of life, a celebration of the human spirit in all its boundless forms.

Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious soul seeking inspiration, Bristol welcomes you with open arms to explore, discover, and be enchanted by the endless possibilities of artistic expression. Come, join us, and let your imagination soar amidst the vibrant colors and captivating beauty of our thriving arts community.

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Bristol Art Museum

Welcome to the Bristol Art Museum located in Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island! BAM is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, founded in 1963. We serve the local East Bay and greater Rhode Island communities. Visit the main galleries at 10 Wardwell Street, located behind the historic Linden Place museum. For additional viewing, visit BAM's Community Galleries at Rogers Free Library, located across the way at 525 Hope Street.

Phone: 401-253-4400
Website: www.bristolartmuseum.org/
Address: 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Hotpoint Emporium Artist Collaborative

Hotpoint Emporium Artist Collaborative is a retail gallery featuring art of all mediums from more than 30 local artists. Located right in the center of Bristol RI, a thriving historic village enjoyed by vacationers and shoppers year round. From exquisite works of art in nearly every medium imaginable, to a wide array of artful gifts, we guarantee you will enjoy your visit and probably find something to take home too! Stop by today to see what treasures might be waiting for you.

Phone: (401)-410-2985
Email: HotPointArtsInfo@gmail.com
Website: www.hotpointemporium.org
Address: 39 State Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Blithewold Summer Music at Sunset Concert Series

Throughout the Summer, spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets; pre-registration is required!

Phone: (401) 253-2707
Email: info@blithewold.org
Website: https://www.blithewold.org/event/music-at-sunset-summer-concert-series/
Address: 101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114), Bristol, Rhode Island 02809



Graham Gallery RI

A Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Exhibiting and Showcasing Local Artists. Check the website and social media for current exhibits.

Phone: 401-293-0657
Email: thegrahamgallery@gmail.com
Website: www.thegrahamgalleryri.com
Address: 412A Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Art Night Bristol-Warren

From May through August, on the Last Thursday of the, enjoy Art Night Events May through August ... walk, drive, or bike through each town at your own pace using our Handbill of Events as a guide. Visit featured Galleries, Artist Studios and Art Friendly Businesses.

Enjoy LIVE music, theater performance, dance, artists' talks and demonstrations. Every month features a host of new and unique art experiences!

Email: artnightbristolwarren@gmail.com
Website: www.artnightbristolwarren.org/


Kendall Reiss Gallery & Studio

This quaint, inviting gallery and teaching space also serves as the studio of local artist Kendall Reiss. Visitors can browse the collection currently highlighted in the gallery. Hours are by appointment only; please contact us to set up your visit.

Phone: (401)-662-7935
Email: kendallreiss@gmail.com
Website: www.kendallreiss.com
Address: 469 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Bristol Looms

Bristol Looms is a weaving studio specializing in handwoven table linens, home decor and accessories. Our hours are by appointment; contact us to set up and appointment to visit our work room or to discuss a custom project

Phone: 401-787-1462
Email: Info@bristollooms.com
Website: www.bristollooms.com
Address: 49 Bradford Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Bristol Theatre Company

We were founded in 1983 and incorporated under the laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1990. Our mission is to promote active participation in, and appreciation for, the theatre arts in the East Bay community, thereby providing educational and cultural enrichment.

Phone: (401)-253-0390
Email: bristoltheatrecompany@gmail.com
Website: www.bristoltheatrecompany.org


Bristol's Stone Church Coffeehouse

Bristol's Stone Church Coffeehouse is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that fosters the appreciation of music based in or influenced by a wide variety of acoustic music. The mission of Bristol's Stone Church Coffee House is to provide monthly opportunities for local, regional and national musicians to perform for, entertain, educate and interact with audiences in an affordable, handicap-accessible, family-friendly environment.

Phone: (401)-253-4813
Website: www.artnightbristolwarren.org/
Address: 300 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Thames Waterside

Thames Waterside is located downtown in the quintessential town of Bristol, RI. Offering fresh local seafood as well as classic comfort food, delicious cocktails, and outdoor seating the best sunsets around. Open all year round, this pub like restaurant offers the best of both beautiful summer days and quiet cozy New England winters.

Phone: 401-253-4523
Website: www.thameswaterside.com
Address: 251 Thames Street, Bristol , RI, 02809



Community String Project

The Community String Project (CSP) began in July of 2009 with the goal of serving all youth in the East Bay area, regardless of income, through an innovative, school-based music program centered on string instruments. In addition to the value of learning how to play an instrument (which has been shown to increase academic performance), students also benefit from being involved in a supportive activity that assists with dropout prevention, fosters community engagement, and increases self-esteem. ´╗┐CSP provides after-school lessons to elementary students (grades 3-5), a Youth Orchestra Program for middle school students, and evening beginner and ensemble lessons for adults and high school students.

Phone: (401)-500-1243
Email: alan@communitystringproject.org
Website: www.communitystringproject.org
Address: 240 High St, Bristol, RI 02809


Roger Williams University Theater & Dance

From its picturesque campus located on 140 waterfront acres along Mount Hope Bay - which hosts residents for performing arts, world-renowned speakers, cultural activities and more - to the students and faculty who work with community organizations every day, Roger Williams University brings to its host community of Bristol a bona fide college-town flavor.

Phone: (401)-253-1040
Website: departments.rwu.edu
Address: 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809


Extensions School of Dance

Offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern, pointe and acro to ages 2 1/2 to adult. At Extensions, we believe that everyone was born to dance.

Phone: (401)-253-5902
Website: www.extensions-ri.com
Address: 530 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809