Bristol has a vibrant arts community that includes museums, first-class galleries, Monthly Art Night trolley tours and an Arts and Antiques Saturday stroll. There are many exhibitions with mediums ranging from oils, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, hand-rafted jewelry, weaving and mosaics.

In addition Bristol has theater performances at Roger Williams University and the Bristol Theater Company. Performing art opportunities abound from Classical Music and blue grass to folk music. There are coffee houses, concerts in Bristol churches and on the town common all summer.

Waterfront concerts precede the weeks leading to the 4th of July and summer ends with a performance by the Rhode Island Philarmonic on Labor Day weekend.

Bristol has many programs that educate, inform and inspire through a wide variety of cultural activities. The arts scene can enhance the visitor's experience and the quality of life for Bristol residents. A highlight of December 2013 was the opening of the new building for the Bristol Art Museum. The 1860 Carriage House on the grounds of Linden Place will become the permanent home of the museum. The members of the museum look forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary at Linden Place. The new space will enable the museum to expand its activities and continue their legacy as an arts center.

Bristol Looms Bristol Looms is a weaving studio specializing in handwoven table linens, home decor and accessories. Contact us to set up and appointment to visit our work room or to discuss a custom project. Our ours are by appointment.
Phone - 401-787-1462
 49 Bradford Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Community String Project

The Community String Project is a non-profit organization providing affordable and accessible lessons on the violin, viola, cello and bass to youth and adults in the East Bay.
Phone - 401-500-1243



Coggeshall Farm Museum

Prepare to get your hands dirty exploring the lives of ordinary tenant farmers living on the edge in 1799. Meet rare-breed livestock, tend heirloom vegetables, and explore 48 acres of fields woods.
Phone- 401-253-9062
1 Colt Drive., Bristol, RI 02809



Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England. Your exploration of Blithewold will include diverse gardens, specimen trees, and a forty-five-room English style manor house.
Phone - 401-253-2707
101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809



Bristol Workshops in Photography

Stephan Brigidi is a working artist, and Professor of Aesthetics at Roger Williams University. A Fulbright Fellow to Italy, his photographs are in more than forty museum collections worldwide. 
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Phone - 401-253-2351
30 Bradford Street, Bristol, RI 02809



Roger Williams University Theatre

Phone - 401-253-1040
1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809




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.
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phone - 401-253-4813
300 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809



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. Call or email to schedule
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phone - 401-662-7935
469 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Bristol Art Museum

Stimulating surroundings inspire the artistic impulse to express what is beautiful, appealing, or beyond ordinary significance.
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phone - 401-253-4400
 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI 02809



Roger Williams University Dance

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phone - 401-253-1040



Bristol Historical & Preservation Society

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, located in the former Bristol County jail, was built in 1828.
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phone - 401-253-7223
48 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809



Linden Place Museum

Linden Place is considered the "crown jewel" of Bristol, Rhode Island's historic waterfront district. We invite you to come and explore this magnificent estate.
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phone - 401-253-0390
500 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809



Mount Hope Farm

With 127 acres of fields, ponds, streams and a number of historic buildings, Mount Hope Farm, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the 1680s.
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phone - 401-254-1745
250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809



Bristol Theatre Company

The Bristol Theatre Company is a federally organized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1990.
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phone - 401-965-9292


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.
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phone - 401-253-5902
530 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809


Community Concert Series @ St. Michael's

A non-profit organization in partnership with St. Michael's Church, committed to enhancing the cultural environment of our community through an annual series of concerts.
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phone - 401-253-6084
399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809



Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. 
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phone - 401-253-5000
1 Burnside Street, Briston, RI, 02809



The Graham Gallery

A Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Exhibiting and Showcasing Local Artists
Check our social media for current exhibits.
Instagram grahamgalleryri
Facebook The Graham Gallery
Phone: 401-293-0657
412A Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Website: Hours:
Thursday: 4-7PM
Friday: 4-7PM
Saturday: 1-5PM


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!