Art

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.

Amaral Custom Fabrications, Inc.

Fabrication of many of the world's most well known and iconic large scale sculptures for internationally renown artists. 
Website - www.amaralcf.com
Phone - 401-396-5663
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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.
Website- communitystringproject.org
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.
Website -www.coggeshallfarm.org
Phone- 401-253-9062
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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.
Website- www.blithewold.org
Phone - 401-253-2707
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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. 
Website - www.stephanbrigidi.com
Phone - 401-253-2351
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Roger Williams University Theatre

website- http://departments.rwu.edu/theatre
Phone - 401-253-1040
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Bristol Train of Artillery

The Bristol Train of Artillery has maintained an uninterrupted existence from the date of its establishment in 1776. It is a museum with rare specimens of military weapons and artifacts, shoulder arms, and more.
Website - www.artnightbristolwarren.org
Phone – 401-521-9136
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Mosaic Arts Gallery

website- www.mosaicworksbyvbretl.com
phone - 401-569-8964
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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.
website - www.stonechurchcoffeehouse.com
phone - 401-253-4813
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Kendall Reiss Gallery & Studio

This quaint, inviting gallery and teaching space also serves as the studio of local jewelry artist Kendall Reiss. Visitors can browse the collection currently highlighted in the gallery.
website - www.kendallreiss.com
phone - 401-662-7935
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Bristol Art Studio

Bristol Art Studio offers nurturing and creative art classes for children and adults ages 2 to 102. Our goal is to encourage authentic expression in each student.
website - www.bristolartstudio.com
phone - 917-647-9829


Bristol Art Museum

Stimulating surroundings inspire the artistic impulse to express what is beautiful, appealing, or beyond ordinary significance.
website - www.bristolartmuseum.org
phone - 401-253-4400
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Roger Williams University Dance
website - http://departments.rwu.edu/dance
phone - 401-253-1040


Bristol Historical & Preservation Society
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, located in the former Bristol County jail, was built in 1828.
website - www.bhpsri.org
phone - 401-253-7223
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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.
website - www.lindenplace.org
phone - 401-253-0390
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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.
website - www.mounthopefarm.org
phone - 401-254-1745
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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.

website - www.bristoltheatre.com
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.
website - www.extensions-ri.com
phone - 401-253-5902
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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.
website - ccsatsm.org
phone - 401-253-6084
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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. 
website - www.herreshoff.org
phone - 401-253-5000
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