The ACA is an alliance that promotes and advances arts and culture in Newport County for the benefit of our community. We provide valuable networking opportunities for those seeking to be involved in the arts.
“We currently have an active alliance of individual visual & performing artists, galleries, patrons, non-profit organizations and companies dedicated to making art more visible and vibrant in our Newport County communities” said Cristina Offenberg, President of the ACA. For membership in the ACA, please click on the Membership Tab above.
2013 Annual Meeting
May 2- 2013 – Newport Art Museum, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI – 6pm doors open, 6:30pm meeting commences, guest speaker John Grosvenor of Northeast Collaborative Architects, with introduction by Randy Rosenbaum of RISCA. Open and free to members and public. Cocktails and light fare following meeting.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A wealthy widow in a retirement community is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. So she starts the S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son and his shopaholic wife! Fearing they will lose their inheritance, they devise a plan to have her committed! Of course, Mama will have none of that! (Written by London D’Arrigo & Produced By Martin Raymond)
Doors open at 6:00pm. Buffet begins at 6:15pm. Play begins at 8:00pm. Cabaret immediately after play.
Tickets are $60.00 per person, and include Dinner
Advanced ticket sales only. Tickets can be purchased at Child & Family’s Community Center 31 John Clarke Rd. Middletown, Rhode Island or by calling 401-848-4100
About the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County
Since 1994, the not-for-profit Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County has fulfilled its mission to promote and advance arts and culture in Newport County for the benefit of the community. A member- supported organization, the Alliance offers occasional workshops and networking opportunities and extends its non-profit status as an umbrella for qualified groups and projects seeking tax-deductible support. The Alliance exists to connect the dots between creative or cultural contributors and various opportunities presented by businesses, schools, donors, audiences, events, commissions and others. For more information, visit www.NewportArts.org.
The Newport BridgeFest
BridgeFest – 4 day music event – July 29 to August 1, 2013 area venues showcase local live music between the Newport Folk and Jazz festival. Visit The BridgeFest 2012 website.
Arts Around the Fire
A winter monthly social networking at Salvation Cafe, Newport 6pm to 8pm utterly informal networking opportunity for artists with a featured guest of the month.
Our local cable access television production that hosts our members as guests. As an ACA member, here’s your chance to appear as a guest on the ACA’s “ART VIEW” cable TV show on Cox Cable 18. Art View presents news about the arts throughout Newport County featuring artists, galleries, museums and performers who wish to showcase their activities and talents. Art View is available in about 20,000 homes in Newport County (Cox channel 18), and about 325,000 homes statewide on Statewide Interconnect Channel A (Cox channel 13, Verizon ch. 32, Full Channel ch. 13). Watch ART VIEW at 6pm Tuesdays and 10am Wednesdays. If you or your arts organization would like to be featured, contact us: info@NewportArts.org
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is seeking volunteers for various project/events upcoming in 2012 – if you are interested in the arts and in helping our alliance please contact Cris Offenberg.
Free Grant Workshop for Artists
Dan Kahn, Grants to Education Coordinator for the RI State Council on the Arts, and Liz Keithline, Director of Project Grants For Organizations, presented a grant workshop for artists and craftspeople on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Hosted by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County and The Preservation Society of Newport County, the workshop took place at the Preservation Society’s administrative offices, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport , RI. The workshop was free and open to practicing artists & craftspeople in Newport County. For information on the workshop, email Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov.
Check back for more workshop and seminars that assist artists in variety of topics