Rhode Island, the “State of the Arts”
As of December 1st, the sale of original works of art in Rhode Island will be exempt from state sales tax. Attend one of several workshops around the state describing this new initiative.
Starting December 1st, 2013, all original and limited edition works of art sold in the State of Rhode Island will be exempt from State sales tax. The Rhode Island General Assembly, in cooperation with Governor Chafee, passed this first-in-the-nation legislation designed to establish Rhode Island as “The State of the Arts”.
A series of workshops will be presented around the state by Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, to provide information to artists and galleries on how to take advantage of this new tax exemption, increase economic activity and help make Rhode Island a destination for an arts-buying public.
SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS – click a link to register on Eventbrite
Wickford – Tuesday, November 19, 2013: 5:30pm – 7pm
Wickford Art Association, Wickford
Newport – Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 5:30pm – 7pm
Newport Visitors Center, Newport
Warren – Thursday, November 21, 2013: 5:30pm – 7pm
Imago Art Gallery, Warren
Charlestown – Friday, November 22, 2013: 4pm – 5:30pm
Cross Mills Public Library, Charlestown
Providence – Tuesday, November 26, 2013: 6:30pm – 8pm
Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery, Providence
Pawtucket – Sunday, December 1, 2013: 1pm – 2:30pm
Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Pawtucket
Arts Around the Fire: Nov 26
Networking with ACA
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013: 6pm – 8pm
Special guests Joya Hoyt and Pam Granbery will talk about an arts project they did in a school in California.
Arts Around the Fire meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6pm to 8pm, September thru April, at Salvation Cafe, Newport. Utterly informal social networking opportunity for artists with a featured guest each month. October 22, 2013: we were delighted to have special guests Elizabeth Francis, Executive Director and SueEllen Kroll, Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships, RI Council on the Humanities.
October 2013 – ACA Centerpiece of Visitor’s Center October Marketing Meeting
Discover Newport, the official visitor’s center for nine coastal towns, helped celebrate October’s Arts & Humanities month by featuring the Arts & Cultural Alliance. Terry Dickinson, ACA President, talked about the importance of the arts in attracting tourism. Paul Carroll, the City of Newport’s Economic Director, reinforced that idea, not only as an economic driver, but also as cultural capitol.
Art was on display everywhere. The reining Ms. Rhode Island, Jessica Marfeo, entertained the audience with song; ACA Board Members Lois Vaughan and Aaron Cody with their musical stylings; and Peter Turner with his live painting of the site of the event, the historic Vanderbilt Grace Hotel.
Christmas in Newport
Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 43rd year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.
A community collaboration among residents, businesses and the city, where only clear bulbs illuminate the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue.
The lights are meant to simulate candlelight, and are the brainchild of Christmas in Newport founder Ruth Myers, who wished to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygone days. With a volunteer base numbering 1500, the non-profit organization, Christmas in Newport, raises thousands of dollars for charity each year. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must benefit a non-profit institution or charity.
For more information about Christmas in Newport, call our hot line at (401) 849-6454, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a listing of accommodations in the Newport area, please write the Gateway Information Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue or call (800) 326-6030.
ACA’s ART VIEW Cable TV Show
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