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June 29th

Welcome to the 2023 Season!

Join us on Thursday, June 29th
and enjoy the vibrant art scenes in Bristol and Warren.

Visit open studios and galleries to see talks with artists, art demonstrations, and more!
Explore the variety of art spaces in both towns.


Featured locations


Beehive Handmade– 332 Water Street
Rooted in the tradition of the American Studio Craft movement, Beehive makes thoughtfully designed, handcrafted metalwork inspired by the past but at home in the present.
Open studio tours and casting demos starting at 5:30.

59 Church Street
“Shared History”
Partners from Historic Warren will project images on the walls of Maxwell House from their recent, successful social media campaign. See the objects that had the most views and comments from the collections of five historic groups. Step inside to share your comments and stories on our highlight reel.Maxwell House is on the corner of Water Street and Church Street.
Sponsored by Historic Warren, which was established in 2018 and is a partnership among Charles Whipple Greene Museum, Historic Warren Armory, Historic Warren Masonic Lodge, Massasoit Historical Association, Warren Fire Department Museum, Warren Preservation Society

Basäder – 64 Church Street
Basäder is a small studio focused on creating timeless designs and durable work.
We specialize in leather bags and accessories; driven by a mission to create “lifetime” bags, everything we do reflects this simple philosophy.

Collaborators also on view!

Washington Lodge Masonic Temple – 39 Baker Street
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an integral part of the Warren Waterfront Historic District. Warren’s craftsmen, constructed the Federal-style building with oak timbers from ships sunk in Newport Harbor in the 1770’s.

The fresco murals located on the second-floor were selected from the works of “Book of the Dead” and “Papyrus of Ani”. Max Muller, a member of the Lodge and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design at that time, was the artist who hand painted the murals in 1915.

Elizabeth O’Connell Art – 31 Baker Street, 2E
Watercolor and textile artist and instructor Elizabeth O’Connell Art opens her studio from 5-7pm for guests to browse art, chat, and enjoy snacks and a beverage.
Children are welcome!

The Lady Next Door – 196 Water Street
The Lady Next Door shop on Water Street has been carrying eclectic vintage, antiques and collectibles for over 40 years.

Stop by for a curated selection of vintage clothing, hats, jewelry, housewares, decorative items and so much more.

178 Water Street
William Hochstrasser-Walsh
, a painter, will be exploring his latest interest in abstract expression, in the garden from 5:30 – 7:30.
Renee Brooks, resident, ceramicist and “assistant” gardner to Louise Ornstien, owner and chief creator of this sweet “Secret Garden,” will be displaying some of her sculptures.

146 Water Street
‘Art in the Garden’ will feature Ed McAloon‘s sculpture and furnishings created from recycled materials.
Poetry reading at 6:15 by Pat Armstrong.

DISH – 155 Water Street
At this month’s event, DISH will feature the jewelry of Rebecca Brenner, a Providence based artist/designer DISH has carried for years.
DISH will also feature the summer
collection of Cut Loose Clothing – Sewn + Dyed in San Francisco, Comfortable Everywhere.

Sandman Art Therapy – 91 Main Street, Studio 130
Sandman Art Therapy is a place for art therapy, counseling, and creative connections located on the waterfront at the Tourister Mill in Warren, RI.
Founded by Carrie Sandman, a registered art
therapist and licensed mental health counselor in 2021. You are invited to explore an art therapy office/studio to see examples of what healing through art can look like and read what art means to these artists in their own words. The art on display will be client artwork of all ages along with some of Carrie Sandman’s personal therapeutic art processes.
Park at 99 Water St. and with the Guild on your left, we are on the water behind the Tourister Mill; follow the signs.

MUSE – 65 Water Street
MUSE showcases a highly curated collection of handcrafted and vintage jewelry including engagement rings, wedding and anniversary bands in recycled 14k & 18k gold & platinum.

MUSE designs in house and works closely with local artists to offer various styles of custom jewelry.
Everything MUSE carries is handcrafted in America by jewelers who use recycled metals and conflict free stones.

The Greenery – 63 Water Street
We are a full florist providing flowers for every occasion. We are known for our thoughtful and creative custom floral designs with a focus on Seasonality and Sustainability. Our carefully curated gift shop is packed with responsibly sourced and unique gifts. We also carry a wide array of house plants and pots to add a bit of green to your scene!

Gallery 57 by the Bay – 57 Water Street
The new Gallery 57 by the Bay opens its doors for the first time this June, and will feature select artists from Rhode Island and beyond.
The exhibit will consist of large oil paintings based on direct observation of trees by Peter Devine. Peter has exhibited on both American coasts and is included in American, European, and Canadian collections.

Beach Barn – 17 Water Street
Nautically themed gift shop loaded with one of a kind art & crafts uniquely fashioned out of beachcombing finds. Each piece handmade by Teppy, owner/local artisan.

Tatters Handmade Clothing – 324 Main Street
Tatters a store filled with one of a kind handmade clothing jewelry and art!
Art Night Special: Betty Harrington’s artwork 50% off the marked prices for the night!

After Party with drinks, snacks and Sharks Come Cruisin’ from 7:00 – 9:00 pm


RE/MAX River’s Edge – 423 Hope Street
Jossy Lownes
For Jossy Lownes, color comes first: a dab here, a swash or stroke there, she draws from a catalog of visual memories. Working in oil or acrylics, her enthusiasm for life conveys energy onto the canvas, as she is searching to share the vast wonders of nature and reveal the aspirations we all secretly hold within. Over her 40 year career, Jossy has trained with many of the art world’s most notable talents, and showcases her artwork in the permanent collections of several noteworthy institutions.

Graham Gallery – 412A Thames Street
Kathleen M. Tirrell
, Paintings “Whimsical Reflections”
Kathy’s paintings are known for their use of vibrant colors and thick, luxurious brushstrokes. Her subjects often have anthropomorphic qualities, giving them a playful, imaginative quality that invites viewers to engage with them on multiple levels.

Music Performances

The J’Uke Box Ukulele Group
64 Water Street, Warren
5:30 – 8:30

The J’Uke Box is a group of 6 musicians, each of whom sing and play ukulele. Playing together for several years, they have created a “summer repertoire” which includes well known songs such as George Gershwin’s “Summertime,” The Lovin Spoonful’s “Summer in the City,” Seals & Crofts “Summer Breeze,” and Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime” (to name just a few!)
The members include two visual artists, a gardener/writer, an accountant and Human Resources Professional (Martha Antaya, Marilyn Matheson, Ann Raver, Janice Thurston, Kathy Weber) and Otis Read who is a music teacher and the group leader.

Sharks Come Cruisin’
7-9pm Tatters, 324 Main Street Warren
Join us for the Art Night After Party!
Sharks Come Cruisin’ plays an energetic mix of sea shanties and maritime music, keeping the themes of audience participation and celebration at the center of their music and live performances.

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