“More of an Art Museum than a Car Museum,” The Audrain celebrates the Machine Age, when art and automobiles came together. With access to more than 200 of the most remarkable and rare vehicles ever made, the Museum takes pride in its ability to display automobiles from 1899 to modern day. Vehicles are chosen specifically and showcased based on ever-changing exhibition themes. By displaying 15-20 cars at a time, the Museum gives patrons and enthusiasts of all ages a completely unique experience with each visit. “Preserving Newport’s History One Car At A Time.”
For five decades, the Newport Restoration Foundation has preserved over eighty 18th- and 19th-century buildings on Aquidneck Island, representing one of the largest portfolios of historic architecture owned by a single organization in the United States.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island’s largest cultural organization, protects, preserves and presents the best of Newport County’s architectural heritage. Its 11 historic properties and landscapes – seven of which are National Historic Landmarks – trace America’s architectural and social development from the Colonial era through the Gilded Age.
Established in 1949 at the bequest of Mabel Norman Cerio, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, under the charge of her will, was to maintain the land “for the propagation, preservation, and protection of birds, and where birds and bird life may be observed, studied, taught, and enjoyed by lovers of nature and by the public generally so interested in a spirit of humanity and mercy.”
Brian is sought after as a music photographer for his easy going approach to working with artists at festivals and concerts around the country . Brian is one of the principal photographers for the historic Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals. Hired to document the candid behind the scenes moments between artists as well as create imagery of the live performances that make Newport unique to the artists and fans alike.
Award winning nautical photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Onne van der Wal, will take you on a visual journey that most can only dream about accessing: prepare to get wet and salty, at least viscerally. For over 25 years van der Wal has surrounded himself with water and the nautical world and his imagery speaks volumes to his expertise and vast experience in this challenging environment.
Professionally trained in Europe, Stefy raveled the world as a photojournalistic photographer capturing life’s most beautiful and exciting moments. Her work is published in Germany, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, France, and the U.S. Stefy is a German-born, Rhode Island and New York-based photographer who I loves to tell stories with her photographs.
Newport photographer Alexander “Sandy” Nesbitt shoots adventure and location work for editorial, commercial, and fine art projects. Sandy is from Newport, RI where his gallery, studio, and stock image library are located.
P. Andre Arguimbau and his father, Peter, founded the Mariner Gallery in 2015 after purchasing the Stephen DuBois House, built in 1772. Andre led a restoration of the former captain’s home to colonial design before building a lower deck of solid oak modeled after the USS Constellation, the second warship built for the U.S. Navy. The Constellation Room can be reserved for events and will serve as home to the Mariner’s League of the Arts.
The breadth of the Sheldon Fine Art collection spans from traditional maritime, seascapes and landscapes, to the most modern in abstract and emerging contemporary art. Their team investigates new artists monthly, giving them the advantage of discovering seasoned and emerging talent whose visionary creations inspire their clients and their personal environments.
Jessica Hagen is the owner and director of Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, located in beautiful Newport, RI. Ms. Hagen founded the gallery in 2005 and curates the gallery’s collection of painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design features works of art created by living artists from throughout the northeast and beyond. Styles range from realism to abstractionism, with a focus on quality, originality and beauty.
Spring Bull Gallery & Studio, an artist cooperative founded in the historic seaside community of Newport Rhode Island in 1990, offers original fine art in many styles and mediums that reflect the diverse visions of its members.