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RHODE ISLAND

DESTINATION RHODE ISLAND

Providence Picture Frame & Dryden Gallery, Providence, RI.

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es, it is a cliché that good things come in small packages. In the case of Art New England’s September/October Destination, this “small package” is a little sliver of a state that lies tucked in the crook of Massachusetts’s chin. Yet don’t let its size fool you—Rhode Island packs a powerful punch. If you plan to explore New England this fall, add Rhode Island to your “must visit” list. Its seemingly unlimited array of arts and cultural activities; museums; renowned restaurants; gorgeous sandy beaches; and hiking, biking

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and walking trails will impress and, ultimately, remind you why New England is such a unique destination. Art New England also encourages you to consider beginning or expanding your art collection this season. All throughout the Ocean State, travelers will discover a strong and vibrant array of artists and galleries, several of which are highlighted in the following pages. From Providence to Wickford to Charlestown to Newport, you’ll find great inspiration: maritime art, new talent and old masters await. And

remember, there is no sales tax on art in Rhode Island, thanks in part to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Since its establishment in 1967 as a liaison for the state arts community, RISCA has helped develop the state as an artistic hub. The Council administers competitive grants to Rhode Island artists, non-profit organizations and schools to help them produce their work and educate the public. They also oversee the state’s public art collection, including the iconic Intermodal Station in Warwick that transformed a parking garage

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