RI Arts Learning Network

Sherilyn Brown, Education Program Director:
Phone: 401-222-6994
We envision a Rhode Island where all children and youth have access to rich and challenging arts learning opportunities in their homes, schools, and communities, thus enabling them to become creative and critical thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens, and knowledgeable adults. This mission of the Rhode Island Literacy in the Arts Task Force has focused and driven the work of arts educators across our small community.

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)

Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director:
Phone: 401-222-3883
Rhode Island is a very Pro-Art state. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is an agency of the State of Rhode Island.

Create Rhode Island is a network for established and aspiring artists.


Newport Galleries       DeBlois Gallery        Spring Bull Gallery       *Arnold Art

Donovan Gallery

Hope Gallery

Gallery Night


*Arnold Art       *Michaels

Utrecht       RISD Store

*Riverside Art

* Members receive a 10-25% discount at these establishments. Please ask the store manager whether their discount still applies. Don’t forget to bring your membership card!

 Art Sites, Forums, and Blogs

WetCanvas! – WetCanvas! was founded in 1998 to help artists connect, collaborate, learn, get inspired, and sell their art over the Internet. From its humble grass-roots beginnings, the site has grown into a valuable resource – a veritable gold mine of information, serving painters, photographers, glass artists, sculptors, illustrators, graphic designers, and other artists. Welcome page…

Artist Trading Cards – learn about the history and interest in artist trading cards throughout the world

Blogging Your Art – Getting Your Work On The Internet! By Kelley C. MacDonald