Back in 2007, a group of Jamestown residents passionate about the arts collectively envisioned a dynamic arts center in the heart of historic Jamestown. They worked tirelessly to bring their vision to life and finally, in December of 2009, they purchased a former 5,000 square foot boat repair shop and transformed it into a thriving arts center. 

 

Since then, the JAC has brought endless art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film nights, OutLoud events and concerts to Jamestown, alongside art and design educational programs for people of all ages.

 

Their latest exhibit, "Outdoor Arts Experience," launched in June with historical sites, state and town parks, community properties and local parks becoming the home to carefully curated pieces. The goal: Provide publicly accessible and extraordinary arts to the community while utilizing natural resources and the environment with the hopes of conveying that art is for everyone. 

 

Below are 10 spaces to catch the JAC's outdoor art installations: 

 

 

EAST FERRY GARDENS

Address: Intersection of Narragansett and Conanicus Avenue
Artwork: Marbelle
Artist: Sandy Sorlien

 

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JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY

Address: 26 North Road: lawn area along Swinburne Street, before library entrance
Artwork: La Yarn Bomb-baa
Artist: Needles Galore

 

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FORT WETHERILL

Address: 3 Fort Wetherill Road
Artwork: Fisherman
Artist: Madeleine Lord

 

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TOWN HALL

Address: 93 Narragansett Avenue
Artwork: @
Artist: Nicholas Benson

 

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EAST FERRY GARDENS

Address: Intersection of Narragansett and Conanicus Avenue
Artwork: Empty
Artist: Jeff Soderbergh

 

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BANKNEWPORT

Address: 31 Conanicus Avenue
Artwork: Water
Artist: Martin Keen

 

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SHOREBY HILL

Address: 75 - 121 Conanicus Avenue
Artwork: Isolation
Artist: James Payne

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Address: 250 Conanicus Avenue
Artwork: Super Nova
Artist: Drew Klotz

 

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JAMESTOWN MUSEUM

Address: 92 Narragansett Avenue
Artwork: Presence (Jamestown)
Artist: Cynthia Farnell

 

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GODENA FARM

Address: 920 North Main Road
Artwork: Poetry of the Wild
Artist: Ana Flores

 

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BONUS POP-UP ART:

 

JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER

Address: 18 Valley Street
Artist: Molly Dickinson, Colette Ayeel

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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