Block Island’s natural beauty, its rolling hills, vivid skyline, cliff-top vistas, and fog-cloaked hollows have inspired poets, painters, potters, musicians, and photographers since the island was inhabited.
Its quiet grandeur has hosted an environment in which artists can create in a place that, in the off-seasons, is removed from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. In summer, our small island is filled with visitors seeking to enjoy and purchase their work.
From the Highview Hotel’s frescoed scenes of simple island life created by H.D. Wetherbee in 1948 in exchange for whiskey and rent, to Malcolm Greenaway’s landscape photography, Block Island art has become world-renowned.
Local artists and craftsmen show at our charming galleries, at the half-dozen Arts and Crafts Guild shows hosted on the Historical Society lawn each season, and at the Farmers Markets every Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Island resident and former Rhode Island State Poet Lisa Starr organizes poetry workshops that attract writers from around the world.
So, come to our island to enjoy its natural beauty and the art this beauty has inspired.
Galleries and Artists
JESSIE EDWARDS STUDIO www.jessieedwardsgallery.com 401-466-5314
PHOTO DOG ART GALLERY www.lesleyanneulrich.com 401-466-5858
SHARON LEHMAN www.sharonlehmanart.com 401-466-5961
LEAH ROBINSON www.leahswatercolors.com