The Main Gallery showcases a rotating schedule of diverse art exhibits, artist talks & demos, film screenings, and opening receptions. Emerging and established artists find a unique and inviting space in which to share their creative vision with the community.

Youth Classes

Small-group instruction allows students of all ages and abilities to stretch their imaginations, experiment with new techniques, and learn new skills in an encouraging environment.

All Ages Comedy

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now bringing shows online and free for families where you will be able to watch and even play online – without ever leaving the house.

Adult Classes

Many of our instructors are well-known, established artists who come with years of artistic experience. Our classes & workshops provide opportunities for adults of all ages to master mediums, establish rapport with an instructor and meet other creative people.


WCFA connects all ages and abilities through numerous forms of educational programs and cultural experiences. We are always looking for local community members to be a part of our mission.

Upcoming Exhibits

Ann Marie Gillette

35th Annual RI Open

35th Annual RI Open

Date October 15, 2021 - November 20, 2021

The WCFA seeks hosts an annual juried exhibition featuring artwork created by artists who live or work in Rhode Island. All media will be considered including, painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, digitals arts and textile arts.

West Bay Open Studios

West Bay Open Studios

Date October 23, 2021Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

2021 Tour Dates are Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The WCFA will be a stop on the WBOS tour this year. 

Youth & Adult Classes

Live Events

Youth Art Camps

Children can stretch their imaginations at week-long art camps during the summer and April school break. Camp sessions run from 9:00am-2:00pm. Led by experienced, trusted instructors, children explore their creativity in a safe and encouraging environment. Sign up for our mailing list so you can get registration info right to your inbox.

Rental Spaces

Our main gallery is a unique venue for private events. Exhibits of original artwork change every 4-8 weeks, brick walls add warmth and intimacy, and tall arched windows provide abundant light. This boutique-style space includes a modern kitchen for caterers, two unisex bathrooms, plenty of free parking behind our historic building — and a convenient location in central RI location!