The Mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.
The Jamestown Arts Center's vision is to be a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish.
Who We Serve
While we are committed to creating extraordinary visual and educational experiences for Jamestown, Rhode Island and our surrounding communities, our center is open to all and enriched by participation near and far. Audience members, gallery visitors, and students come from throughout the region to experience the arts in our facility.
The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, JAC talks and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC began operation in 2010 and will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2020. The JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ polls and the Looking Upwards Community Partner Award in 2018. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, 10 Thousand Small Businesses, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, The Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish.