Jamestown Arts Center
EducationArt GalleryIndustry: Civic & NonprofitNon-ProfitPerforming Arts
The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, talks, and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ poll and received the Looking Upwards Community Partner award in 2018. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, DesignxRI, RISCA, FabNewport, The Jamestown Schools, The Jamestown Historical Society, the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the Providence Art & Design Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, 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.
The Mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.