Museum open house celebrates armory's 100th


In spirit of the building’s 100th year anniversary, the Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) will hold an open house May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with workshops and entertaining performances. From 11 to 1, there will be a Make & Take Art Workshop that will focus on cartoon and graffiti drawing, and from 1 to 3, visitors can partake in another Make & Take Art Workshop centering around watercolors and rubber stamps. Further, at 3 to 3:50, guests can enjoy a BYO Improv Comedy performance, with snacks and beverages served from noon to 3. At 2, elementary school art exhibit awards will be announced, while the cake cutting ceremony will commence at 2:30. Throughout the day, the “Tell Me A Story” Book Illustrators Art Exhibit will occur in the main gallery, while the student art exhibit will be in the newly renovated, lower level art classroom. Face painting for children will also be available. The day's events are free, however, donations to the WMOA will be gratefully accepted. More info can be found at, on the museum's Facebook page under “Events” or by calling WMOA at 401-737-0010. Volunteers are needed and should email WMOA and indicate what time they're available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and how they can help.

Built in 1912 as the Kentish Armory, the building was given to the city in 1974. It is located at 3259 Post Road in Apponaug.


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