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Theatre, Dance, Music and more!

The JAC is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts dynamic events throughout the year.

Current & Upcoming Events

JAC TALKS: Tony Estrella – Thoughts from the Bubble, Art in (perpetually) Troubled Times



Tony Estrella
Thoughts from the Bubble, Art in (perpetually) Troubled Times

Sunday, March 5th, 4:00pm

staff_estrella_tony_largerArtistic Director of the Gamm Theatre, Actor, Directo and Teacher

$10 General Admission  |  $8 JAC Members  |  $5 Students


JAC Talks :: Tony Estrella






Bridging Patterns Closing Reception & Panel Discussion



Saturday, March 11th
This is a FREE Event

Seamus Hames (Arts Education Coordinator, Jamestown Arts Center and former Art Director, Top Drawer)
will lead a discussion concerning “Outsider” Art and arts-based programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Panelists include Toni Carroll (Managing Director, Flying Shuttles Studio), Nate Carroll (Art Director, RHD-RI),
Casey Weibust (Art Director, Out Of The Box Studio), and others.

JAC Renovation

03/17/2017 – 04/21/2017

JAC Renovation
March 17 – April 21, 2017

The main gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center
will be CLOSED for renovations & equipment upgrades
March 17 – April 21, 2017
The JAC office will be open and all educational
programming will run during the renovations

In 2016 we received two incredible grants that will allow us to complete
several major renovations to our space and upgrade our film
equipment. This will enhance our ability to serve our community and meet our
mission to Engage, Enrich and Inspire our community through
extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

In the first round of a highly competitive state-wide selection
process, the JAC was awarded a State Cultural Facilities Grant  through the
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).  Funding from this grant
has been matched by generous donors to allow us to complete all the projects
on our list. You may have already noticed that the exterior of the
Arts Center is a beautiful new color!

New exterior paint color

While the Gallery is closed we will complete the following projects:
• Build an insulated storage addition
• Install air conditioning in the Gallery/ Performing Arts Space
•  Install a new high-efficiency heating system
•  Replace the large garage doors in the Gallery/ Performing Arts Space

Foundation for the new insulated storage addition

A huge Thank you to our partner Estes/Twombly Architects
& Peter Twombly for their continued dedication to the JAC.

Thank you also to the generous local businesses who
are helping to make all of this possible:

Overhead Door Garage Headquarters
Steve Ray Construction
Central Painting LLC

In addition to this incredible facilities grant, we are also
thrilled to announce funding from the Champlin Foundations
in the amount of $18,500 and a $2,000 grant from a local donor that will
allow us to purchase and install new sound and projection equipment for our
popular film screenings, talks, and multi-media events.

We have already purchased and installed a beautiful new 24′ x 24′ screen
(L-R: Karen Conway, Exhibitions Director; Tessa Freas Rodgers, Marketing Manager;
Lisa Utman Randall, Executive Director; & Seamus Hames, Arts Education Coordinator)

All of these important upgrades will make the JAC more energy efficient,
aesthetically pleasing, and state of the art. We are excited to
expand our programming and grow our audiences!

We are grateful to our many individual donors
and to the thousands of people who attend classes & camps,
enjoy film screenings, exhibition openings, concerts,
dance performances, talks and more.


7th Annual Summer Soirée


7th Annual Summer Soirée
Friday, June 30, 2017

Artist Credit: Robin Crocker  |  Photo Credit: Melissa Quintal

Champagne Preview & Curator’s Talk at 6pm
With an exclusive Viewing of
WORD: Text in Contemporary Art


Facility Rental

The JAC is a unique venue for a variety of events including birthday parties, meetings, wedding receptions, film screenings, book launches and retreats. Call us to find out more about our facility and to book your event!

Children’s Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)

  • $150 for 10 children and under
  • $200 11- 15 children
  • Over 15 children, $15/additional child


Parents provide all beverages and food, as well as napkins, cups, tablecloths, and decorations.

*If the project becomes more elaborate at the request of the parent, there will be an additional fee for materials and design where needed.

Children’s Ceramics Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)

Handbuilding for 12 children: $320

Wheel throwing for 8 children: $280

Each child creates a work of art in clay!


Individuals & Non-Profits

2 – 3 hour party or event – $750 (includes setup and staff)

Business & Corporate Retreats

Please call for rates.


Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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