The Block Island Times

Workshops to learn about tax exemptions for artists

Nov 15, 2013

Starting Dec. 1, 2013, all original and limited edition works of art sold in the State of Rhode Island will be exempt from state sales tax. The Rhode Island General Assembly, in cooperation with Gov. Lincoln Chafee, passed this first-in-the-nation legislation designed to establish Rhode Island as “The State of the Arts.”

A series of workshops will be presented around the state by Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, to provide information to artists and galleries on how to take advantage of this new tax exemption, increase economic activity and help make Rhode Island a destination for an arts-buying public.

Sign up at for one of these free workshops at:


Wickford Art Association, Wickford

Tuesday, Nov. 19

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Newport Visitors Center, Newport

Wednesday, Nov. 20

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Imago Art Gallery, Warren

Thursday, Nov. 21

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Cross Mills Public Library, Charlestown

Friday, Nov. 22

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery, Providence

Tuesday, Nov. 26

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Pawtucket

Sunday, Dec. 1

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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