Community & Arts

hammetts bell

Bells have long been a symbol of significance in maritime history. They are used to note the arrival of notable guests, mark the daily routine aboard naval ves sels, and serve as warning signals in the fog. The Hammetts Bell was manufactured in 1872 by Vanduzen & Tift at its Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, and likely hung in a church steeple. Vanduzen was founded in 1837 and produced cannons during the Civil War to support the Union war effort. The company made thousands of bells until it closed in the early 1950’s, and has the distinction of founding the largest bell cast in America.

The bell has its original clapper, but is rung only on special occasions. Our neighbors and guests need their beauty sleep!

ARTS

Art is an essential part of what we’re all about. We’ve carefully curated work from artists with strong Newport ties that grace our rooms and public spaces.

A balance of beauty and grit, these pieces capture and celebrate the true spirit of Newport.

COMMUNITY

Engaging with our Newport community is a priority for us. We do this through active outreach and collaboration with organizations and individuals who make up the rich fabric of this incredible place. If you have an idea, or an event, or a way for us to further our mission, please get in touch!

Randi Milewski is our general manager and can be reached at Randi. Milewski@hammettshotel.com.

 

CURRENT ARTIST

Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport Country

“This is our town. Welcome!”

Budding artists at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport Country depicted the “City by the Sea” from their hometown perspectives. Some chose iconic landmarks like the Cliff Walk, lighthouses, and Narragansett Bay, while others capture the diversity of Newport’s North End, illustrated Newport’s “red tide” of damaging red seaweed, and caricatured middle school classmates. Together, their paintings represent Newport’s grit and glamour.

 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County established its roots in Newport in 1956. Housed in a building dating back to 1873 that twice served as a school and once hosted a visit from President John F. Kennedy, it is a place where countless young residents have learned to swim, received academic support, and gained leadership experience over the last 64 years. Then and now, we remain true to our mission “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

 

 

Welcome to our town.

This show is presented by:

Newport Curates in collaboration with Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Inquiries:  newportcurates@gmail.com 

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

“This is our town. Welcome!”

Budding artists at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport Country depicted the “City by the Sea” from their hometown perspectives. Some chose iconic landmarks like the Cliff Walk, lighthouses, and Narragansett Bay, while others capture the diversity of Newport’s North End, illustrated Newport’s “red tide” of damaging red seaweed, and caricatured middle school classmates. Together, their paintings represent Newport’s grit and glamour.

 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County established its roots in Newport in 1956. Housed in a building dating back to 1873 that twice served as a school and once hosted a visit from President John F. Kennedy, it is a place where countless young residents have learned to swim, received academic support, and gained leadership experience over the last 64 years. Then and now, we remain true to our mission “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

 

 

Welcome to our town.

This show is presented by:

Newport Curates in collaboration with Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Inquiries:  newportcurates@gmail.com 

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

Permanent Collection