In 2018, Imago Foundation for the Arts launched "Artists Speak" -- a series of presentations by Rhode Island artists. The series continued into 2019 and is continuing in 2020 with presentations planned by additional artists.
Each January, IFA puts out a call for an Open Community exhibit in which we invite artists from the community to submit up to three works of art for public sale and display for three to four weeks. This exhibit is popular and usually well attended. We'll announce details on next year's submission process in December.
IFA has been a participant and supporter of Bristol-Warren Art Night since its inception. During scheduled Art Nights, we offer exhibits, artist demonstrations and other activities designed to showcase IFA programs and the work of Imago artists.
The IFA Book Club is designed to be a book group for art makers and art lovers. Each month, the group selects books of interest on art themes, often rotating between fiction and non-fiction selections.
Poetry readings and other literary events happen regularly at the gallery as we open our doors to regional writers and the interested public.
Poets Tina Cane, Diana Cole and members of the RI Writers Colony have all given readings at Imago.
During normal times, IFA sponsors regular artist talks and panel discussions in coordination with our exhibits and programs. These events are usually free and open to the public. Please watch for announcements on Facebook and Instagram as well as our website as operations get back to normal.
IFA established the John Udvardy Mount Hope High School Scholarship Program in 2018 for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a college education in the arts. Since its inception, more than $3,000 have been distributed.
Each year, IFA participates with other Warren art organizations and merchants in the Warren Walkabout on the third Sunday in October. This is a popular event that draws many visitors from both Warren and outside the community.