Make art. See art. Buy art. "Still wet" artworks, many created on Saturday, by hundreds of artists in multiple mediums will be sold by day's end on Sunday in silent and live auctions. See Wet Paint details here and below. Saturday, August 18 Artist registration/pick up box lunch (optional) 8 - 10 am Raku firing demonstration during the day Art drop-off deadline 3 pm Wet Paint Preview/Silent bidding 6 - 8 pm Appetizers, cash bar. Free for participating artists and a guest. $10 for Museum members, $15 for non-members. Sunday, August 19 Champagne Brunch 10:30 am - noon: Tickets $100 Silent auction 12 - 3 pm FREE Live music, cash bar, entertainment 3 - 4 pm Live auction 4 - 5 pm FREE Led by Marie Keep, Vice President and Director of the Fine Wines department at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, and Managing Director of Skinner Galleries. Museum open 10 am - 5 pm on August 18; Noon - 5 pm on August 19 Free general admission all weekend Newport Waterfront Events announces the debut of the Newport Blues & BBQ Festival: Saturday, August 18th, 2012! Blues, BBQ, and Beer? We’re packing a powerful punch this summer - national, regional and local blues artists will rock the Newport waterfront for a full day of soulful riffs, down and dirty ballads, cold brews, and a mouth-watering pig roast. Come see masters of the Blues including Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, and Joanne Shaw Taylor and enjoy a full day of summertime boogie-woogie in the heart of downtown Newport, and enjoy a full day of summertime boogie-woogie in the heart of downtown Newport. And don’t miss Heidi Nirk & The Juke Jammas featuring Cory Bellucci, getting us all in the mood for blues early with a free kick-off performance right before the gates open! It’s a summertime celebration of southern comfort with a finger-lickin’ feast pared down with easy ocean breezes, all on Newport’s historic waterfront! Tickets are on sale now! Tickets: $45 Advance / $55 Gate This is a rain or shine event General admission, 10 hours of live blues, re-entry is allowed. Children under 12 free with an adult. The Newport Blues & BBQ Festival is slated to go on RAIN OR SHINE this Saturday! In response to the possibility of light rain, all acts will perform on the Main Stage under our concert tent vs. the Courtyard stage. We’ll also be shuffling our venue to make sure there’s adequate coverage for everyone to access bars and vendors while keeping dry. So don’t let the potential rain on the horizon change your plans for this weekend, as the inaugural Newport Blues & BBQ Festival will carry on as planned. Gates open at noon!