8 Best Places to Shop in Newport County and East Bay, Rhode Island

Thames Glass

Fodor's choice

Through a window in the gallery at Thames Glass, you can watch Matthew Buechner and his team making blown-glass gifts. Sign up for a lesson to make an ornament, paperweight, or vase out of molten glass.

Aardvark Antiques

This 30,000-square-foot shop specializes in distinctive architectural salvage such as mantels, doors, stained glass, fountains, and garden statuary including items plucked from places like the Belcourt mansion.

Alloy Gallery

At this shop, Tamar Kern displays her signature stackable cone rings, plus unique designs by a dozen other contemporary artists.

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Arnold Art Store & Gallery

This gallery, which traces its origins to 1870, exhibits original paintings and prints of landscapes and seascapes by Rhode Island artists, and sells a full range of art supplies and gifts for the creatively inclined. The nautical collection includes oil paintings of America's Cup winning yachts.

DeBlois Gallery

Paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and works in other media by southern New England artists are this gallery's specialty.

134 Aquidneck Ave., Newport, RI, 02842, USA
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Drawing Room Antiques

Inside this shop, you'll find an extraordinary collection of art nouveau Zsolnay pottery from Hungary, as well as museum-quality lighting fixtures, antique glass, fine porcelain, and vintage Newport postcards from the 1890s through World War II.

Mariner Gallery

Serious collector or casual art lover, you'll be mesmerized by the luminous maritime paintings exhibited within the 1772 Stephen DuBois House. Works by contemporary masters are strongly represented. Don't leave without making a voyage downstairs to the Constellation Room, a gallery space paneled in solid oak and modeled after the USS Constellation.

Spring Bull Gallery

This Rhode Island artists' cooperative, a working studio gallery, changes its shows frequently. One wall is dedicated to its members, who are primarily painters. The gallery's name is a nod to its original location at the corner of Spring and Bull streets. The juried Fakes and Forgeries exhibit, now in its fourth decade, awards prizes for the best copies and reinterpretations of popular paintings.