Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Established in May of 2018, the gallery is located at 491 Thames Street in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.
Coastal Contemporary features a range of artwork from traditional to contemporary, with emphasis on contemporary. We represent a variety of interests, media and subject matter by highly skilled regional and national artists, hosting monthly receptions, special events and unique collaborations. Coastal Contemporary is a member and participant of Newport Gallery Night, Discover Newport, Newport Chamber of Commerce and is partnered with Artsy and ArtMoney.
Owner and director, Shari Weschler is also a collector and a professional artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She understands the complexities and importance of managing a public business while continuing to create her own artwork. Ms. Weschler strives to develop a positive environment and artistic 'family' built upon trust, mutual respect, and a high caliber of diverse talent for a uniquely distinct gallery experience in Newport.
ROOTS & WINGS
Our journey began in 2013 with Coastal Living Gallery located in the historic harbor town of Wickford, Rhode Island. CLG is one of Coastal Properties Group's offices, functioning primarily as a gallery. This unique arrangement allowed for the real estate brokerage to connect with many people in way that a conventional office setting may not have.
After five years of solid exhibitions featuring many talented artists with great events to boast about, Coastal Properties Group and partner, Ms. Weschler, decided it was time to broaden the footprint to Newport and expand the conversation into the realm of contemporary art with partial sponsorship of a new gallery space.
Coastal Living Gallery is now located in Little Compton, Rhode Island and features local artists and special events on a monthly basis.