2016 Sunflower Art Contest


Calling all artists! Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Sunflower Art Competition. As in the past, both adults and children are encourages to submit their sunflower themed art. Please click the links below for entry forms and contest details.

Children’s Art Competition Entry Form 
Ages 4-16

Adult Art Competition Entry Form
Ages 17 and up









“Flowers for Scholars” Sunflower Sale!

Nothing brings happiness and good feelings quite like the face of a sunflower. Bring some sunshine into your life or gift it to someone special while seeding a good deed in Kiki’s Garden by supporting The Krista Weller Burns Foundation’s efforts to raise funds for scholarships for RI youth. Fundraiser on going daily through Labor Day. Open noon to 5 everyday or by appointment. Potted or cut sunflowers are available for purchase and all proceeds raised from the sunflower sale will go towards our community initiatives and our “Aspire Higher Scholarships”.

Address: 135 Ten Rod Road Exeter, RI 02822
Location: Exeter, RI
Hours: 12 – 5pm
Cost: varies from $5 -$20
Contact: Evelyn or Jeff Weller 401-255-5524


Craft Bash Update: The amazing world of felt!

Start summer vacation off right and bring your children out for Free craft sessions. Check out the world of felting using raw materials at the Artists’ Exchange on Saturday, June 25th from 11am-2pm.

2016 Kikis Garden 8.5x11 Poster


Make a gift for Mom. Come out to Craft Bash this Saturday, April 30th!

Bring your children to Craft Bash on Saturday, April 30th from 11AM-2PM. The Artists’ Exchange will be creating Mothers Day Crafts. Bring in a photo of yourself and turn it into art for Mom! Not only are these craft sessions fun for kid’s but they are also FREE. (sponsored by Kiki’s Garden)

Craft Bash: March 26th Painted Flower Pots

Bring your children to Craft Bash on Saturday, March 26th from 11AM-2PM. The Artists’ Exchange will be creating painted flower pots. Not only are these craft sessions fun for kid’s but they are also FREE. (sponsored by Kiki’s Garden)

Meet the Aspire Higher Scholars

Since our inception, we have awarded 27 scholarships to graduating high school students  throughout the state of Rhode Island. We are looking forward to our 2017 applicants!

Click here for application requirements and how to apply.

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Craft Bash


2016 Craft Bash Schedule

Families welcome to join us monthly for FREE crafts at Artists’ Exchange on the last Saturday of each month!  

Location: 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI | Phone: 401.490.9475 |Time: 11AM-2PM

February 27th – Card Board Imaginarium

March 26th – Painted Planters. Plant seeds for spring with an artsified twist

April 30th – Mothers Day Crafts
Bring in a photo of yourself and turn it into art for Mom!

May 21st– Circles, Circles, Circles
Exploring Mixed medias to create a
beautiful original design
*Special CRAFT BASH to be held in conjunction with AE
Community YART Sale!

June 25th – Never Felt Better
Experience the amazing world of Felting, use raw natural fibers to create wearable art.

July 30th – Cool for Summer
Make unique tie dyed bandanas

August 27th – Back to School Craft
Fun storage bags and boxes for your pencils and art supplies

September 24th – Pumpkin Painting
Jump back into fall with hand painted jack-o-lanterns

October 29th – Painted Goodie Bags
Trick-or-Treat in style with hand painted bags

November 19th – Holiday Crafts
Create the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season

December 31st – Collage Creation
Combine millions of materials to create a fantastic 2-D work of art

January 28th – Art for Your Valentine
Don’t forget about your valentine! Make them something special

February 25th – Weaving
Create a beautiful tapestry using strings, t-shirts, fabric scraps and more

March 25th – 2D to 3D
Take a flat drawing or painting and transform it into an epic sculpture

Artists' Exchange

Aspire Higher Scholarship Awarded to Jake Edward Clarke. 

Congratulations to this year’s Narragansett HS Aspire Higher Art Scholar,Jake Edward Clarke. We were lucky to get the chance to hear him sing a wonderful A cappella rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the award ceremonies last evening… just perfect!

He will be attending URI in the Fall with a double major in Theater and Computer Science.

Amber Leigh Maldonado & Natalie Toland Receive Aspire Higher Scholarships

Best wishes to North Kingstown High School Student Natalie Christine Toland and EWG student Amber Leigh Maldonado, they are recipients of the 2015 Kiki’s Garden Aspire Higher Scholarship. Natalie will be attending Columbia College in Chicago as a Comedy Writer & Performance major. Amber is a talented guitarist and will be attending The University of RI as a Music major.

If you would like to read more about the Aspire Higher Scholarship click here.

5th Anniversary BASH! Rockin’ for A Cause & The Sunflower Soiree

We are happy to announce two amazing fundraiser events lined up for 2015 to celebrate our 5th Anniversary; Rockin’ for A Cause and the Sunflower Soiree. Join us in continuing to help kids in our local community play, learn, create, grow, and bloom!

2015 Event Poster







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