Warren Arts District

Opening an art studio or gallery?

The Town of Warren has a certified Arts District that allows artists living in Warren, creating in Warren, or selling products created in Warren to be exempt from income tax on the art they have sold. In addition, if you are a merchant that sells products created by a local artist or artisan you do not have to charge your customers sales tax or pay state sales taxes on those products sold. All artists must apply for eligibility through the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, which will submit an application to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation for approval.

Where is the Arts District?

In Warren, the Arts District encompasses all of the areas of the Town zoned:

  • Waterfront District
  • Special District
  • Village Business District
  • Manufacturing District
  • Business District
  • Warren Historic District