The artist and Block Island have been in love forever. Home to many painters, photographers, craftsmen, jewelers and musicians, you'll find unique items all around the island. Upscale Galleries make up many of the island's unique shops. Locals show at the Spring Street gallery located behind the Harbor Baptist Church on Spring Street. Other galleries can be found on the second floor of the post office building. The popular Malcolm Greenway's gallery is located at the Empire Theatre on Water Street. You may also find many creative products at The Farmer's Market on Wednesday's & Saturdays.
Block Island's many boutique stores feature products from island craftspeople. Check out Mar Mar's jewels on Dodge Street, Distant Shores under the National Hotel or one of the frequent craft fairs during the summer. The island jewelers Jennifer's on Water Street or Goldigger's on Chapel street feature new island charms every season. And don't miss Rhode Island's Alex and Ani at the Peppered Cat on Water Street. The Alex and Ani BI bracelet is a perfect gift souvenir. There are no shortage of art enthusiasts, creators and musicians on the island. Let's face it, this place inspires creativity. Those who gravitate to living here like the quiet winters when creating is at its most productive.
Block Island is a small island off the coast of Rhode Island. This tiny island in the Atlantic Northeast has a gigantic impact. It's as if time stand still. Visitors are treated to a throwback to the rich Victorian age with an updated twist. You won't find anything "commercial" here. No mall, no chain stores or franchises, just your regular mom and pop operations and the sweet smell of salt air. It's a welcomed refuge for the weary mainlander who is constantly bombarded by commercialism. Visit our shores and fall in love with our land.