Kristen Coates Gallery effortlessly defines the lifestyle we all wish to embody by blending a well curated array of artists, artisans and a bit of vision.

Our Mission

Someone told me that visiting my shop was like traveling without having to board a plane. I really do revel in the aesthetics of so many far-off places in my small corner of the world here in Newport. Perhaps that’s why my design sense is the perfect blend of contemporary meets coastal. How we fulfill our moments of wanderlust guides what I paint, buy, and how I curate.

Take a look, get lost, and find yourself on the other side with a souvenir worth taking home. Together, we’ll support living artists and artisans, elevate your home and probably keep in touch about our art, design and travels for years to come.

Our Founder

Kristen Coates personifies the art/love balance. She’s an art consultant, painter, and curator at her eponymous gallery on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.  Her unique ability to perfectly pair art-to-collector has put her in the room with some of America’s elite art and design enthusiasts, and her eye for style has her noted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Apartment Therapy among others.

Her latest project is on view at Hammett’s Hotel on the harbor in downtown Newport. There, she procured and curated the art collection visible throughout the lobby, common areas, and guest rooms for guests to be immersed in the spirit of the City-by-the-Sea.

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