Gallery Night Providence

Art Bus Tours are FREE and leave every 20 minutes, 5:30–7:00 PM on every Gallery Night. No pre-registration is required. Tours meet inside the Regency (One Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence).


5:30 Contemporary Art Tour (Installations, Performance and More)

This tour, led by Celebrity Guide Beth Braganca Bell (a local illustrator and designer) begins at David Winton Bell Gallery, featuring Kim Faler’s show You Don’t Know My Horizon with a site-specific installation and While Still Before Us All, a show of sculptures by Kai Franz. Then the Art Bus heads to the RISD Museum for a special dance-based performance, Walk the (pink) Elephant by Denizen Arts. The third stop is ArtProv’s Heart of a Tree show with paintings, sculptures, fiber art and wood pieces that celebrate the essence of trees, including works by Paula Martesian. Last, we will visit Atrium Gallery for a group show by members of the Warwick Center for the Arts.

  • David Winton Bell Gallery
  • RISD Museum (Chase Gallery)
  • ArtProv Gallery
  • Atrium Gallery 
5:50 Spotlight on Painting Tour

Painter Dennis Delomba is the Celebrity Guide for this tour visiting four exciting painting shows around Providence. See the work of young painter Zachary Prosser at Anthony Tomaselli, a selection of painting and monoprints at the Providence Art Club’s Moods + Attitudes show, and a solo show highlighting the “painterly realism” of Rick Shiers, RISD grad, at BankRI Gallery. The last stop on the tour will be at Bannister Gallery for the solo show Trunks and Tales featuring Stuart Diamond’s ambitiously scaled painted wood constructions.

  • Anthony Tomaselli
  • Galleries of the Providence Art Club
  • BankRI Gallery
  • Bannister Gallery
6:10 Collector’s Tour

This Collector’s Tour is led by Celebrity Guide Christine Francis, an illustrator, art collector and owner of the Downtown vintage shop Carmen & Ginger. The Art Bus will start with ‘Recycled Folk Art for the Garden’ at Peaceable Kingdom, then stop by Gallery Belleau to see their newest glass projects. Next, the tour will make its way to Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery, featuring the exhibition “Robots Run Amok” by artists in Pawtucket’s celebrated RHD-RI program. The tour concludes at Gallery Z, currently showcasing the work of painter Areg Elibekian.

  • Peaceable Kingdom
  • Gallery Belleau
  • Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery @ ShareSpace
  • Gallery Z
6:30 Spotlight on Photography Tour

The perfect tour for photography aficionados, this Art Bus trip starts at Providence City Hall Galleries for a showcase of images of PVDFest 2016 by artist Scott Lapham. Next, the tour heads to Providence Center for Photographic Arts to see their first-ever Members Show featuring a diverse group of artists working in photography, and then at Sprout you’ll see  bold and innovative photographic designs by Kate Wilson. Finally, the last stop is Dryden Gallery, featuring a show of works by members of the Art League of RI.

  • Providence City Hall Galleries
  • Providence Center for Photographic Arts
  • Sprout CoWorking Community Gallery
  • Dryden Gallery

7:00 “Made in Rhode Island” Tour

This tour is all about pride in locally-made art and design objects! First, the Art Bus will visit J Schatz for a tour of their “Wonder-Certified” ceramics studio and then to Gather for a glass-blowing demonstration. The third stop is at Copacetic to see their newest jewelry creations, and afterwards the tour concludes at URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery with “The State of the Art” featuring a variety of 2D and 3D work by faculty, students, alumni, and retired faculty of URI, RIC, and CCRI, including photographs among a variety of 2D and 3D work.

  • J Schatz
  • Gather
  • Copacetic
  • URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

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