It’s Gallery night in September and where else can you see a small, exquisitely made Algonkian basket (John Brown House one night only) and a large-scale painting by Leslie Bostrom (Chazan Gallery)? Gallery Night features 26 galleries and museums, the works of thousands of artists both historical and contemporary, and a wide gamut of artistic styles. Meet the artists, talk to like-minded creative people and enjoy a night out in our vibrant city!
Gallery Night Providence is a free, fun-filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene. On the third Thursday of the month, from March through November, over two dozen of the city’s hot “art spots” open their doors – inviting you to a visual arts party.
RIDE THE ART BUS
Theme-dedicated bus tours leave at 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, and 7:00 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Parking is free at our central location at One Regency Plaza located at the end of Greene (2nd parking lot on the left) in back of the Providence Public Library.
Gallery Night Guides are stationed at Regency Place and ride the Art Busses. They offer information about different art exhibitions and point out the city’s historic and architectural treasures.
Celebrity Guided Tours offer a chance to mix and mingle with people who care deeply about art. Celebrity Guides run the gamut from the curators and academics who shape opinions about art to the artists whose lives’ work is giving form to their passion. Take a tour and follow in the footsteps of someone who thinks a lot about art and enhance your personal point of view. As always, we end the season in November with our one-of-a-kind art shopping tour. Call us at 401 490-2042 for up-to-date information. [more]
Stop at our information center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s exhibitions. Choose the exhibits that interest you the most and drive directly to the parking lot nearest the gallery of your choice.
Art Bike Tours are available in the summer months. Looking for an affordable alternative to driving? Ride your bike to Regency Place and meet up with other avid art bike fans.
Park free at any one of the many parking lotssituated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use thebrochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.
Guided Walking Tours are available starting from One Regency Plaza weather permitting and last about an hour. START AT ONE REGENCY PLAZA in downtown Providence and travel to 26 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Tours leave every 20 minutes. Dozens of galleries, bus tours, a bike tour, free parking and a great array of visual arts – all in one night!
Gallery Night Providence has a central Art Bus depot and information booth at the Regency Plaza in downtown Providence, offering us a lovely indoor location for those rare less-than-perfect evenings in Providence. Art Busses pick up and depart from in front of the lobby, under the red awning that reads One Regency Place. The Gallery Night information table will be set up inside the lobby and Gallery Night guides will be there to assist you with any questions.
Where the Regency Plaza is located is best described, in true Rhode Island fashion, as directly behind where the old Providence Police Station used to be, kitty-corner from the rear of the Providence Public Library on Greene Street, a hop, skip, and a jump from the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Park Free at the Regency Plaza Info Center or at any one of the Gallery Night Parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city [see map] and walk to your favorite gallery. Use the brochure maps to discover the galleries, museums, art spots, and parking lots just a short walk from one another.
Park your car in the designated lot for Gallery Night at Regency Place, the second parking lot on the left.