Join us for an indoor Holiday Art & Craft Festival at the WaterFire Arts Center! Explore what our community has to offer with handmade works by local artists, live music, and local food. An event for families and friends of all ages!
When & Where: Saturday Nov 30 @ the WaterFire Arts Center from 12:00pm-6:00pm
Providence is known as the “Creative Capital,” and for good reason. The city is home to many art galleries and museums that display artwork from all over the world. And if you’re visiting at the end of the month, Gallery Night is not to be missed. Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence.
Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, Yellow Peril Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Their inventory comprises of works of art from critically-acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists represented share their commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice.
Thursday and Friday: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Providence Art Club Gallery
Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Club has long been a place for artists and art patrons to congregate, create, display and circulate works of art. Located along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, the Providence Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to studios, galleries and the clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts in Providence and throughout Rhode Island.
Monday- Friday 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The RISD Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications. The RISD Museum houses more than 91,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to contemporary art in every medium, including textiles, ceramics, glass and furniture. Part of the Rhode Island School of Design, the museum offers a full schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, tours, concerts and other programs.
Tuesdays- Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
ArtProv is a gallery of contemporary art that displays an evocative collection of works centered around color, texture and expression by local, national and international artists. Constructed in a converted loft space in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building, ArtProv’s inspired location features three viewing spaces open for private showings.
Wednesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Chazan Gallery
Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler is a nonprofit artists’ space which exhibits a wide range of contemporary work by artists living or working in the area. Providence is a city with a very large community of artists, and the gallery provides an excellent space for these artists to exhibit their work. Through an open jury process, the gallery shows work from among the strongest artists in the area in a series of varied and intresting exhibitions each year. Bill Van Siclen, the Providence Journal’s art editor, has called the gallery “a model of quality and consistency. The artists have been among the best the state has to offer.” Located on the East Side of Providence near Brown University and RISD, the gallery is totally supported by Wheeler School, a gift to the Providence arts community from the school.
GRIN is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant in the historic Olneyville District of Providence, Rhode Island. Directed by Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton, GRIN was founded in 2013 as a space for artists to develop and exhibit their work, with a steady curatorial hand.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
David Winton Bell Gallery
The David Winton Bell Gallery is Brown University’s contemporary art gallery and home to an important part of the university’s permanent art collection. The gallery hosts four to five major exhibitions each year, as well as annual exhibitions of student artwork and a triennial exhibition of artwork by Brown faculty members.
The Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame stands as the city’s largest and most versatile space of its kind. It is comprised of two distinctly structured, equally appealing venues. The ground floor Red Gallery is an intimate setting ideal for showcasing individual artists, while the Grand Gallery encompasses the cavernous third floor of one of Providence’s most celebrated restored mill buildings. Providence Picture Frame, in continuous operation since 1889, is the oldest and largest frame store in New England. Dryden Gallery manifests its commitment to support, provide common ground for, and indeed celebrate local visual artists and their peers from all points of the compass.
Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
The Atwells Ave. location currently displays an extensive and diverse selection of small-to-medium-sized original Fine Art works (paintings, photographs, drawings, glass, sculptures, collages, assemblages) from Gallery Z‘s deep stable of Fine Artists: locally, nationally or internationally renowned, along with a selection of jewelry, pottery and unusual specialty handicrafts from Armenia and around the world.
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. The museum offers exhibits, public lectures, performances, symposia, festivals, and a broad range of programs and events for all ages.
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery
Peter Miller Fine Art (PMFA) photography gallery opened in March 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. The gallery is the only venue dedicated exclusively to fine art photography in Providence and Southern New England.
Visit by appointment
AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit and/or perform in its facilities, which include several rotating gallery spaces, a performance stage, a black-box theater, a print shop, a darkroom and media arts lab, a fabrication and electronics lab, a dance studio, a youth program focusing on youth under state care and in the juvenile detention facilities, four dozen affordable live/work studios for artists, and a bar and restaurant.
Main Gallery: 115 Empire St. Performance Space
Youth Gallery: 115 Empire Street (Second Floor)
Open Window: 115 Empire Street
Project Space (and Reading Room): 93 Mathewson St. (Dreyfus building)
Resident Gallery: 131 Washington (First floor of the Mercantile building)
Open the first Saturday of the month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For a full list of Art Galleries in Providence and the entire State of Rhode Island, please visit the Discover Rhode Island website.
From Tuesday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 27th SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival will be celebrating six years of bringing independent cinema, music, and art to New England. In these six days, festival attendees will be able to enjoy independent film screenings, live music, art exhibitions, and parties at venues in Providence and Warwick, RI including the historic Columbus Theatre, Cable Car Cinema, Warwick Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the dynamic Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival!
“Bringing people together through film, music and art”
Tickets may be purchased the day of event at the venue box office Cash and credit cards accepted at all events Box office opens 30 minutes before event or first screening of the day
General Admission Film Screening: $10 Seniors (60+)/Students/RIFC member (with ID): $8 or 2 tickets for $10 (may be used at same screening or different screenings) Music Event (Wednesday, April 23): $10 Limelight Party & Art Exhibit (Thursday, April 24): $20 (includes free ticket to any screening) Closing Night Party (Sunday, April 27): $10
VIP Badge: $60
(includes access to all Films, Music Events & Parties along with a SENE Poster, SENE T-Shirt and a personalized VIP Badge) All Access Pass: $40
(includes access to all Films, Music Events & Parties along with a SENE Poster) Weekend Film Pass$25
(includes access to all Films from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27)
This six-day event is entirely volunteer run and all donations received go towards producing the festival and supporting the work of independent filmmakers, musicians, and artists. If you would like to make a donation to keep the festival going, visit the donate page of the SENE Fest website.
Welcome to a new year. This will be the first of our new series of weekly recommendations of arts, culture and foodie events happening around town.
Welcome to a new year. This will be the first of our new series of weekly recommendations of arts, culture and foodie events happening around town. We hope you enjoy them and of course if you have any recommendations of your own make sure to drop us a line.
If you are in the mood for a little classical entertainment then we know you will love this performance by pianists Ann Sears and Linda Papatopoli, contralto Susan Allen, violist Paulinka de Rochemont, and violinist Sebastian Ruth perform works of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and J.S. Bach. This free concert is open to the public.
Looking for savory delights and fresh produce? Look no further. The Wintertime Farmers Market has fresh veggies, cheese, eggs and whole lot more brought to you from a variety local farms. The market is open weekly on Wednesdays from 4 – 7pm and Saturdays from 9 – 11am.
Including two and three dimensional works by seven local artists this show at The Wheeler School on Providence’s East Side is an excellent opportunity see some of the area’s local artist talent. Artists included in the gallery show are: Hannah Antalek, Harrison Bucy, Jenn Houle, Anne Rogers, Margaret Rogers and Jodi Stevens. The show runs through January 30th, 2014.
Head on over to the West Side of Providence to see new paintings by Italian artist Rubens Fogacci, presented for the first time in the United States by Just Art Gallery in The Plant buildings on Valley Street from 5 – 8pm. Fogacci’s subjects range from human figures to surrealist portraits of historically famous people as well as mythological figures such as, the famous Neptune or Giuseppe Garibaldi. In most recent years, his figures favor everyday scenes as well as, still life environments while maintaing the infamous characteristics of his creations; that of the strongly marked lines, bright and lively colors.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Larry Rachleff conducting, presents an evening of stunning nineteenth and twentieth century music. Performances will include, Beethoven’s Second Symphony; Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand featuring the Philharmonic debut of Jean-Phillip Collard; and the Orchestra will perform Hindemith’s Mathis Der Maler.
Local rockers, The ‘Mericans, will be celebrating the release of their new album A Tribute to Providence in true rock-star style be performing all 20 songs live at the Parlour in Providence. The ‘Mericans are an Experimental Americana Roots Rock band from Rhode Island led by former Purple Ivy Shadows singer/guitarist Chris Daltry who has been called a “visionary founding father of the rootsy rockers” by the Providence Phoenix.
As always be sure to check out our event calendar for details about all of these events and more.