Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final art bus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm.


Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Gallery EOSSFive Richmond, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Lore, Moon Tide DyersPeter Miller Fine Art, and Rhode Island College Galleries!


Our community outreach program will continue during the month of September highlighting the deaf and hard of hearing population with a tour lead by Peter Geisser (retired teacher in the Art Dept. at RI School for the Deaf) and a sign language interpreter.


Galleries of The Providence Art Club, Five Richmond


Richard Bradley will be leading this month’s Collectors’ Tour.

Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Surrounding themselves with the art they love, collectors dive in head first, visiting galleries and artists’ studios. Listen as they tell stories of their collecting adventures and personal discoveries. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.

Start your own collection!

Gallery Night visitors on the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Cesare DeCredico for free.

Cesare DeCredico Cockeyed
68"x56" mixed media and acrylic, 2015

Celebrity Guides

Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated guided tours every third Thursday from March to November.

Special guests guiding this month’s tours!

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    Kerry Murphy leads 5:15 Contemporary Tour

    KERRY MURPHY is an artist and art educator in the Johnston Public School system.   After teaching for three years at the elementary level, she transferred to Johnston Senior High School where she co-chairs the Fine Arts Department. Mrs. Murphy received her BFA from the University of Rhode Island and her MAT in AE from Rhode Island College. For 16 years she has embedded art history, art criticism, and aesthetics, in her studio teaching. She devotes time to facilitating professional development in art integration and personalization as well as to her new position as yearbook adviser, striving to cultivate an appreciation for design in her staff.

    Mrs. Murphy traveled to multiple National Art Education Association Conferences and studied as a RI Foundation Fellow at the National Gallery of Art. She taught in the afterschool program at the Museum of Art, RISD. Inspired by those experiences, she seeks opportunities for her students to study art from original art objects through Rhode Island State Council on the Arts’ grant program, Arts Talk. Acquired funding provides her students with opportunities to experience the best of local art institutions, including RISD, Trinity Repertory Company, Ten31 Productions, and Big Nazo Labs!

    Serving on the JPS Art Curriculum Alignment Committee, the Johnston Federation of Teachers’ board as a union representative, and the JHS School Improvement Team, keeps her involved in decision-making outside her classroom walls. In addition to practicing art and art education, she volunteers as a member of the board of Gallery Night Providence to advocate for the arts on a larger scale. As GN Fundraising Committee Chair, she organizes the annual gala to assist in making Gallery Night events possible.

    Kerry Murphy resides with her husband, Matthew Murphy, in North Providence, and enjoys sharing her love of art with their two daughters, MaryFrancis, a recent RIC graduate, and Katherine, a student at URI.

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    Peter Geisser to lead 5:30 Celebrity Tour

    Stained Glass Artist/Retired Teacher of the Deaf •

    Peter Geisser was the K-12 art teacher at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf from 1973-2003, gives workshops and lectures on art and special education nationally and teaches art education majors at the UMass Dartmouth. His stained glass commissions are in churches, hospitals, homes and buildings around New England. Peter and colleague Mika Seeger make wood-fired sculptural-mosaic murals, most recently for Providence Children’s Museum. Seeger and Geisser received the ¡CityArts! 2013 Sr. Ann Keefe Award for Creativity and Social Justice. He is currently the National Art Education Association Eastern Region Vice President. Geisser received: an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the RI School of Design 1997, the 2008 RI Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts and the 2012 NAEA Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award.

    Geisser is an active force in Art, Education and Access locally and nationally. He is a featured artist in the film: RI Archive Project:

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    Richard Bradley leads 6:50 Collectors’ Tour

    I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly.  In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made.

    From working in design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”.  Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues.


Over twenty galleries open their doors each month – there is so much to see!

Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!

2015 Gallery Map

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Gallery Night Guides 2015

In addition to our Celebrity and Collector Guides, Gallery Night Providence has Guides on every bus tour. Many of them are artists themselves and are great sources of information for Gallery Night visitors. [More]

Sandra Solomon - Gallery Night Guide

Sandra Solomon

Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide

Lucia Huntley

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide

Judi Dill

John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide

John Hunter Housley

Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide

Cathren Housley

Betty Grayson - Gallery Night Guide

Betty Grayson

Russell Ricci - Gallery Night Guide

Russell Ricci



Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island 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.

 Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances. The 18-year old organization works to introduce and develop relationships between local creative communities, new and old. Take a guided tour or visit the galleries on your own. Enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music and experience the wonderful art Providence has to offer.


Vote for Art

“Vote For Art” Initiative Rewards Artists Exhibiting During Gallery Night Providence


2015 VFA Voting!

Voting takes place within the galleries and via our online ballot. See this month’s entries here:

Cast your vote online today!



voteforartlogoSupport a Living Artist!

Gallery Night Providence developed “Vote for Art” as a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the 2015 Gallery Night venues.


Eight Months of VOTING – One Artist Prize Awarded Per Month!

HOW IT WORKS : Gallery Night venues each can submit up to 10 pieces of art to the “Vote for Art” competition. The public votes, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner is selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night. 


Sustaining the CREATIVE Capitol

The “Vote for Art” prize aims to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to expand and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.


 Long Range Plan

We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!


How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from our info center at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm. Whether you take one of our free bus tours , drive, bike or walk – you’re bound to have a wonderful art-filled evening!


Theme-dedicated, guided bus tours leave at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and 6:50 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Limited free parking available at the Regency on Gallery Night. On-street parking is free after 6pm.


Stop at our info center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s events and exhibitions. Choose what interests you most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.


Park at any one of the many parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use the brochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.




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    Kerry Murphy is an artist and art educator.  She works at Johnston Senior High School where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  After serving as Gallery Night’s Fundraising Committee Chair from 2013-14, Kerry has joined us as President of the 2015 Gallery Night board.

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    Vice President

    Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture. He steps up as Vice President of the Gallery Night board for 2015.



    Ida Schmulowitz, the General Coordinator for Gallery Night, is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island. She creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Dalila Alves is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2015. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    Deborah Clemons is an educator at the RISD Museum. She develops opportunities for adult learning that emphasize artistic process and connects with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. She continues her role as secretary on Gallery Night’s board for 2015.

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    Social Media + Celebrity Guides

    Richard Bradley is a familiar face at Gallery Night, documenting our event for Facebook, and the Gallery Night blog. He is also our Celebrity Guide Coordinator. A collector and creator of beautiful objects himself, find more about Richard at



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