join us for a fun and free evening in downtown providence!
art bus tours leave from one regency plaza beginning at 5:30pm on thursday evening, 18 OCTOBER!
Here's a guide to the most exciting art events, gallery openings, and art happening around Downtown Providence, and beyond. See below for information on current exhibitions at our member galleries!
GALLERY NIGHT PROVIDENCE WELCOMES GALLERY Z FOR A ONE-TIME STOP ON 18 OCTOBER
Gallery Z Presents
“Celebrating All Things Italian”
Exhibition EXTENDED through Sunday, October 21, 2018
There will be a reception on Gallery Night on October 18, from 5-9pm.
A special Gallery Night Providence will be held at Gallery Z in October, with Gallery Z’s own associate Linda Kamajian as Gallery Night Providence Celebrity Guide. Linda owns Dreamy Venice, a business within Gallery Z in which she sells hand-chosen authentic handmade Murano glass jewelry and gifts she imports from Venice, Italy. Linda studied art history, literature and Italian in Perugia, Italy, at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. She started her import business in the U.S. in 2005.
The exhibition, “Celebrating All Things Italian,” is comprised of works by several established local Italian-American artists represented by the gallery are on display.
Local artist, Anthony Tomaselli is showing both oils and watercolors in streetscapes of Italy, along with oils of still lifes and recognizable local Providence settings. Anthony has the honor of occupying the studio in the historic Fleur de Lys building at the Providence Art Club, where he also teaches painting classes and workshops. He has a degree in Painting from RI College, where a painting studio is named after him, and had pursued extended studies in Architectural Design at The Boston Architectural Center.
Sal Mancini is showing some captured moments in Itri and Mintorno, Italy, in black-and-white photographic imagery. Sal is a world-renowned fine-art photographer and recipient of numerous grants, commissions and awards, including Italy's highest prize in photography. Sal’s works are in many books, magazines, catalogs and museums. He studied Photography Illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Building Construction Technologies at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston.
The black-and-white photographs of Stephan Brigidi each tell a story of old Italy in portraits and cityscapes, plus collage.
Lee Chabot is showing some of his Cubist-influenced colorful Italian cityscapes and Angelo Marinosci, Jr. has color-drenched magical scenes of Italy along with black-and-white photographic studies taken there.
TAKE A BIKE RIDING TOUR ON GALLERY NIGHT!
18 OCTOBER @ 6PM
Join Mike Rodrigues, BMX Industry Icon and Gallery Night Providence board member, for this exciting, end- of- summer tour!
Arrive at Sprout CoWorking Gallery, 166 Valley Street, Providence, at 6pm, where there's ample parking for your car. Ride out at 6:15pm.
More information on the 18 October bike tour itinerary is coming soon!
what is gallery night?
On the third Thursday of every month, from March through November, eighteen of the city's hottest "art spots" open their doors for a visual arts party.
You can take a free guided Art Bus tour or choose your own itinerary, walking or driving to the galleries of your choice.
Visit all the galleries that interest and intrigue you. Every gallery and museum is FREE on Gallery Night.
take the free art bus (5 tours each gallery night)
Guided bus tours leave every 20 minutes, 5:30–7:00. Each tour visits 4 galleries and runs about 2 hours in length.
Experienced Gallery Night guides and celebrity guides lead the tours. Mix and mingle with artists, art collectors, curators, designers and academics as they share their thoughts and enthusiasm about Providence's rich artistic community.
what to expect
Watch glass blowers at work, discover folk art from around the world, talk with painters and photographers and meet new and interesting people. Each gallery offers a unique art experience with changing exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists. Start your own collection and support the local economy with a one-of-a-kind gift of art. Fine art purchases are tax-free in RI.
Park free at any of the convenient lots located throughout the city. The enclosed map notes lot locations. There is limited free parking available at One Regency Plaza, located at the end of Greene Street, second lot on the left between Fountain and Sabin Streets.