join us for a fun and free evening in downtown providence!


Hop on an art bus at the regency plaza on thursday evening, 19 July!


We're Celebrating The Ocean and Beaches in July!

Here's a guide to the most exciting art events, gallery openings, and art happening around town. Information on current exhibitions is updated daily!




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The Rhode Island State Archives


The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots

June 7- September 5, 2018


The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots illustrates the pivotal role Rhode Islanders played in our nation’s fight for independence through the testimonies, letters, and depositions gathered following the burning of The Gaspee event on June 9, 1772. The exhibition is one example of how the State Archives allows Rhode Islanders to see how the actions of concerned citizenry have shaped our history. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday- Friday, 8:30am- 4:30pm.

For more information on Gallery Night Providence tours and events, email Robin Tagliaferri at gallerynight.prov@gmail.com or call (401) 440-2297.


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Hungry for some good food on Gallery Night? On 21 June, food trucks will return to One Regency Plaza with amazing food choices for tour goers!

Arrive early, purchase yummy food and enjoy it in the Regency Lounge- or grab it on the run before boarding the tour bus!!

Throughout the Gallery Night season, PVD Food Truck events will be providing a rotation of locally owned food trucks

To learn more about the food trucks visit: www.FoodTrucksIn.com/food-truck-events

More more information about this months Gallery Night visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1717714154974945/

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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.

Printable Gallery Map →

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.

This Month's Guided Art Bus Tours →

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

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.