what's new on the providence art scene
Our guide to the most exciting art events, gallery openings, and artist talks that are happening around town. Updated daily!
what is gallery night?
On the third Thursday of every month, from March through November, twenty-one of the city's hot "art spots" open their doors, inviting you to 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.