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, 20 September!
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 THE FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH FOR A ONE-TIME STOP ON 20 SEPTEMBER
First Unitarian Church of Providence - Atrium Space
One Benevolent Street, Providence
At the corner of Benefit and Benevolent Street
Jordan Seaberry - The Violences
The Violences Project focuses on themes of restoration and reconciliation, creating paintings in collaboration with the families of gun violence victims. Seaberry is Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence.
"What does it mean to love a people? What’s it mean to love a neighborhood? A family? A person? A country? Everyday, I sit on couches, in funeral homes, at kitchen tables, working with families who are asking unanswerable questions. Those questions build pictures. The image possesses the power to ask those questions– to change what we call violence and, in turn, what we name justice."
- Jordan Seaberry, Born, Chicago / BFA, RISD
This exhibit is sponsored by The Peace Flag Project, thepeaceflagproject.org in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Image above entitled:
Killed by gunshot, 2013
Oil and collage on panel
For more info on the First Unitarian Church visit the website:
TAKE A BIKE RIDING TOUR ON GALLERY NIGHT!
20 SEPTEMBER @ 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. Here’s the complete tour schedule:
Sprout CoWorking Gallery
The Avenue Concept
URI Providence Campus Gallery
OK let’s ramp up this ride...
Last month, we had a great ride with barely any traffic, a smooth route and a nice night on the town.
We checked out the art galleries and had a great time.
On September 20th, the tour will include three exclusive and exciting stops, Skye Gallery, Gallery Z and The Avenue Concept.
Skye Gallery is a new and vibrant gallery on Broadway in Providence…
On Federal Hill, Gallery Z and proprietor, Berge Zobian, have an extraordinary display of art, craft and gift items to dazzle the senses...
At The Avenue Concept, see the RecyClean Project, the brain child of resident artist, Jen Long and Bonnie Combs. Participate in the PVD Green Drinks Event and learn more about The Avenue Concept’s public art projects.
So, see our Facebook event, click on “GOING” and get off your duff and be out there with the crew!
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.