Gallery Night Mission Statement 2019

Gallery Night Providence CREATES exposure to the visual arts for diverse public audiences.

Gallery Night CULTIVATES a network of galleries, artists, media outlets, and municipal agencies and strengthens the creative economy in Providence. 

Gallery Night SUPPORTS access to arts-focused events to build sustainable avenues for multi-generational learning and enrichment.

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members of the Gallery Night board

Cynthia Meeks

Judy Volkman

Kate Wilson

About Gallery Night Providence

We are so excited about the way Gallery Night has grown in the past twenty-three years.

We now attract more than 10,000+ visitors annually and showcase the work of over 500+ artists every season! Our commitment to community, outreach, accessibility, and education to guide our mission in showcasing the arts in Providence!

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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 Trolley 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.


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TAKE THE FREE ART BUS (5 TOURS EACH GALLERY NIGHT)

Guided trolley tours leave every 30 minutes, 5:30–7:00. Each tour visits 4 galleries and runs about 2 hours in length. See what tours are happening this month.

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.


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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.

Executive Board Members

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Shari Weinberger

President of Gallery Night

Represents the Sprout Galleries.

This is her 4th season on the Gallery Night board where she has rocketed her way up to President! She lives in Providence and she really likes broccoli!

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Steven Pennell 

Vice President of Gallery Night

Coordinator of the Arts and Culture Program and Gallery Director URI Providence Campus

Loves to travel, loves gardening, can't live without coffee.

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Victoria Gao 

Treasurer of Gallery Night

Director of the Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College. Born in Providence but left for twenty-five years. Excited to be a New Englander once again!

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ROBIN Tagliaferri

Secretary of Gallery Night

Robin is an arts educator, non-profit administrator and visual artist with 25 years experience working in museums, arts organizations and educational institutions. She is the Advancement Director at Bishop McVinney School in South Providence. She loves cities, animals, mountains and the ocean- and Italian cooking and culture!

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Alyssa Ann Heller

Coordinator for Gallery Night

She brings years of experience to the table through her previous roles as a gallery owner and art consultant!

Alyssa lives in Bristol and is obsessed with the color teal.