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What Cheer Flower Festival 2019

You're invited to What Cheer Flower Farm's annual benefit outside at the Farm, featuring:

  • Food, drink, live music 

  • An Art Show 

  • Flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers and more flowers 

Gallery Night Patrons who are on our Trolley Tours will get into the Flower Festival for FREE!

For anyone coming not on the trolleys; Tickets start at $20 at the door -- or just $10 on their website…

More Festival Details:

If you love flowers, you'll adore our giant 18' floral wall (hello, photo-op!) plus glorious floral displays from top RI designers, including:

  • Blooming Blossoms

  • Flowers by Semia

  • Island Boy

  • Petal Gypsy

  • Robin Hollow Farm

  • Sarah Haile

  • Studio Choo East in partnership with Little State Flower Co. 

If you love art, you'll enjoy our Art Show Tent featuring exclusive new paintings and glorious photographs of flowers created by local artists in the Farm's fields this summer. (In fact, the art exhibit you'll see has been chosen as an official stop for Gallery Night Providence!)

Plus, at the Festival you will tour our flower fields and high tunnels, sip bubbly drinks, nibble on treats from top Providence chefs and enjoy live music under the stars. 

Casual Attire & Accessibility

We're flower farmers, not fashion models. The Festival is being held outside on land that includes soil, gravel and asphalt. We suggest casual attire and low heels. Yes, we will have plenty of seating under canopy tents as well as port-o-potties. The space is wheelchair accessible. 

Parking Notes

The Festival entry will be at 48 Plainfield St, at the parking lot of the central Olneyville Family Dollar, across the street from Fete Music Hall. (It sounds prosaic, but our decorating committee will make it magical for you.) 

There's also free on-street parking and the parking lot at Fete Music Hall will be available. If you live in Providence, consider taking a Lyft or Uber, or taking a RIPTA bus to Olneyville Center. If you live on the West Side or in Silverlake or Olneyville, consider walking. 

In Case of Rain

In case of dramatically inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Fete Music Hall, which is literally across the street from the outdoor Festival entrance. So, date, parking, hours, etc will remain the same.  

Charitable Purpose

Thanks to your generosity, the Farm grows and gives away 30,000 flowers per year to hospitals, recovery centers, hospices, shelters and other vulnerable populations across Rhode Island... because like you, we believe everybody deserves a bouquet. 

The Farm is a 501c3 charity, so your tickets may be tax deductible. :-)

Climate Crisis Influencing art around the world

Text and Photo from an article here; https://www.springwise.com/design-innovation-climate-data-ba%C5%82tyk-tower/

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Artist and designer Alicja Biała used climate change statistics to shape and form six public sculptures. Titled Totemy, the nine-metre tall towers each tell a story about a different aspect of the effects of humans on the environment. 

One sculpture represents the volume of plastic produced worldwide in comparison to the amount that is recycled. Another tower compares the use of water in farming meat versus the amount used to produce vegetables. They stand in the public walkway beneath the Bałtyk tower in Poznań, Poland.

Biała worked with architect Iwo Borkowicz to produce the wooden structures and opened her workspace each weekend to host events to help share the story.

A QR code on each tower explains the data behind the visualisation, providing passersby with multiple layers of experience. The sculptures are a permanent installation.

11th July 2019

Email: ab@alicjabiala.com

Website: alicjabiala.com

Contact: alicjabiala.com/contact

Providence Flea opens every Sunday beginning Mother's Day!

from the pvdFlea website

from the pvdFlea website

The Providence Flea is an award-winning community market, returning to the Providence River Greenway for the outdoor season starting Sunday, May 12, across from 345 South Water Street, Providence, from 10 am - 4 pm, and every Sunday through September 29 (except September 15 due to a conflicting road race). Featuring the area's best local vintage vendors, artists and makers, plus community nonprofits, food trucks, and live musicians! Always free with free on-street parking throughout the city on Sundays. (Accepting vendors throughout the summer.)