Providence City Hall Galleries

MAIN GALLERY

The Main Gallery at Providence City Hall was created to showcase the work of local artists. It is open to the public during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and is located on the second floor.

Offering space to artists and organizations that might not have a permanent gallery, the Main Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community.

MAYOR ELORZA'S COMMUNITY GALLERY

Mayor Elorza's Community Gallery, in the Tax Collector's Office (Room 203), is a space within City Hall dedicated to Providence community groups and nonprofit organizations using arts and cultural programming as an expression of their core values.

Mayor Elorza's Community Gallery showcases artwork created as a way to deepen the public's understanding of important social issues and as expressions of community healing, and works created by students of all ages.


ART LEAGUE OF RI POCKET GALLERY

The City of Providence and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza have partnered with the Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI) to transform an administrative office area in Providence City Hall into a gallery space which showcases the work of ALRI elected members.

The gallery space, located outside of Mayor Elorza's office, is rotated on a bi-annual basis. Part of ALRI's mission is to provide a venue for the growth and encouragement of artists and to promote high standards in the visual arts.

 

25 Dorrance Street

401.680.5774

artculturetourism.com/main-gallery

gallery@providenceri.gov

Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Closes at 4pm in July & August

Wheelchair accessible


August- October Press Release

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As Above, So Below: Visions of Transformation in Down City Providence by Carla Ricci and Roberta Kaufman

Photographer Roberta Kaufman recalls riding her bike around the old train tracks of the Providence-Worcester Rail line as Bill Warner's massive infrastructural plan began to take shape. Work born from her decades-long compulsion to document the changing people and places of the Westminster Mall, Union Station, and Capital Cove, attests not only to the shockingly abrupt infrastructural changes that transformed Down City's look, but also the ways these changes forever altered the neighborhood's feel.

Documentary filmmaker and painter Carla Ricci, a recent transplant to Providence, observes the cultural shifts that have taken place in the City with a less retrospective gaze. Her figurative birds-eye-view paintings of busy commercial thoroughfares in the Down City neighborhood, as well as post-Warner sites of conviviality like the Providence Place Mall food court, attest to the ways that the infrastructural changes of the past half-century have given way to more robust ways of living in the Down City neighborhood.