Providence City Hall Galleries


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, 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.


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


Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Closes at 4pm in July & August

Wheelchair accessible

May - August Press Release


Welcome back to the Gallery at City Hall!

Next Tuesday we will be installing new work in the Gallery by May Babcock and Rebecca Volynsky. We are celebrating their exhibition from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Thursday May 16, 2019.

There will be light refreshments and a brief speaking program.  

The artist reception on May 16 is one of several events leading up to the fifth annual PVDFest. The artists will share thoughts about the work on view and reflect on making public art for PVDFest. In addition to the opening, visitors will have the first opportunity to purchase limited edition merchandise by featured PVDFest 2019 apparel designer Paris Paris. Each year PVDFest commissions a different local artist to develop an iconic design riffing on the PVDFest brand. T-shirts and other merchandise with Paris’ design will be available for purchase the evening of May 16 and throughout the festival weekend, June 6-9.

If you can RSVP on our Facebook event page that would be great.