Though it’s been pouring down snow all day, a sure sign of spring is that the 2009 Gallery Night season starts next week, Thursday March 19th.
The Gallery Night information center and Art Bus depot has moved this year:
New Information Center For 2009, Gallery Night Providence offers a new location for our central Art Bus depot and information booth. As of March 19, we are located at Regency Plaza in downtown Providence best described, in true Rhode Island fashion, as directly behind where the old Providence Police Station used to be. Kitty corner from the rear of the Providence Public Library on Greene Street, a hop skip and a jump from the Dunkin Donuts Center, Regency Plaza offers us our first time ever indoor information booth for those rare less-than-perfect evenings in Providence.
Visit the Gallery Night website for more information.
The Regency Plaza as the center for Gallery Night? I mean, really? I guess it’s right off the highway and has parking, but, well, that just doesn’t feel right… There’s nothing about “RP” that would get me in the mood to view art… Was the Walmart parking lot the second choice?
I thought they should locate to the Chase Center, but no one asked me.
The Chase Center does seem like the obvious location. There is ample space to assemble, there is ART THERE, there are art-related things to purchase, there is an auditorium, and there is plenty of wide street for a bus to park out front. There is also plenty of blank wall on the side of the building on which a sign could be hung indicating you’re in the right place.
Looking at the above street view of Regency, which, given the directions provided puts us right where they describe, it’s not exactly clear where the entrance is to the “indoor information booth for those rare less-than-perfect evenings in Providence.” Do we just assemble on the traffic island?
They could have it at Dean and Federal and during “rare less-than-perfect evenings in Providence” everyone could hide in a pothole.