On PBS: “Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner-City Neighborhood”

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Roger Williams Public Housing Development, photo by Providence Housing Authority via Brown Media Relations I haven’t even got around to watching Pawtucket Rising yet and already there’s another local urban film on PBS for me to watch. Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner-City Neighborhood: Brown University sociologist Hilary Silver’s documentary about Providence’s Southside neighborhood, which has rebuilt and …

Pawtucket Rising

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Pawtucket Rising from Pawtucket Rising on Vimeo. Pawtucket Rising, a new documentary by Newport filmmaker Jason Caminiti will be airing this month on RI PBS. About the film from it’s website: Pawtucket Rising is a new documentary about the unlikely story of the revitalization of the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Pawtucket was once a burgeoning mill city. It is …

Local Artist’s Gallery in Central Falls

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This weekend kicks off the Broad Street Winter Festival, and there, friend of Greater City Providence, Jennifer Rolfsema hosts the CreativeChica Open Gallery. Works by artist Scott Bowers will be on display as well as over 20 paintings/drawings by Jennifer. Starting at 1:00pm, enjoy free live bands by local talent: SOL 18, The Ghost of Otis, Global Crash, Patmos Brothers …

Buy Art, Bucket Edition

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Photo from The Grant website Those crazy cats at The Grant up in the Bucket are having a holiday arts bazar (bizarre?). Dec 13 It’s the Grant, Charlie Brown or The Grant that Stole Christmas! What do we mean with these silly plays on pop culture? Why, it’s the first Grant Christmas Vendor Fair! Artists at the Grant and friends …

Buy Art

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Now I’m buying next to nothing this Christmas, if’n you haven’t heard, there’s a big ass financial crisis. Aside from that, I’m poor and Grinchie. What little I will buy will be much more thoughtful than in previous years, no one is getting a gift certificate. To that end, I may be looking for some locally produced art, and the …

Yay! Craftland!

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Photo © if’n books from Craftland’s Flickr Pool Craftland is back, opening next Friday, December 5th. Craftland is an annual holiday sale in downtown Providence, RI that celebrates all kinds of sparkly handmade objects and the people who make them. Craftland 2008 will be open 7 days a week from December 5-24, 2008 and located at 235 Westminster Street. Hours …

Providence Art Windows Seeks Proposals for 2009 Season

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Painting by Brenda Wilkinson from Providence Art Windows CALL FOR PROPOSALS-DUE DECEMBER 12, 2008 Providence Art Windows is seeking art and art installation proposals for 10 windows in Downtown Providence for the 2009 season. Site-specific is preferred, pre-existing accepted; 2D or 3D. Some spaces are raw, and others are located within established businesses. Site visits encouraged before proposal is written. …

PROPOSED: Brown’s Creative Arts Center

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Could this be the breakthrough building that RISD’s Chase Center was supposed to be? We’ll see… This coming week (details to follow) Brown will be having a public meeting where the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (very cool website, BTW) will take everyone on a virtual tour of the proposed multidisciplinary arts center at Brown that is slated to …

Steel Yard Halloween Iron Pour

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The Steel Yard presents it’s 3rd annual HALLOWEEN IRON POUR! Friday, October 31st – 6:00pm 27 Sims Avenue, Providence This Halloween, come down to the Steel Yard for another molten metal spectacular! The gates open at 6:00 on October 31st at the Steel Yard, and admission is $5. Activities from 6pm – 7pm will include a ceramic bowl sale by …

Providence Open Market moves to Pawtucket?

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Well OK, I kid, kind of. But why is the Providence Open Market moving from Westminster Street Downcity to Lippitt Park on the Pawtucket line? The Providence Open Market, now in its 2nd season, is the city’s only Open-Air Market where you can shop for handmade artisan goods and fine art. Now located in picturesque Lippitt Park, on the east …

2008 Pawtucket Arts Festival

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The tenth annual Pawtucket Arts Festival starts next month. The mission of the festival is: The mission of the Pawtucket Arts Festival is to present a series of events that are high-quality visual, performance and participatory arts EVENTS every year, by Rhode Island, regional, national and internationally-known artists that take place for the enjoyment of Pawtucket residents and visitors to …

Greater Kennedy Plaza

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Burnside Park The city has been working in recent month on short term moves, and long term planning to improve what they are calling the Greater Kennedy Plaza area. That work has begun to manifest itself over recent weeks. On Thursday’s in recent weeks, food has been served in Burnside Park. Today, the Thursday event was expanded to become Market …

Junkanoo @ RISD

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Bahamian performers Junkanoo visited RISD this weekend performing at the spring block party on Benefit Street today. Above is a short video clip and below are a few photos from today’s festivities. Photos and video by Jef Nickerson for gcpvd.org

The Steel Yard Fundraiser

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From the Steel Yard: From May 15-18, 2008 the Steel Yard throws open its gates for “Works in Progress,” their most ambitious fundraiser to date. This year’s adventure will offer an exciting and unusual menu of opportunities with something for all ages, varied interests and any ability to pay. From the no-fee Iron Chef: Junkyard Edition (torch wielding metal workers …

Bright Night ’08

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Visit Bright Night’s website for information on Providence’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Also check out the BrightNightBlog for timely updates on what’s happening New Year’s Eve. And of course, Providence Daily Dose will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in the City-State this weekend. PBN talks about the economic impact of Bright Night.


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Craftland is back, running December 1st though 22nd with an Opening Party November 30th. Craftland is an annual holiday sale in Providence, RI that celebrates all kinds of handmade objects and the people who make them. Craftland 2007 is located at 235 Westminster Street. We will be open from December 1-22, 2007. Check out the blog for details about upcoming …