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RFP for art bus shelters

In Arts, RIPTA, Transportationby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

The City and RIPTA are requesting proposals for bus shelter art installations along the North Main and Broad Street R-Line rapid bus route. Details on the RFP from the City: The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Planning and Development in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), invite artists and …

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Tweed Ride PVD – April 28, 2013

In Arts, Bicycles, Eventsby Greater City Providence2 Comments

Stylish and well-wheeled gents and ladies enjoy a leisurely bicycle parade through downtown Providence in the city’s first-ever Tweed Ride, complete with tea! The excursion begins at Greater Kennedy Plaza and ends at the RISD Museum for an afternoon viewing of the Museum’s newest exhibition, “Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion.” Tickets to ride are $10 each; $5 for students with valid …

Get ready for Bright Night

In Arts, Downcity, Eventsby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Now that we’ve got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve. Providence’s New Year’s tradition, Bright Night continues this year with music, food, art, and more throughout Downtown. Schedule Locations Tickets

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Holiday events tonight

In Arts, Events, Retailby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Every night at Craftland we are here for your art buying needs, but tonight is extra special. Join us to celebrate this year’s 5 Providence artists who have their images on the Buy Art Providence buttons.

Native American Tales at Providence Children’s Museum – November 23, 2012

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Friday, November 23 | 1:00 & 2:00 PM In performances of Native American Tales, popular storyteller Thawn Sherente Harris shares his Narragansett culture through traditional songs, stories and dance. Harris sings, plays the cedar flute and hand drum, and invites families to join him in a customary Native American social dance. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Performances at 1:00 …

the Steel Yard 7th Annual Halloween Iron Pour – October 26, 2012

In Arts, Eventsby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Join the Steel Yard and the Iron Guild for the 7th annual Halloween Iron Pour. This event brings regional artists together to produce a dazzling theatrical performance of molten metal. The Steel Yard has added additional programming to the event this year. There will be an aerial dance performance by local artists Teresa Kochis & Michelle Struckholz, who will be …

Columbus Theatre re-opening November 17th

In Arts, Buildings, Eventsby Greater City Providence1 Comment

From their website: Revival! Saturday, November 17 Doors at 6:00PM. Music begins at 7:00PM. Tickets available here. Columbus Main Stage lineup: The Low Anthem, Brown Bird Columbus Upstairs lineup: Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes, Alec K Redfearn and the Eyesores, Sugar Honey Iced Tea, Keith McCurdy Food trucks by Julians and Nice Slice will be parked outside the Theatre …

GC: Photos – FirstWorks Festival edition

In Arts, GC: Photos, Videoby Greater City Providence1 Comment

A selection of photos readers shared in our Flickr Group of last weekend’s FirstWorks Festival in Kennedy Plaza. Please share yours and we might post them here: Updated with more photos and a video of the Bandaloop performance from Photo © GoProvidenceRI Photo © GoProvidenceRI

Documentary Screenings “Where Do the Children Play”

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Film Asks ‘Where Do the Children Play?’ Providence Children’s Museum and Partners Present Documentary Screenings and Discussions Providence Children’s Museum is partnering to present two free public screenings of “Where Do the Children Play?” in October. The provocative documentary examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators and environmentalists: more and more children are growing up …

AS220’s Kennedy Plaza Portrait Project and Moving Gallery launch September 29

In Arts, Downcity, Events, RIPTAby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

AS220 Photo Mem: Kennedy Plaza Portrait Project: September 29 – November 15, 2012 Artists’ Reception: September 29, 2012, 4-9 pm – Gallery at City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street, 2nd Floor Mobile RIPTA Bus Gallery – on Washington St., September 29, 4-9pm AS220, RIPTA, and Nail Communications have come together to produce “MOVING” – a fully functioning RIPTA bus that will …

FirstWorks Festival in Kennedy Plaza, September 29

In Arts, Downcity, Events, Parks/Open Spaceby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Saturday, September 29th, FirstWorks will transform Greater Kennedy Plaza. Bandaloop (shown in the video above) performing acrobatics off the side of Providence’s iconic Downtown skyline buildings will be one of more than a dozen performances and installations taking place throughout the Plaza and surrounding area. Events begin at 4pm and run through the evening. Visit FirstWorks a full list of …