ARTS + CULTURE

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A Giant Exhibit Comes to PVD

In celebration of 30 years of OBEY GIANT, AS220 and RISD are collaborating to bring Shepard Fairey back to Providence for his 100th mural, as well as an exhibit that will showcase Fairey’s work across his career.  Fairey first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” OBEY sticker campaign while attending RISD…

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Experience BUOYANCY at Westminster Pop-Up Gallery

BUOYANCY – To lift, drift or float weightlessly. To resist gravity. Airiness. The lightness of being. To propel. Full of light and filled to the brim.  Curated by World’s Fair Gallery, the BUOYANCY exhibit opened on July 12 at the gallery pop-up space at 233 Westminster Street. The artist lineup includes Isabel Barnes, Tayo Heuser,…

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Rock Garden Party: FAQs

The InDowncity Rock Garden Party is coming! Full event info, with the list of this year’s vendors, can be found on our Facebook event page. Header photo by Brittanny Taylor  Q: WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS THING? A: Saturday, May 4th! We’ll be kicking things off at 11am and ending at 6pm. Find us…

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Book of the Month Pick: March 2019

We’re excited to launch a Book of the Month program with Symposium Books & Records! Each month, we’ll suggest a book we think you might like. Our inaugural book is Tenemental: Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady by Providence resident Vikki Warner. InDowncity followers can save 10% on the monthly pick when you: Mention InDowncity at…

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Shake Off the Winter Blues in Providence

Winter got you down? There’s plenty to do (and eat) in Downcity in February! WHERE TO STAY If you’re traveling to Providence or you’re a local looking for a weekend staycation, we love The Dean Hotel‘s mix of style and simplicity, and the location can’t be beat. WHERE TO SHOP Browse unique shops along historic…

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The Cove Pop-up Shop Opens on Nov 15

The Cove holiday pop-up shop opens on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 233 Westminster Street! The shop is a collaboration of local organizations that work with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through art making and skill building. Read more about the project here. The Cove features paintings, ceramic bowls and dishes, handmade ornaments, greeting cards, wood…

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Celebrate Downcity Returns on Dec 1

Join us for a cheerful day downtown, featuring: FREE Polaroid photos with Santa and a selfie snow globe in Grant’s Block (260 Westminster Street) What Cheer spinning holiday vinyl for your enjoyment while you stroll Westminster Street Festive drinks from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails inside the pop-up holiday shop The Cove Hot cocoa, eggnog and…

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A Splash of History Comes to the Biltmore Garage

Have you been down Washington Street downtown recently? If so, you might’ve noticed a colorful new mural inside the Biltmore Garage, located at 51 Washington Street, next to Ellie’s Bakery. The vibrant mural was painted by local artist Buck Hastings in collaboration with Cornish Associates, and blends various pieces of Providence’s downtown history, like Luke’s…

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ParisParisParis! + Friends Pop-Up Gallery

The pop-up art show ParisParisParis! + Friends is running on Westminster Street downtown through August 28, with an opening reception every Friday evening. “Every week there’s a new show, with a whole new vibe and world of art,” said Paris, the show curator and a gallery assistant at AS220. Paris wanted to create a free…

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Pulp Fiction: Did You Know?

Movies on the Block returns with cult classic Pulp Fiction on Thursday, July 19. Did you know these pieces of film trivia? 1. The F word is used 265 times.   2. Jules’ famous and oft-quoted Bible passage was actually made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. Only the final two lines come from Ezequiel…

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