This Saturday, enjoy the PVD Field Day and Twilight Market, presented by Providence Arts Culture and Tourism in collaboration with curator Paris Paris, and The Collective.
The three block stretch of the Washington Street Cultural Corridor between Aborn and Clemence will be filled with art vendors and installations, DJs and emcees, as well as a pop-up skate park.
Free and open to the public, the event takes place on Saturday July 29th from 4 – 10pm.
Celebrate Downtown will focus on the work of emerging artists.
“I feel like there are so many talented young artists in this city that are just beneath the radar. This is an opportunity for them to share their work with new audiences and learn from each other.” – Field Day curator Paris Paris
During PVDFest, The Collective’s Kenric “Kenny” Swenorge built out an expanded pop-up skate park in Adrian Hall Way. The skatespot and parklet just outside Trinity Brewhouse has been stewarded by skateboarders over the past year, and has resulted in the creation of a lively meeting spot for civic engagement – and of course – skateboarding.
“Being a skateboarder local to Providence, Field Day’s inclusion of the skateboard community is a huge deal. Providence skateboarding is an ever growing scene and to continue to build with the support from the city means a lot.”
In addition to the skate and arts elements, PVD Field Day will feature performers and DJs throughout the afternoon and early evening:
4:00PM – DJ Comfort Club
5:00PM – Spocka
5:30PM – Selector Aneudy
6:10PM – Hundun
6:30PM – DJ LO$T
7:10PM – FLOOR3
7:30PM – DJ yungsleepygod
8:30PM – Hairspray Queen
9:00PM – DJ Norlan Headphones
Part of Mayor Elorza’s new Celebrate Downtown programming initiatives with AC+T, this pilot brings together emerging artists and artisans with established vendors, helping catalyze new entrepreneurial possibilities in the Creative Capital. According to Stephanie Fortunato, Director of the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism:
“AC+T was at the forefront of supporting what are now state-wide incentives for artists in the downcity arts district. With events like PVDFest and Celebrate Downtown, we maintain our commitment to cultivating Providence’s creative workforce by enhancing economic opportunities around the Washington Street cultural corridor.”
From Mayor Elorza:
“Celebrate Downtown builds on the successes of PVDFest and other public programming in Providence by harnessing the creativity and ingenuity of our artist communities. Who knows what innovative products and ideas might take shape when artists take over our cultural corridor?”