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Downtown Providence Living Tour: Saturday, October 17th
Interested in living downtown, or simply want to see the city’s newest renovations? Buy tickets for the Downtown Providence Living Tour on Saturday, October 17th, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Your ticket gives you access to 11 apartment and condo buildings, and you’ll have a chance to explore the neighborhood at your own pace. If your feet get tired, hop on a free shuttle or Sol Chariots pedicab!
Whether you buy tickets in advance (for $6) or get them that day (for $10), you’ll check in at the registration site, AS220, 115 Empire Street, to receive wrist bands, programs and tote bags before moving on to the tour stops. This year, the tour will feature The 903, Arcade Providence, Avalon at Center Place, Conrad building, George C. Arnold building, Merchants Bank building, The Promenade, Providence G, Regency Plaza, and Westminster Lofts’ Kinsley building. You can also check out the amenities at Westminster Lofts’ Peerless building, including the atrium which features an exhibit on the 20th anniversary of Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List.
Children under age 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Providence Art Windows program which exhibits juried art installations in gallery windows and underutilized retail spaces.
Discounted parking is available at two participating lots near AS220. The Civic Center Parking Garage, 165 Washington Street, will offer $3 parking with validation until 5:30 PM. At the Downcity Parking Lot at 357 Westminster Street, pay $10 upfront and receive $5 back when you return with a validated ticket by 6 PM.
If you’re interested in volunteering that day, or if you simply have questions about the plans, email Joelle Kanter or complete this volunteer survey form by October 13th.
Providence Art Windows exhibits juried art and art installations to fill empty retail spaces and participating gallery spaces. Our shows change three times a year and feature local and nationally known artists.
Please send the following:
-5-10 images of your work as jpegs, no larger than 2 mg.
-Label each image as last name_#1, lastname_#2, etc. Images labeled “PAW” get lost or confused with other applicants and will not be reviewed.
-A list of these works
-Statement of idea/intent for windows or installation
-Resume or bio
It is helpful to know for the jury that you have experience in whatever you propose, though not necessary. Please look at the blog and Flickr page to see past projects.
Juries are held once once a year, with new installations going up in March/July/December. Stipend of up to $300 available.
Send questions and applications to: Director, Rebecca Siemering at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2010, funded in part by the Arts Jobs program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"PAW has already stamped itself indelibly on the artistic consciousness of the city."
Providence Art Windows is generously supported by The Providence Foundation, Fidelity Investments, the City of Providence, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Verizon. Thank you to our past and present donated Windows sites: Trinity Repertory Company, University of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales, Two Brothers Beauty Supply, Rhode Island Housing and Newbury Street Management. Advisory Committee includes Diana Gaston (Fidelity Investments), Ruth Dealy(artist), Steven Pennell (URI), and Judith Tolnick Champa (Independent Curator).
Providence Art Windows exhibits juried art and art installations to fill 10 empty retail spaces in Downtown Providence. Our shows change three times a year and feature local and nationally known arts artists,juried by local residents, downtown artists and professionals. Providence Art Windows adds to the walking experience in the revitalized Downcity area for locals and tourists alike.
PAW Director Rebecca Siemering is an alum of PAW from the 2007 season. An experienced arts administrator, she took over the project in late 2007 from artist/administrator Elizabeth Keithline, who began the program.
Providence Art Windows wins "People's Choice" for best Public Exposure for Artists during the 2008 Boston Art Awards. This first annual celebration was organized by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research to honor the best art made in New England (excepting Connecticut) in 2008. Put together by artist and critic Greg Cook, PAW was honored to accept, and brought PAW founder Liz Keithline along for the kudos. PAW was in good company with other Rhode Island winners, including 5 Traverse Gallery, Neal Walsh, Scott Lapham, XanderMarro and many more. A great night, and we will work hard to be brought back again next year.
If you would like to learn more about the night's winners and entertainment, please go to:
Providence Art Windows is generously supported by:
The Providence Foundation, Fidelity Investments, the Dept. of Arts, Culture and Tourism of Providence, RISCA and Verizon.