Parade by Michelle Perez

The Avenue Concept Providence Downtown Public Art Tour 2024

Parade by Michelle Perez

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept


Location: 35 Weybosset St (street side)

“With the warm weather, sound and commotion return to the streets of Providence– eliciting nostalgia for neighborhood gatherings in the ambient glow of city lights, and the hum of skateboard and bike wheels against concrete. I wanted to represent this in the form of a fish lantern typically carried by kayakers along the canals, instead paraded by a small fleet of riders. The fish’s whiskers, adorned with drop-shaped bells, announce the season.”

- Michelle Perez on “Parade,” her new mural at 35 Weybosset St as part of TAC’s Weybosset Residency.

Michelle is a Providence-based illustrator and designer. She aims to capture fluidity and visual rhythm in her work, inspired by the sounds that move her.

Big thanks to Paolino Properties for supporting the residency and renovations to the facade, and to Adler’s Design Center & Hardware for supply support. We’re also grateful for support provided in part by a grant from RISCA through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

Material: C2 Paint, Montana Gold Spray Paint

Artist IG: @michiperezart

Partners & Sponsors: Paolino Properties, Adlers Designs and Hardware, RISCA


How does the artist work with color and lines across the panels?

What do you think of the artist's color palette and its significance?

What feelings do you think the mural will inspire in Providence?

Look at your surroundings. What do you make of this kind of a place for art?

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Avenue Concept Providence Downtown Public Art Tour 2024


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