Providence Art Club: 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903

Haylee's Favorite things to explore in Providence

Providence Art Club: 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: Haylee Cooper


The Providence Art Club founded in 1880 is within an old building that makes absolutely no sense. There are four buildings that comprise the art club, connected by hallways, tall stairwells, a back elevator and a parking garage? The art club is preserving these buildings to keep their meaning and tradition alive. I have been part of a fashion show that gets put on here for the past couple years and I have also been to a few other things and I am still just as confused by this building as I was the first time I set foot into it. According to H.P. Lovecraft also disliked the building he “found it so revolting that he set his horror story “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926) there.” A lot of their events are for members only, including lectures, presentations, classes and galleries. The Providence art club is a sort of social club for its members and their guests, they do host events and dinners that you can pay to enter but overall it is a sort of elitist club with obscene membership fees. The architecture is interesting and if you have the opportunity to attend an event here it is definitely a fun building to explore. I am not sure if you can explore the premises on any given day or if you would have to be attending an event to be able to be within their walls.

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