The Avenue Concept Providence Utility Box Tour (plus 2 murals!)

Everyday objects become spaces for art on this Utility Box tour.

The Avenue Concept Providence Utility Box Tour (plus 2 murals!)

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept

Tour Information

Utility boxes turn from mundane panels of metal to delightful and thought-provoking human-scale murals with the talent of artists willing to take on the challenge of working in multiple dimensions.

Utility boxes can also be a way for visitors to weave through streets and discover our city and for residents to consider new views of familiar places.

Learn more about each of the boxes and the artists who created them both on this tour and by following their work on social media.

* We have added two very special murals to this tour as they don't fit neatly in any of our neighborhoods of work. Look for them and we hope you enjoy them!


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What You'll See on the Tour

Location: Westminster x Dorrance Arthur Cayo is a Brooklyn native who is currently based in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. His art has typically been portrait-focused, but in the wake of the pandemic and protest movement in 2020, h... Read more
Location: Biltmore Park Rene Gomez was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the US when he was 4 years old. As a muralist and creative, his art has been reflective of and in celebration of his Dominican heritage. From the Artist:  ... Read more
Location: Biltmore Park Forrest Curl is a Philadelphia-born, Providence-based Artist and Angler.  In 1982 Forrest and his twin sister were given matching, custom made 9-foot Surf Rods by their father for their 12th birthday. Together, wit... Read more
Location: Biltmore Park Kobe Jackson is a multi-disciplinary artist who largely works with oil on canvas but has extensive experience working with utility boxes in LA County. They are currently RI-based. From the artist: This utility box p... Read more
Location: Westminster x Union Lara Henderson is a book artist, printmaker and designer based in Providence. She prints out of AS220, a community print shop located Downtown. This piece is inspired by her grandmother’s diamond, which Lara ... Read more
Location: Westminster x Empire Natural is a multimedia artist who works primarily in large-scale spray paint and often features flora and fauna as design elements. This piece depicts a Siamese fighting fish. “It resembles how I perceive p... Read more
Location: Westminster x Cahir Keira Gonsalves is a Rhode Island-based artist currently studying fine arts at the University of Rhode Island. Her work explores themes of pain and healing, both of which are reflected in this design. “My hop... Read more
Location: Westminster x Cahir Sara Breslin is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island who exhibits her work around the state. She currently works with the United Rare Disease Foundation as one of their founding volunteer artists in the... Read more
Location: Westminster x Service Road 1 YSANEL is a Providence native of Dominican heritage who works across disciplines, including visual art, poetry, sculpture, music and theater. She has painted other utility boxes around the city, distin... Read more
Location: Waterman x Benefit St.
Location: Benefit St. x Angell St.
Location: Washington Pl. x N. Main
Location: Washington Pl x N. Maini
Location: 833 Hope Street (Not Just Snacks) “Hope” by local Rhode Island artist Joanna Vespia sprung from the location’s uniqueness-a parallel intersection of the wall, pedestrian pathway, and flower beds. The mural interacts with th... Read more
Location: Flipp Salon, 38 Transit St. "Natural(istic) Intelligence", by local RI-artist Joanna Vespia, combines portraiture with sea life and stylized oceanic references.  Joanna chose to make the face black and white with subtly colored ... Read more

 

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