The Avenue Concept x Take It Outside RI! Public Art Tour

This tour takes you through a number of public artworks produced and installed by The Avenue Concept. To learn more, visit www.theavenueconcept.org

The Avenue Concept x Take It Outside RI! Public Art Tour

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept

Tour Information

Welcome to The Avenue Concept x Take It Outside! Self-Guided Art Tour

Mask up, plan your night, be safe and see Downtown Providence shine!

This tour is designed to guide you through a unique nighttime lighting of all of the murals and sculptures that The Avenue Concept has installed in the Downtown Corridor. During your tour, we hope that you will support the local businesses and restaurants that make Downtown Providence so special.

Get started

To make the most of the night, plan what time you'll go and where you will park (2 hr parking is free!), where you will eat/take out, what you will wear to stay warm. Check out the map and the points of interest in advance. You can follow our specific route or wander to artworks from any direction, simply pick your preference through the app.

At each stop

You can learn more about the artwork by watching videos and reading more in the app. Dig deeper and explore each piece by considering our ~Take A Closer Look~ questions. If you are really enjoying your adventure, pull out a pen and paper and answer some of these more in-depth creative prompts in our Art Explorer creativity guide.

What is The Avenue Concept?

The Avenue Concept is the leading nonprofit public art organization in Rhode Island. Our team imagines public art installations, works with artists to help implement those projects and then shares the stories of those artists and artworks with the community in order to make our cities more beautiful, livable, viable and safe. With your help, we make public art happen. As a nonprofit, we rely on people like you to help through financial support, volunteering, and sharing what we do with your friends and family. Thank you!

Tag your visit! @avenuepvd #avenuepvd #takeitoutsideri #publicartnevercloses

Visit us on the web! www.theavenueconcept.org


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What You'll See on the Tour

Insider's Tip: Hemenway's Restaurant has the best view of Still Here (and key lime pies...) Memorial Park is a great landing spot in our beautiful city, not only home to many of our city's historical memorials, but also one of the parks b... Read more
Location: 32 Custom House "Still Here” was created in co-operation with the Tomaquag Museum. The image features a contemporary young Indigenous woman holding the portrait of Princess Redwing, a Narragansett and Wampanoag elder, historian,... Read more
Location: next to 45 Weybosset Amy Bartlett Wright is a Rhode Island-based muralist and science illustrator, known for her realistic wildlife and nature scenes. Her project for the front of the facade incorporates elements from both The Ave... Read more
Insider's Tip: Rogue Island's beer selection is the bomb, a stone's throw away Sagie Vangelina's Nina Simone. Location: back side of 45 Weybosset Sagie Vangelina paints vividly colored murals with sweeping lines and geometric repetitions. H... Read more
Location: Near 75 Fountain St. Sail Dream by Connecticut based artist Eric Camiel is made from a single sheet of aluminum that has been cut, folded and welded. Camiel is a life-long sailor. His romance with the sea goes back to his earliest... Read more
Location: Near 75 Fountain St. Follow Your Heart is a visualization of belief in oneself. To stride towards a goal that is dictated by love, not logic or caution. Its stride is the jumping off point towards a goal. The figure is an idealist... Read more
Insider's Tip: We love Trinity Brewhouse. We find Boyajian's Cotyledon sculpture pairs perfectly with their Imperial Pumpkin. (Also, shout out to Providence Painted Signs who did the Triinity Rep Mural!). Location: Near 186 Fountain St Davi... Read more
Location: Near 186 Fountain St “I think of my sculptures as reconstructions from my visual memory. Each design is the result of personal observations of my surroundings that have been processed and re-invented in my mind. My ideas go thr... Read more
Insider's Tip: Not only is AS220 a great arts organization, but they also have the best takeout grub in town. Order ahead and pick it up as you pass by! Location: Near 186 Fountain St “I grew these two trees in my backyard in Providence... Read more
Insider's Tip: There are SO many amazing places to eat and drink around Westminster Street that we can't pick just one. InDowncity always has the word on what's happening with shops, restaurants and bars. Their Take Out, Dining & Shopp... Read more
Location: Near 134 Mathewson St She Never Came distills a story of unrequited love into a single moment. Its photorealistic quality evokes BEZT’s admiration for Norman Rockwell, while the surrealism of the rat pays homage to the street a... Read more
Location: 118 Orange St. The son of refugees from Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Hem was inspired by our city’s robust Cambodian community to create the image you see here. Working from a photo of a young girl he encountered in ... Read more

 

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