River Walk & Fox Point Public Art Tour 2023

Explore public art by local and regional artists in the 195 District Park and Fox Point

River Walk & Fox Point Public Art Tour 2023

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept

Tour Information

Explore public art by local and regional artists on each side of the Pedestrian Bridge. Discover details of impactful artwork in the form of six murals and five utlity boxes. The walk takes about 20 minutes, and with reading about each work the experience is about one hour.

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Material: C2 Paint Artist IG: @eezzll Sponsors: Point 225, Wexford Science & Technology ~TAKE A CLOSER LOOK~ What does this mural mean to you? Does it inspire you? If so, why? How do the colors make you feel?   ...
Utility box artist statement: Many living beings, including humans, have depended on Alewife as a food source. Not only food in itself, Alewife has also provided important nourishment for vital crops when used as a fertilizer. The Three Sis... Read more
Utility box artist statement: My design emphasizes the incredible movement of alewife. Their movement around and through barriers to make their way up the eastern coast of the United States is inspiring. I’ve designed and created portals ... Read more
Utility box artist statement: Collaborating on the design of this box was great because I feel like the concept of the design is essentially about two very different things coming together. I enjoy that the design reflects both the clashing... Read more
Utility box artist statement: I decided to create a box that showed the cycle of how the alewife spawn from the ocean into the fresh waters. It shows the phytoplankton that they eat while in the ocean. And once they transition to fresh wate... Read more
Utility box artist statement: A dam which blocks the path of herring from sea to their original spawning rivers is an example of hostile architecture. I am interested in how infrastructures that restrict and harm other species mirror the st... Read more
"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 eyes to symbolize the idea of awareness, ... Read more
Fu’una features Yayoi Kusama, an avante-garde sculptor, painter, and one of the most renowned living artists still working today. Her practice centers around immersive installations, sculpture, painting, and fashion. Fu’una chose to fe... Read more
Joanna Vespia chose to feature Alma Thomas, who emerged in the 1960s as an exuberant colorist, abstracting shapes and patterns from the natural world around her, particularly trees and flowers. Her eventual palette and technique—considera... Read more
Fu’una chose to feature Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, best known for her paintings of the New York skyline, radical and enlarged flowers, and the New Mexico landscape, where she lived for the... Read more
In partnership with The Avenue Concept, local artist Greg Was Here painted a new large-scale mural reflecting the 19th century river trade history on the facade of Trader Joe’s on South Main Street.  The Port of Providence, which is stil... Read more


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