The Avenue Concept South Side + West End Tour

See fantastic gems of mural work on this Providence South Side + West End tour

The Avenue Concept South Side + West End Tour

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept

Tour Information

This South Side + West End Providence driving tour takes you through a number of public artworks produced and installed by The Avenue Concept.

On the tour you will find mural installations from international and local artists that span different techniques, themes, and styles. While this is a driving tour, be sure to get out (as you are able), look at the work from different points of view, and pay attention to the layers of meaning. These works are some of our most complex installations and worthy of a long look.

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 #publicartnevercloses Visit us on the web! www.theavenueconcept.org


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What You'll See on the Tour

Location: 422 Valley St. Derailed by Connecticut-based artist Mike DeAngelo juxtaposes past with present and the temporal with the emotional/intellectual realms.  In this work commissioned by US Rubber Lofts and Bradley Sullivan Propertie... Read more
Location: 1055 Westminster Street Jess X. Snow is a queer, migrant, Asian-Canadian artist, filmmaker, poet and RISD alum. Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn is a doctoral candidate in American studies at Yale and a Brown grad. They first met in Providenc... Read more
Location: 221 Broad St. - on the school campus Razzle Dazzle is a mural installed by Dan O' Neill as part of a multi-artist series at the Classical High School in Providence. The lines, shapes, and shadows of Razzle Dazzle follow the rhyth... Read more
Location: 221 Broad St. - on the school campus Anchored is part of a multi-artist mural series that embellished the “Cultural Corridor,” a courtyard between Classical and Central high schools. Anchored fits into a larger body of work b... Read more
Location: 221 Broad St. - on the school campus Rhode Island artists BIG NAZO and PFunk teamed up to create the Graffiti Mural Trolls installation as part of a multi-artist series in the Cultural Corridor between Classical and Central High ... Read more
Location: 221 Broad St. - on the school campus This mural was created on a smokestack located between Classical and Central High School. Painted in his signature style, Shida also incorporated the two schools' official colors. As one of th... Read more
Location: 248 Broad Street The Selfie Wall was created to bring public art to the people of Providence. A fun splash of color, this mural encourages the community to interact with the piece and snap an interesting photo to share with frien... Read more
Location: 316 Lockwood Ave Mercury and Argus by Mike D’Angelo (2019) depicts Ovid’s story of love and deceit from Metamorphoses. Jupiter (who is the father of Apollo, the namesake of the business the mural graces) transforms his conque... Read more
Location: 304 Lockwood Ave. This mural is the third rotation of the front of our headquarters building located at 304 Lockwood st in Providence. We are excited to work together with Boston-based artist RIXY who was selected as the 2021 TAC ... Read more
Location: 32 Central Street NYC-based artist Brian Kenny created the mural "Love Is A Many Gendered Thing" as an homage to the Trans and Queer communities of Providence and the world. This mural residency was a collaboration between TAC an... Read more
Location: 2 Booth St. Lauren YS, now known as Squidlicker, was excited to return to Providence after they had studied years before at Brown and RISD. Their mural is inspired by a Gypsy Moth epidemic Rhode Island was dealing with at the tim... Read more
Location: 2 Booth St. Battlecat is painted by Austrian artist Nychos after his successful solo show in New York. It is his biggest mural in the Americas, and portrays the endangered snow leopard. Nychos is known as a street surgeon because... Read more

 

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