Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors.  This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence.

 Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances. The 18-year old organization works to introduce and develop relationships between local creative communities, new and old. Take a guided tour or visit the galleries on your own. Enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music and experience the wonderful art Providence has to offer.



Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
24 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.


Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Adirah, ArtProv, Cate Charles Gallery, and Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame!



Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect.

November’s Collector and Celebrity Guide – Richard Bradley

Surrounding themselves with the art they love, collectors dive in head first, visiting galleries and artists’ studios. Listen as they tell stories of their collecting adventures and personal discoveries. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.  Start your own collection – Gallery Night will give you a small print by Rhode Island artist Anthony Tomaselli for free.

Start your own collection – Gallery Night goers attending the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print
by Rhode Island artist Anthony Tomaselli for free.

Anthony Tomaselli - Reflecting Providence - This month's Collectors' Print

Celebrity Guides

Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated guided tours every third Thursday from March to November.

Special guests guiding this month’s tours!

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    Amy Leidtke leads 6pm Contemporary Tour

    Amy Leidtke

    Amy is an industrial designer, painter, and educator with a special interest in pediatric design (design for children) and education. She has devoted most of her career to building an expertise in collaboratively developing and designing innovative interactive learning and play environments (museum exhibits and parks), toys, games, activity guides and curricula for children and families. (more…)

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    Sandy DeLuca leads 5:40 Contemporary Tour

    SANDY DeLUCA had her first solo art show in 1987 at the Community College of Rhode Island, while still a student. Each painting was accompanied by prose written on a card; pieces of the story she told with her paintings. (more…)

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    Richard Bradley leads 6:20 Collectors’ Shopping Tour


    I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly.  In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. (more…)



With twenty four galleries opening their doors each month, there is so much to see!

Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!

Vote for Art

“Vote For Art” Initiative Rewards Artists Exhibiting During Gallery Night Providence


Tamara Diaz, “CUBA SUNSET”

October Gallery Night Vote for Art winner!
submitted by the URI Providence Campus Gallery

Join us for this award presentation during Gallery Night, November 20th, at the URI Providence Campus Gallery! Details to follow.

Previous VFA winners

August = Nick Paciorek “Damen El Stop” submitted by ArtProv

September = Alice Benvie Gebhart “Memories” submitted by the Prov Art Club

voteforartlogoSupport a Living Artist!

Gallery Night Providence is excited to introduce our newest initiative, the “Vote for Art” program. “Vote for Art” is a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the 2014 Gallery Night venues.


Three Months of VOTING – One Artist Per Month!

 August through October of 2014, Gallery Night venues each submitted up to 10 pieces of art to the “Vote for Art” competition. The public voted, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner was selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night. 


Sustaining the CREATIVE Capitol

The “Vote for Art” prize aims to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to expand and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.


 Long Range Plan

We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!

How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 24 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm. Whether you take one of our free bus tours , drive, bike or walk – you’re bound to have a wonderful art-filled evening!


Theme-dedicated bus tours leave at 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, and 7:00 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Parking is free at our central location at One Regency Plaza


Stop at our information center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s exhibitions. Choose the exhibits that interest you the most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.


Park free at any one of the many parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use the brochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.




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    Dalila Alves, a veteran member of Gallery Night Providence, joins us as President for the 2014 season.



    Ida Schmulowitz is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island who creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Deborah Clemons is the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum

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    Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture.


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