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 depositing people 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.


How to!

Start from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 28 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.




Gallery Night Alert!

Due to construction at the Regency, parking will be tight in the regular Gallery Night lot, as the Regency residents will also be using those spaces. There is on-street parking in the area, and metered parking is free after 6. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Please join us on April 17, 2014 as our 18th season continues!

Our galleries and our city flourish in anticipation of Spring!

We are thrilled to welcome four new galleries to our organization this year:
Adirah, ArtProv, Cate Charles Gallery, and Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame!


Starting from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 25 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.

Enjoy being guided through the Creative Capitol!




Art Recreation Center

Nicolas Bauta: Beheaded

212 Westminster Street


Olneyville Housing Corporation exhibit

“Community in Focus: Photographs and Stories of Olneyville”

The Plant
60 Valley Street #102




5:40 Tour – Catherine Little Bert, owner of Bert Gallery

“Struggle, Strength,and Dignity / Sculptor Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890 – 1960)”

There were many obstacles for artists in America in the early 20th century but for an African American and a woman the challenges were momentous. Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890 – 1960) did not balk at discrimination and societal mores, she confronted them directly across all fronts – art training, European study, exhibition opportunities, awards and employment.  These accomplishments did not come without great personal pain, sacrifice and isolation but the Rhode Island artist persevered and created some of the most remarkable sculpture in the early 20th Century documenting her legacy as an African-American and as a woman.


Elizabeth Prophet, sculptress and teacher
Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect.

 5:20pm – Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum

will lead the Collectors’ Tour for April

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 goers will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Kathy Hodge for free.


Kathy Hodge - The Seal - This month's Collectors' Print


With twenty six 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!

Celebrity Guides

Special guests guiding the April tours!

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    Dominic Molon

    April 17th Collector's Tour 5:20 pm

    is the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design), Providence, RI.  Previous positions: Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010-2013) and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (1994-2010).  He is now organizing a mid-career survey of British artist Martin Boyce to open at the RISD Museum, Fall 2015.  Photo by Walead Beshty.


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    Bob Dilworth

    April 17th Contemporary Tour 7:00 pm

    received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1976. He is now a Painting, Drawing, Design, and African American Art History Professor, and the current Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at University of Rhode Island.

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    Catherine Little Bert

    April 17th Celebrity Tour : Struggle, Strength and Dignity - Sculptor Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890 – 1960) 5:40 pm

    Catherine Little Bert, director and owner of Bert Gallery, has passionately researched and written on the subject of local artists since the gallery’s founding in 1985. The fertile artistic community of the late 19th century Providence has been a focal point of her research and exhibitions.


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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.