Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
over 20 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final art bus of the evening leaves at 7:00pm.

Every Gallery Night features a Collector’s Tour. On this tour you’ll meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.

Gallery Night Guides are present on every bus tour. Knowledgeable, often artists themselves, they are here to answer your questions and make your Gallery Night experience a memorable one!


Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
The Handicraft ClubInner Space Outsider Art Gallery @ Share Space, Sprout RI and our newest members – J Schatz and Silvershell Gallery!


John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage:
Umbrella Movement: Youth & Activism 

The Paper Connection International: Exhibition of Collage Artists

AS220 Project Space: New Work by Kevin Veronneau


Karen Rand Anderson– A Mix Media Artist

Jules Burrowes– A Wood and Linoleum Block Printing Artist

Rachel Lapkin– A Materials Conservator



The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
David Winton Bell Gallery
The Handicraft Club


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20 galleries open 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!

Collector’s Tours

Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. 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.

Rachel Lapkin, a Materials Conservator, will be leading the Collector’s Tour in July.

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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    Jules Burrowes Paper Artist leads 5:30 Celebrity Tour

- Heron Pond Studio Pawtucket, RI

    Jules has maintained Heron Pond Studio for 30 years and produced works for shows and personal enjoyment. She has exhibited in juried shows, one-person exhibits – internationally in Sofia, Bulgaria, and at local art venues for exhibition and demonstration of her art technique. She has contributed to silent auctions and won awards on the boardwalk in New Jersey; Tewksbury, MA; and Bethlehem, PA. Her work has been shown from DC to NH. She has several woodland installations, and has recently been curator of a Textile Show at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA.

    Jules has recently added wood sculpture to her more practiced medium of relief printing with wood and linoleum. She also enjoys using the painterly methods for creating monoprints.

    Her printed woodcuts start with a drawing, then cutting the design in wood, and finish with a print on paper or cloth, creating three pieces of art each showing a perspective on the original idea. The process has always been distinct steps for Jules which have often left her with at least three works of art along the path to a finished print; the drawing, the block cut, and the print (and often times the fourth dimension is the story that comes with the work!)

    Jules loves her art and takes great enjoyment from that which shows up in the world as inspiration for her work.

    RI has been home for 5 years and Jules was awarded a RISCA grant in December 2014 to continue teaching in her studio, in particular with a very talented group of Guatemalan Artists. The grant made it possible for the artists to have an open studio exhibition and a two-month show at City Hall. The grant period ended with a one-week show at the Krause Gallery located on the Moses Brown School campus.

    Jules will continue to use her studio to teach others about how to find the way to their own creative outlets.

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    Rachel Lapkin Paper Conservationist leads 5:50 Collector’s Tour

    We are very pleased to announce that Rachel Lapkin, Brown University Library Materials Conservator, will be our celebrity collector’s tour guide in July.  Rachel was the Conservator at The New York Botanical Garden Library, a position she held since 2007. She also had previous experience as a conservator at the Newberry Library in Chicago, at the University of Iowa, and at Indiana University. Rachel earned her Masters in Library Science with a Specialization in Special Collections from Indiana University, 2001.

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    Artist Karen Rand Anderson leads 6:30 Celebrity tour

    Providence artist Karen Rand Anderson graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 with a BFA in ceramics, and in 2010 received her MFA in mixed media studio art through the Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State College masters program in Johnson, VT. She has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, as well as in Bulgaria through the Griffis Foundation/Orpheus Foundation and at I-Park Artist’s Enclave in East Haddam CT. Her work has been shown regionally and nationally in juried, invitational and solo exhibitions.

    Anderson’s recent work focuses on an exploration of landscape, informed by intuitive mark-making, layering of color, gestural brushwork, and spontaneity. The mixed-media paintings are colorful references to vista and memory, drawing the viewer into a personal experience of place. Her sculptural work utilizes natural materials combined with appropriated objects; her large-format drawings often reference her sculptures, both visually and conceptually.

    To see her work and learn more, visit http://www.karenrandanderson.com
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofkarenrandanderson/

    Artist Statement: Karen Rand Anderson

    “My current work is based on a personal exploration of landscape through abstraction. The paintings are energetically rendered studies, based on fragments of landscape imagery, that reflect my personal connection to beauty and place. With a commitment to intuitive mark-making and a bold palette, my intention with this work is to visually ignite memory, question, and mystery about the personal and emotional places we seek. “

2016 Gallery Map

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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 20-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!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from our info center at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm. 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, guided bus tours leave at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and 6:50 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Limited free parking available at the Regency on Gallery Night. On-street parking is available.


Stop at our info center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s events and exhibitions. Choose what interests you most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.


Park 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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    KERRY MURPHY is an artist and art educator.  She works at Johnston Senior High School where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  After serving as Gallery Night’s Fundraising Committee Chair from 2013-14, Kerry joined us as President of the 2015-16 Gallery Night board.

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    Vice President

    STEVEN PENNELL is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture. He steps up as Vice President of the Gallery Night board for 2016.

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    DALILA ALVES is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2016. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    DEBORAH CLEMONS is an educator at the RISD Museum. She develops opportunities for adult learning that emphasize artistic process and connects with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. She continues her role as secretary on Gallery Night’s board for 2016.


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