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, Silvershell Gallery at RosmarinSprout RIJ Schatz and Gather! 


Angelo Marinosci Jr.– Artist/Musican – 5:30pm Italian Cultural Tour (In English and Italian)

Niels Hobbs & Carmen Marusich Necronomicon Organizers – 6:10pm Collector’s Tour

Gage Prentiss – Sculptor/Painter – 6:30pm Celebrity Tour

Steve Gervais Illustrator/Painter – 7pm Horror Tour



DeSano Studio, Joan McConaghy Studio, LORE Collection, and RISD ISB Gallery


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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 Tour

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.

Click here to see who will be leading the next Collectors’ Tour!

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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    Artist and Musician Angelo Marinosci Jr. leads 5:30pm Italian Cultural Tour

    Rhode Island artist-musician and retired College Professor, Angelo Marinosci Jr. holds 2 degrees and has studied Art, Music and Photography.

    “I’m one small man with one small voice and a few songs and a few paintings and photographs to share.” – Angelo Marinosci in his own words.

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    NecronomiCon’s Niels Hobbs and Carmen Marusich lead 6:10pm Collector’s Tour

    Carmen Marusich and Niels Hobbs are co-organizers of NecronomiCon Providence, the international conference and festival of weird fiction and art based around the literary works of local author H.P. Lovecraft, and the many writers and artists he’s inspired around the world. They also run the nonprofit Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, which stages author readings, walking tours, and art shows in the Weird genre – and has a bookstore / visitor center / art gallery in the historic Providence Arcade.

    They are both long-time collectors of oddities, art, and old books from around the world, having traveled much of the world themselves. They curate their house much like a Victorian impressionist’s cabinet of curiosities, full of peculiar art and artifacts – and a few peculiar cats.

    By day, Carmen is a seasoned copy editor, writer, and musician, and Niels is a marine biologist and erstwhile bartender.

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    Sculptor and Painter Gage Prentiss leads 6:30pm Tour

    Gage is a sculptor and painter living and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from Boston University in 1999, and has been exploring the feelings of place, presence and wonder through his art ever since.

    When he began as an artist, he was driven to make tangible objects from things experienced in dreams, to make the presence in his head stand in the room. Gage worked figuratively using the rich language of human gesture, nuance, balance and context to say a lot with very little. These figures usually broke down or transformed in different ways to capture a revolving sense of beauty and repulsiveness in the protean dualities of dream logic. He explored himself and the world through the funhouse lens of his subconscious with welded steel, plaster, and resin.

    It wasn’t till Gage moved to Rhode Island that he really began to feel a deep sense of place. This gave him a new artistic drive and inspired him to capture the vistas, ghosts, and personalities around the State. At first this manifested by making small objects inspired by the fiction of Providence-born H. P. Lovecraft. They conjured feelings of presence, curiosity and wonder. Later Gage was driven to express how he experienced the seasonal faces of Rhode Island through landscape painting.

    Currently Gage is working on a life-size statue of the influential writer H. P Lovecraft in bronze as a gift to the city of Providence.  It will let him communicate a feeling of place, presence and history to the public, all through the figure.  It is his first attempt at monumental public art, and an exciting step forward towards other public projects.

    Gage continues to explore and experiment with many subjects and materials, both 3-d and 2-d, as he learns to see and share his experience of life as an artist.

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    Illustrator-Painter Steve Gervais leads 7pm Horror Tour

    I was born in a log cabin . . . no, not quite, but I did attend the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in Fine Arts. While attending school I worked as a stage hand for the Boston Opera Company, which was staging Don Giovanni. During shows it was also my job to work the hand-held fog makers, which was pretty cool.

    I returned to Providence and found employment as a carpenter at Trinity Square Repertory Theater, helping to construct staging for the Lederer Theater. Next, I found employment at India Imports warehouse working as a shipping clerk and made many interesting friends there.

    All the while I worked building up a body of art work, often choosing sights on Providence’s East Side as subject matter.  A friend had learned of a local small press publisher by the name of Donald Grant, and suggested that I bring my portfolio and come with him as he was delivering art for a book project. I did so and shortly thereafter was given a young adult adventure book project : “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh” by Theodore Roscoe. (Yes, I suggested using another title, but . . .)

    Next I was asked by that same publisher to illustrate the Special Limited Edition of “Christine,” which included a wrap-around cover and 13 black & white interiors, to be numbered and signed by both author and artist. Grant had shown King some paintings I had produced inspired by “The Shining” at a NECON convention, and I was told later that he especially liked the “Woman in the Tub in Rm. 217.”

    That following fall, I received the Best Artist of the Year Award (1983) at the World Fantasy Convention held in Ottawa, Canada.  Other titles quickly followed. Writers the likes of Stephen King, Peter Straub, F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, Clive Barker and Dean Koontz were being offered to me by various publishers. I realized quickly that I needed to develop an authentic artistic voice – and fast.

    I felt an urgent need to rise to these occasions by providing effectively realistic portrayals of scenes selected by me (which was a luxury) from manuscripts sent to me down through the following years.

    Though I’ve been asked to produce some paintings for more recent film projects including a duplication of Gilbert Stuart’s Athenaeum Portrait of George Washington for Jim Wolpaw & Steve Gentile’s “First Face: The Buck Starts Here,” I’m known more for my pencil & colored pencil work, including the film poster for “Complex World” and other editorial work.

    Style wise, I feel given the nature of a genre often involves the supernatural, a highly representational style seemed most appropriate, allowing for a more effective visual suspension of disbelief by the reader. This way the integrity of the story (the idea) remains intact while the artwork hopefully helps enhance the impact of that captured moment within the narrative. A more stylized, conceptualized, or more impressionistic approach seems a bit indulgent to me and would ultimately distract from the narrative. (But it’s all subjective, isn’t it!)

    As to the medium, many respond with some surprise, not being able to pin down how it is done. I’ve found that the “soft” look inherent to graphite often makes for an eerily striking and oddly beautiful aesthetic when combined with such disturbing narrative.

    H.P. Lovecraft’s work has always been an inspiration and has influenced much of my art and music. Being from the Providence area, the locale of many of his stories always added an important dimension to my appreciation, firing up my imagination.

2016 Gallery Map

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Gallery Night Guides 2016

In addition to our Celebrity and Collector Guides, Gallery Night Providence has Staff Guides on every bus tour.
Many of them are artists themselves and are great sources of information for Gallery Night visitors. [More]

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide


Ted DiLucia - Gallery Night Guide


Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide


John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide


Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide



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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.


It definitely takes a village to run Gallery Night Providence.

Lisa Ramos - Gallery Night Coordinator

Gallery Night Coordinator

Richard Bradley Social Media Specialist Celebrity Guide Coordinator

Social Media Specialist
Celebrity Guide Coordinator

A. Michelle Webmaster


Lisa Ramos, a RISD graduate (BFA Illustration), is the Coordinator for Gallery Night. She has over 20 years of experience in design, directing and developing products for global brands. Lisa continues to explore her love for design. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930s and 40s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”.  Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues. A. Michelle has been the webmaster for Gallery Night Providence since 2007. Her firm, Big Noise, co-founded with Al Gomes has been exposing emerging and established recording artists to the world for over 20 years.


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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 7:00pm. 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 7:00 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.